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The ACM announced the winners for the New Male and New Female Artists of the Year ahead of tomorrow night’s (5/11) awards show. Zach Bryan won in the New Male Artist category, and Hailey Whitters won in the New Female Artist category.

The ACM posted to their Instagram for Zach, “Something in the orange tells us that @zachlanebryan is the WINNER of ACM New Male Artist of the Year! Congratulations! #ACMawards.”

See that post here.

For Hailey’s win, the ACM posted, “The ACM New Female Artist of The Year is… @haileywhitters! We can’t wait for her DEBUT #ACMawards performance — FREE to stream Thursday on @PrimeVideo!”

See that post here.

Hailey posted photos of her working on the farm to Instagram yesterday (5/9), “brb lemme go wash off this dirt mustache real quick cause it’s ACM WEEK YALL.”

See that post here.

Zach posted the news of his win on his Insta stories writing, “Thank you so much, guys.”

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Yesterday (5/9), The Academy of Country Music announced that Ed Sheeran will take the stage for a performance during the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards.

Hosted by country music icons Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks, the two-hour show will be free to stream live for a global audience across 240+ countries and territories exclusively on Prime Video and the Amazon Music channel on Twitch on Thursday, May 11 at 7 pm ET from the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. The full rebroadcast will be available to watch after the show on Prime Video and will be available to stream the next day on Friday, May 12.

Sheeran, who just released the critically-acclaimed studio album “-” (Subtract), is in the midst of his “+ – = ÷ x” (Mathematics) World Tour. The performance will be his debut on the ACM Awards stage, adding what the ACM is calling “an electrifying moment” to an already-packed evening of performances.

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