ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES NEW ARTIST WINNERS PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE

WINNERS BROTHERS OSBORNE, MAREN MORRIS AND JON PARDI WILL PERFORM ON THE “52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDSTM

LIVE FROM T-MOBILE ARENA IN LAS VEGAS, SUNDAY, APRIL 2 ON CBS

The Academy of Country Music® revealed today the winners for the new artist categories for the 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™. Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris and Jon Pardi have been named New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year presented by T-Mobile, New Female Vocalist of the Year presented by T-Mobile, and New Male Vocalist of the Year presented by T-Mobile, respectively. Each of the winners in the new artist categories will perform on the 52NDACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, to be broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 2 (live 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network

These awards mark the first ever ACM Award® wins for Brothers Osborne, Morris and Pardi. Brothers Osborne are also nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year. Morris received an additional five nominations including Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year (as producer and artist) and Single Record of the Year (as producer and artist).

For more information about the awards and winners, please visit www.ACMawards.com/tmobile and http://www.cbs.com/shows/academy_of_country_music/.

Previously announced performers include Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line with the Backstreet Boys, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town and Maren Morris. Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. For event updates, tickets and hotel information, please visit www.ACMcountry.com.

Sponsors and partners for the 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS include T-Mobile and Xfinity from Comcast.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards

The 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher and Tiffany Moon are executive producers for the Academy of Country Music.