Announced today, Riley Green and Tenille Townes will take home the New Artist of the Year awards for this year’s 55th Annual ACM Awards. As winners, both will also now perform during the broadcast.
“When we had to come off the road back in March, I wasn’t sure what the rest of 2020 would look like,” said Green. “So much has happened in the world since then and I’m really excited to have a moment to play music again. My grandfathers’ love for Country Music is what led me to this moment and I have to dedicate this award to them. Thank you to everyone who believes in my music enough to let this boy from Alabama get to share his songs like this.”
“I’ll always remember this feeling, standing here as a new artist,” said Townes. “I feel so honored and incredibly grateful just to be a part of this Country Music community that inspires me. Receiving this ACM Award feels like belief from that community, and that means so much to me.”
Keith Urban is set to host the awards on September 16th, 2020.
And as part of fulfilling his hosting duties, he was given the chance to surprise both Riley and Tenille with the news.