SHOW DOG – UNIVERSAL MUSIC’S JT HODGES MAKES SEMI-FINALIST ROUND IN ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC’S NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR CATEGORY
January 13, 2012, Nashville, TN --Show Dog – Universal
Music’s JT Hodges was named one of the top 8 artists in the New Artist
Of The Year category, from the first round of ACM professional voting,
announced earlier today by the Academy of Country Music and Great American
Country (GAC). The top 8 artists are considered semi-finalists and will
compete via the GAC fan vote at GACtv.com/ACM, combined with the ACM
professional membership vote, to determine the final 3 nominees for the
award. The final 3 nominees will then compete for the trophy, with a
combined fan and professional membership vote to determine the winner.
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."
First round fan voting for New Artist of the
Year will begin at www.VoteACM.comand www.GACTV.com/ACMon Monday, Jan. 16th at 9 a.m. ET, and will close on Monday,
Jan. 30th at Noon ET.
Hodges will petition fans to cast their vote for him by holding a
live facebook chat Monday, January 16 at 7:00PM Central Standard Time.
Fans can go to JT’s Facebook page to enter the chat at www.facebook.com/jthodgesmusic
or via Ustream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/j-t-hodges
more information on JT Hodges go to www.jthodges.com