Chris, I thought this award was industry voted? Or is it both? Either way, I have to agree with you. I think a lot of the others in this category have fans more likely to vote.
I just don't see EC winning this award :( I think he deserves it more than the other nominees but ECs fan base are mostly guys and I don't know a lot of guys saying to themselves "oooh, I gotta vote for EC today". Think about Chris Youngs fan base, all young girls that are rabid about voting.
I just don't have good feelings about this :*( :*( :*(
Yay! can't wait!
I wish I could see this in person! I guess I'll have to settle for watching it on tv
I was so excited when I saw this! I can't wait!
Thanks Andy!! Makes a lot more sense now :)
Doing my happy dance...so proud of EC!!! Whoot whoot!
New Artist - This Award is to the artist, whether individual or a group, who is known primarily as a country artist, who has for the first time demonstrated the most significant creative growth and development in overall chart or sales activity (of a debut or sophomore album), live performance, professionalism and/or national media recognition related to the launch of their career - I guess we could qualify for that - Any artist who has previously won a CMA Award or any artist has twice been a final nominee for the Horizon Award or New Artist of the Year Award is ineligible for nomination.
eric has three cds out, how can he or any1 with 3 cds be in the NEW ARTIST spot ?
Fantastic news! Thanks for letting us know!
I completely agree.. And I also do love both Chris Young & Luke Bryan (Heck I'm in Chris Young's fan club!) But you shouldn't be nominated two years in a row!
Awesome, thanks for posting Laurie! I'm so excited for EC & the guys to get another nomination. Confused though how Luke & Chris can be nominated for *new* artist two years in a row though (if I'm reading the article correctly). I love both of their music but I would have thought that you could only be in the running for new artist once, hence "new." Someone please enlighten me...