Julianne Hough, Jake Owen Are Early Winners of 2009 ACM Awards

Julianne Hough, Jake Owen Are Early Winners of 2009 ACM Awards

Julianne Hough wins Top New Female Vocalist, while Jake Owen claims Top New Male Vocalist as early winners of this year's Academy of Country Music Awards are announced.

Despite the fact that gala ceremony for the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards is still a month away, several winners for the event have been disclosed. Announced on Friday, March 6, it was revealed that Julianne Hough and Jake Owen were among the singers winning the coveted awards.

Hough grabbed a trophy for Top New Female Vocalist, beating down Sarah Buxton and Ashton Shepherd. Meanwhile, Owen was named Top New Male Vocalist, winning over Jamey Johnson and James Otto.

Along with Julianne Hough and Jake Owen, Zac Brown Band also join the early winners list. The band received an honor as Top New Vocal Duo or Group, putting aside Eli Young Band and The Lost Trailers.

2009 Academy of Country Music Awards is scheduled for April 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will be broadcast live on CBS. Taylor Swift, Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Miranda Lambert, Heidi Newfield and Tim McGraw have all been scheduled to sing at the annual event.

© AceShowbiz.com



    Mar 11, 2009

    See i don't even know her right name..HA..that even proves my point more!! These shows are BOGUS!!!!!!!

    JH Fan
    Mar 10, 2009

    First of all, her name is JULIANNE!!! NOT Julianna. And second, I am SOOOO glad that Julianne won this award!!!!!! She is extremely talented!!!!

    Mar 09, 2009

    What are you talking about Heidi?? Get a life you jealous bitch! Good luck to all three. Well deserved.

    Mar 09, 2009

    Heidi...I TOTALLY AGREE with you!!! I am outraged that Julianna won this award. I have lost TONS of respect for these awards shows.

    James Otto Sweet Hea
    Mar 08, 2009

    I wanted James Otto to be named the ACM Best New Male Artist of the Year, I love him so much!!! (smiles) God bless you and him always!!! Holly in East Tennessee

    Mar 07, 2009

    What a joke about Julianne Hough. So now the ACMs are a popularity contest and not an award for credible country artists with talent. I'm embarrassed at how Julianne has now not only disgraced herself but also the music she claims to have a passion for.

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