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Final 2014 ACM Awards New Artist of the Year Nominees Announced

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Votes have been tallied, and the top three finalists for 2014 ACM New Artist of the Year have been announced!

The lucky guys are Kip Moore, Brett Eldredge and Justin Moore. The trio beat out other extremely talented semi-finalists and peers Tyler Farr, Lee Brice, two-time Grammy winner Kacey Musgraves, Thomas Rhett and Parmalee for the coveted three spots.

The final 2014 ACMs New Artist of the Year nominees were selected by a combined vote from fans and professional members of the Academy of Country Music. This award absorbs all newcomer categories, including New Male Vocalist, New Female Vocalist and New Vocal Duo or Group categories from past years, tightening up the competition for the trophy.

So, will the winner be singer-songwriter Moore, who has made hits like ‘Something ‘Bout a Truck’ climb the country charts while fusing blue collar rock with country? Or will it be ‘Beat of the Music’ hitmaker Eldredge, who embarked on his first-ever headlining tour last fall? Moore — a soon-to-be dad of three — is also very much in contention with the No. 1 hit ‘Point at You.’

Last year’s winner was duo Florida Georgia Line, and as country fans know, they’ve had a fantastic year since.

The final round of fan voting for the 2014 ACM Awards New Artist of the Year begins on March 24 at 3PM ET and will close at 8PM ET on April 6. Fans can see the winner named on the live broadcast of the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by country’s funny guys Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan.

The 2014 ACMs air Sunday, April 6 at 8PM ET.

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