The 53rd Annual ACM awards are getting closer and closer. In anticipation of the awards, the ACM announced the 2018 New Artists awards. This wasn't your typical award presentation however. Each winner received a call from Reba McEntire, the host for the 2018 awards, and was told they had one in their respective category. The initial reaction from each winner was shock that Reba was calling them, followed by the shock of winning.

Midland was awarded for New Vocal group of the Year.

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Brett Young was selected to be the New Male Vocalist of the Year.

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Lauren Alaina is the New Female Vocalist of the Year.

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