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LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 02: Recording artist Carrie Underwood performs onstage during the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The Academy of Country Music has revealed the winners of the New artist categories for the 54th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

Luke Combs, LANCO and Ashley McBryde have been named New Male Artist of the Year, New Group of the Year and New Female Artist of the Year, respectively. The winners each received a surprise phone call from Carrie Underwood, who won the 2005 New Female Vocalist category at the 2006 ACM Awards.

Speaking of Carrie, she will be performing at the ACM Awards as well as the new winners Luke Combs, LANCO and Ashley McBryde.

Just announced! Carrie will perform at the 2019 @ACMawards on April 7th on @CBSTV. - TeamCU

11k Likes, 121 Comments - Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) on Instagram: "Just announced! Carrie will perform at the 2019 @ACMawards on April 7th on @CBSTV. - TeamCU"

Previously announced ACM Awards performers including Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Reba McEntire, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton and George Strait along with ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award honoree Jason Aldean.

The ACM awards will be handed out on Sunday, April 7 on CBS.

-Nancy Brooks