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ACMs Name Megan Moroney, Nate Smith, Tigerlily Gold Early Winners



With a performance-heavy present within the offing, the Academy of Nation Music Awards received three awards out of the way in which two nights early Tuesday night, giving out the awards in three separate classes the present has delineated for greatest new artists to Megan Moroney, Nate Smith and the duo Tigerlily.

Maybe the least shocking honoree the ACM Awards may have this yr is the winner for brand spanking new feminine artist of the yr: Moroney. It’s truthful to say that her 4 opponents didn’t stand an opportunity. As a result of as a favourite this yr not simply amongst freshmen however all the class of artists, Moroney got here into this yr’s awards with six nominations. That tied her with nation celebrity Morgan Wallen for the second-highest variety of noms total, trailing solely Luke Combs’ main eight nominations.

If anybody would have given the acclaimed Moroney a run for her cash, it seemingly would have been Ashley Cooke, who simply received the favourite new feminine artist trophy on the CMT Music Awards final month. The opposite opponents within the division had been Kassi Ashton, Hannah Ellis and Kylie Morgan.

Megan Moroney, Nate Smith, Tigerlily Gold

Smith was additionally a frontrunner to win greatest new male artist. In an indication of his reputation, he has been booked on Thursday night time’s present in a duet with pop star Avril Lavigne. His competitors within the class consisted of Ernest, Kameron Marlowe, Dylan Scott and Conner Smith.

Choosing a winner for brand spanking new duo or group of the yr might need been somewhat harder, if solely as a result of not one of the three nominated acts has damaged by in a giant method. The class returned for 2024 after being edged out of the ACMs for a number of years as a result of not sufficient new teams certified for nominations beneath the Academy’s guidelines. Even this yr, with a loosening of chart eligibility necessities, solely three of the 5 potential slots had been crammed, with Tigerlily Gold prevailing within the vote over Stressed Highway and Neon Union.

Many music awards give out a few of their trophies forward of the large night time, however the ACMs could have extra of a mandate to take action. The present was lower down to 2 hours as a substitute of the customary three when it made the transfer from broadcast networks to being a Prime Video streaming unique. It makes up for a few of that brevity by working few commercials throughout these two hours, however the present nonetheless has 15 scheduled performances to squeeze into these 120 minutes.

Moroney will carry out Thursday as a part of the red-carpet hour at 7 p.m. ET/4 PT, previous the official kickoff for the awards livestream at 8 p.m. ET/5 PT.

The present Thursday will probably be free for all viewers, not simply Prime members, on Prime Video and Amazon’s Twitch channel.

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