Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The Academy of Country Music Awards announced Thursday that Tenille Townes has won New Female Artist of the Year and Riley Green has won New Male Artist of the Year.
Townes won over Caylee Hammack, Gabby Barrett, Ingrid Andress and Lindsay Ell, while Green won over Cody Johnson, Jordan Davis, Morgan Wallen and Russell Dickerson.
ACM Awards host Keith Urban surprised Townes and Green about their wins over webcam. Urban also announced that Townes and Green will be performing during the awards show.
"I will never forget this day for as long as I live," Townes said while speaking with Urban.