The nominees for New Artist of the Year in the 2014 ACM Awards have been announced. 

After a combined vote from fans and industry professionals who constitute the membership of the Academy of Country Music, Kip Moore, Brett Eldredge and Justin Moore have been revealed as the final nominees.

They won out over an impressive group of semi-finalists that includes Tyler Farr, Kacey Musgraves, Lee Brice, Parmalee and Thomas Rhett for the nominations. The New Artist of the Year category now replaces all newcomer categories from past years, including New Male Vocalist, New Female Vocalist and New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year.

The last round of fan voting for the 2014 ACM Awards New Artist of the Year will begin on Monday, March 24 at 3PM ET, and run until 8PM ET on Sunday,  April 6. The winner will then be revealed during the live broadcast of the 2014 ACM Awards, which is set to air  April 6 at 8PM ET. Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan return as co-hosts again this year.