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WATCH: Reba McEntire Surprises Early ACM Winners Including Lauren Alaina...

To some, it's just old hat at this point. You put out some music, you get nominated for an award, you win said award and the cycle continues (or doesn't, depending.) So, what does it look like to win that first ACM? Take a peak at a few experiences below...

Lauren Alaina on Twitter

Like every post, I've got to start with a pun. The best thing that has happened to me in my "McEntire" life. Now that that's out of the way... I won an ACM. AND @reba called to tell me. Today my country-loving heart is exploding. Thank you to my team.

ACM Awards on Twitter

In case you didn't know, the ACM for New Male Vocalist of the Year goes to @BrettYoungMusic. Check out his reaction when @Reba broke the news... #ACMawards https://t.co/dWs81CMl1j

ACM Awards on Twitter

The ACM for New Vocal Group of the Year goes to @MidlandOfficial! And yes, that really was @Reba on the phone! #ACMawards https://t.co/yfYJptBejW