Showdog-Universal’s rising star JT Hodges found himself part of the eight ACM semi-finalists for New Artist Of The Year today. The singer will be competing for both fan and industry voting for the final three nominations. The fan voting starts Monday, January 16th at 9 am EST and will continue on through to January 30th at noon EST. The final three nominees will then go against each other for the award through both fan and membership voting once again.
JT was pretty excited about being named one of the semi-finalists this morning by the Academy of Country Music:
“This is a true honor not only for me but my fans,” said Hodges. “Thank you to the Academy of Country Music for the nod. Although I’m the obvious underdog, I feel like I’ve won just by being recognized.”
JT will petition for fan voting on January 16th with a live Facebook chat at 7 pm CST. Fans can enter the chat on Monday by visiting JT’s official Facebook fan page or his UStream page. To vote for JT, or any of the other nominees, fans can visit VoteACM.com on Monday to cast their votes.