Fans to vote for Country Music's new artist of the year

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The Academy of Country Music has announced nominees for new female vocalist, new male vocalist and new vocal duo or group of the year and now it needs fans to help decide the winner.

Jana Kramer, Kacey Musgraves and Sunny Sweeney are up for new female vocalist. Lee Brice, Brantley Gilbert and Hunter Hayes will compete for new male artist and Florida Georgia Line, Love and Theft and Thompson Square are nominated in the duo/group category.

The winners will be up for new artist of the year during the Academy awards show in April.

Fans can vote at music network Great American Country's website starting January 21.

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