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Luke Combs, Ashley McBryde, LANCO Win ACM New Artists Awards

March 25, 2019

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country artists Luke Combs, Ashley McBryde and LANCO get to attend the ACM Awards in Las Vegas next month knowing they are already winners.

The Academy of Country Music posted videos on Twitter on Monday of Carrie Underwood calling to congratulate each artist. Combs won new male artist, McBryde won new female artist and LANCO won new group of the year.


Got some pretty awesome news yesterday while I was making my toaster strudel... Thanks for the call, @carrieunderwood! This is a dream come true and I'm so thankful for all of you. Can't wait for the @acmawards! #ACMawards

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Combs' 2017 debut "This One's for You" is double platinum and his first five singles hit No. 1 on Billboard's country airplay chart. McBryde released her first major label record on Warner Music Nashville last year called "Girl Going Nowhere," while LANCO, a group of five, released their first album "Hallelujah Nights" last year on Arista Nashville.

The ACM Awards will air on April 7 on CBS.