Nashville, TN -- The Academy of Country Music has announced the nominees for the best newcomers among male and female singers and best vocal group. Jana Kramer, Kacey Musgraves and Sunny Sweeney are up for new female vocalist. Lee Brice, Brantley Gilbert and Hunter Hayes will compete for new male artist and Florida Georgia Line, Love and Theft and Thompson Square are nominated for best new duo or group. Fans can vote online starting January 21st. The winners will be up for new artist of the year.