The ACM announced the winners for New Artist of the Year

The Academy of Country Music has revealed the winners of the new artist categories for the 53rd annual ACM Awards.

  • Lauren Alaina nabbed New Female Vocalist of the Year.
  • Brett Young is this year's New Male Vocalist of the Year.
  • Midland scored the award for New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year.

The winners each received a surprise phone call from hostess Reba McEntire, who shared the exciting news. Thankfully, their reactions were all caught on camera.