MULTI-PLATINUM-selling artist Brett Young has earned the title of New Male Vocalist of the Year ahead of the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards.
Young received a surprise phone call from ACM Awards host Reba McEntire notifying him of the news.
“I was blown away when I got the call from Reba. Winning an ACM Award is something every Country artists dreams about," Young said. “It’s an absolute honor to receive this award in this category of incredible artists, and I’m so thankful to the ACMs and my fans for making this a reality.”
Young is set to perform on the ACM Awards, being held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Gaining attention right out of the gate, all three of his singles - “Sleep Without You,” “In Case You Didn’t Know” and “Like I Loved You” - climbed to No. 1, solidifying Young as the artist who has spent the most time atop the Billboard Country Airplay Chart within the past 12 months. With his third single “Like I Loved You” reaching over 1 million in consumption, all three of the singles have now reached PLATINUM status. His breakout smash “In Case You Didn’t Know” has reached 3X PLATINUM, making him the only debut Country artist to reach that sales milestone since 2014. And while Young’s newest single “Mercy” is steadily climbing the radio charts, the video for the song has already hit No. 1 in its second week on the Vevo Top Country chart.