2018 CMA Awards: New Artist of the Year Chosen

2018 cma awards new artist of the year

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Lauren Alaina, Luke Combs, Chris Janson, Midland, and Brett Young all earned New Artist of the Year nods. Find out who was the ultimate winner...

The 2018 CMA Awards‘ crop of New Artist of the Year nominees included Lauren Alaina, Luke Combs, Chris Janson, Midland, and Brett Young! In the end, Luke Combs proved victorious!

Congrats to this rising star! This winner has some fantastic company. Check out the past ‘New Artist of the Year,’ formerly called the ‘Horizon Award,’ winners below!

1981 Terri Gibbs
1982 Ricky Skaggs
1983 John Anderson
1984 The Judds
1985 Sawyer Brown
1986 Randy Travis
1987 Holly Dunn
1988 Ricky Van Shelton
1989 Clint Black
1990 Garth Brooks
1991 Travis Tritt
1992 Suzy Bogguss
1993 Mark Chesnutt
1994 John Michael Montgomery
1995 Alison Krauss
1996 Bryan White
1997 LeAnn Rimes
1998 Dixie Chicks
1999 Jo Dee Messina
2000 Brad Paisley
2001 Keith Urban
2002 Rascal Flatts
2003 Joe Nichols
2004 Gretchen Wilson
2005 Dierks Bentley
2006 Carrie Underwood
2007 Taylor Swift
2008 Lady Antebellum
2009 Darius Rucker
2010 Zac Brown Band
2011 The Band Perry
2012 Hunter Hayes
2013 Kacey Musgraves
2014 Brett Eldredge
2015 Chris Stapleton
2016 Maren Morris
2017 Jon Pardi

The CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by the more than 6,300 industry professional members of CMA, which when established in 1958 became the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music. The first CMA Awards Banquet and Show was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast on NBC television for the first time – making it the longest running, annual music awards program on network television. Albums and songs released between July 1 of the previous calendar year and June 30 of the award show’s year are eligible for consideration.

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