There's a slight change to the Academy of Country Music's New Artist of the Year category. Industry votes will determine the winners in the New Male Vocalist, New Female Vocalist and New Duo or Group categories, and those three artists will then compete for the New Artist of the Year trophy. That award will be presented on camera at the ACM Awards next spring on a date yet to be announced.
Fans will be able to vote for the New Artist of the Year at GACTV.com. The winner will be determined by a combination of those votes with the professional membership votes.
Nominees for the ACM Awards will be announced in February 2013.
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