The first three ACM Awards winners have been announced. The show isn't until Thursday night (May 16), but a trio of new artists learned they won during the ACM Kickoff Festival on Tuesday (May 14).

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"World on Fire" singer Nate Smith, "Tennessee Orange" hitmaker Megan Moroney and "Shoot Tequila" duo Tigirlily Gold were named winners in the New Male, Female and Duo/Group of the Year categories, respectively.

The awards are the first ACM Awards for all three artists. Moroney was nominated in the New Female Artist of the Year category last year and is up for six awards in 2024. She previously won the Female Breakthrough Video of the Year award at the 2023 CMT Music Awards.

"OMG I’M NOT OKAY!," she writes on Instagram. "Thank you @acmawards for the honor & huge thank you to my fans (y’all were insane last night)… best in the world.. so so grateful." Several photos — including one of the card announcing she won next to some late-night Chick-Fil-A — are featured in a carousel.

Smith and Tigirlily Gold also celebrated wins on social media. The duo is Krista and Kendra Slaubaugh, two sisters from North Dakota.

"We just won our first ACM AWARD," they write. "This is 11 years of long days, short nights, ups and downs, and never giving up. Thank you to the @acmawards for this incredible honor. We are absolutely beside ourselves."

So far, only Smith has been announced as a performer. He'll sing a new song called "Bulletproof" with Avril Lavigne.

2024 ACM Awards Nominations Snubs, Ranked

The 2024 ACM Awards nominations are here. Megan Moroney is having a very, VERY good day. A long list of veteran country hitmakers are not.

Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and more find themselves without a real reason to attend the 2024 ACM Awards next month. They don't make this list of snubs and surprises, however — scroll down to find our Top 10, starting with an Entertainer of the Year nominee that had never been up for anything before.

Gallery Credit: Billy Dukes

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