Parker McCollum has been named the ACM New Male Artist of the Year! He’s set to perform at this year’s ceremony, taking place on Monday (March 7th) at 8pm ET/7pm CT/5pm PT on Amazon Prime. Parker has been named an “Artist to Watch” by Billboard, HITS magazine, Rolling Stone, CMT, Opry NextStage, SiriusXM, RIAA, and more. He released his major label debut album, Gold Chain Cowboy, last year, expanding on the success of his widely praised Hollywood Gold EP, which became the top-selling debut country EP of 2020.
Miranda Lambert surprised him with the announcement. Watch below.
As previously announced, additional confirmed performers include Dolly Parton with Kelsea Ballerini, Jason Aldean, Breakthrough Artist for Amazon Music, BRELAND featuring Thomas Rhett (“Praise The Lord”), Kane Brown (“Leave You Alone”), Luke Bryan (“Up”), Eric Church, Jordan Davis (“Buy Dirt,” feat. Luke Bryan), Walker Hayes (“AA” and “Fancy Like”), Maren Morris (“Circles Around This Town”), Brothers Osborne (“Skeletons”) and Brittney Spencer (“These Boots Are Made for Walkin’”), Parmalee and Blanco Brown featuring Brooke Eden (“Just the Way”), Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde (“Never Wanted to Be That Girl”), Thomas Rhett (“Slow Down Summer”), Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, and Chris Young (“Raised on Country”) featuring Mitchell Tenpenny (“At the End of a Bar”).
The Academy of Country Music has also confirmed an illustrious group of presenters rounding out the star-studded lineup set to take the stage. Presenters include Alan Ritchson (actor, Reacher), Derek Carr (quarterback, Las Vegas Raiders), Guy Torry (comedian, Phat Tuesdays), James Patterson (author, Run Rose Run), Jason Aldean (singer, “Dirt Road Anthem”), Kelsey Asbille (actor, Yellowstone), Luke Grimes (actor, Yellowstone), Mickey Guyton (singer, “Black Like Me”), and Tom Pelphrey (actor, Ozark, Outer Range).
Lainey Wilson was named ACM New Female Artist of the Year.
Parker is currently poised to hit the top of the country charts with his latest song, “To Be Loved By You,” which follows his previous No. 1 single, “Pretty Heart.”