Something in the orange tells me this will be the first of many…
Sorry, I couldn’t resist.
The ACM Awards are coming up this Thursday, but ahead of the awards show Zach Bryan has been announced as the winner of the ACM Award for New Male Artist of the Year.
His first ever ACM Award, and his first time being nominated, Zach beat out fellow nominees Ernest, Jackson Dean, Dylan Scott, Nate Smith and Bailey Zimmerman for the trophy.
The nomination comes in the only category Zach was featured in this year, which isn’t exactly surprising given the fact that Zach has tried to distance himself from Nashville.
But given the fact that his album American Heartbreak was one of the biggest of 2022, along with “Something In the Orange” being a massive hit, it seems like Zach probably should have been included in those categories over some of the other nominees.
Still, it’s great to see an “outsider” like Zach get recognized by a show that traditionally only pays tribute to those in their own circle. Of course it would have been a joke if he didn’t win, but these awards shows have proven that they don’t always get these things right.
In this case though, they hit a home run.
Congrats Zach – and hopefully there are many more awards to come.