POLL: Who Should Win New Male Vocalist of the Year at the 2017 ACM Awards?
UPDATE: On March 14, the Academy of Country Music revealed Jon Pardi as the winner of this 2017 ACM Awards trophy.
From a social media sensation to one of Luke Bryan's touring partners, the artists nominated for New Male Vocalist of the Year at the 2017 ACM Awards are all certainly deserving of the title. But only one can take home the honor ... Who do you think it will be?
Even before he released his first single to country radio, Kane Brown was amassing a huge fanbase through social media, so it's not exactly surprising that the 23-year-old singer's self-titled debut album set new records. Brown's last five singles have hit the top spot on the iTunes country charts, and Kane Brown become country music’s most successful debut record in two years.
After the 2015 release of his No. 1 single "Fix," Chris Lane kept the momentum high in 2016 with a new studio album, Girl Problems, and a heartwarming single that quickly became a fan favorite on country radio. "For Her" reached No. 1 on the iTunes Top Country Songs list and led to an opening spot for Lane on Florida Georgia Line's Dig Your Roots Tour.
Another Chris up for New Male Vocalist of the Year at the 2017 ACM Awards, Chris Janson, earned his reputation as a stellar songwriter before establishing himself as a powerhouse performer in his own right with the 2015 release of his debut album, Buy Me a Boat. In 2016, Janson hit the road with Bryan for his annual Farm Tour, and in 2017, he'll join Sam Hunt's on his 15 in a 30 Tour, as well as Tim McGraw and Faith Hill for select dates during their Soul2Soul Tour.
Since 2012, Jon Pardi has quietly been climbing the country music ladder. Pardi's second studio album, California Sunrise, debuted at No. 1 on the country charts in 2016, and fans all over the country got to know the smooth singer during Kip Moore's Me and My Kind Tour. This year, Pardi is currently on the road with Dierks Bentley, for Bentley's What the Hell World Tour.
Brett Young may have just recently released his debut album, but the singer is a strong contender for New Male Vocalist of the Year thanks to his massively popular single "Sleep Without You." The sweet love song captured the hearts of fans in 2016, and even caught the attention of Lady Antebellum, who liked the new aritst so much that they invited Young to join them on the road in 2017 for their You Look Good World Tour.
Who should win New Male Vocalist of the Year at the 2017 ACM Awards? Vote for your pick in the poll below as often as once an hour until 11:59PM ET on March 30. We’ll compile the results for our readers vs. staff predictions prior to this year’s ACMs.
The 2017 ACM Awards are set to take place in Las Vegas, Nev., on April 2, and air live on CBS beginning at 8PM ET. For the first time ever, the show will take place at T-Mobile Arena; Bryan and Bentley will return as co-hosts.
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