Texans will have a couple extra reasons to tune into the Academy of Country Music Awards (April 7) this year. Not only will the country superstar husband of Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, be hosting — there are two lovely ladies who are finalists for New Female Vocalist!

Sunny Sweeney and Kacey Musgraves are up against Brantley Gillbert’s girlfriend, Jana Kramer for top New Female Vocalist of the year.

Click here to see a full list of the finalists.

Way to represent Texas, ladies! Congratulations to you both, we’ll be pulling for you.

Here are videos from all three of the finalists.

Sunny Sweeney:

Kacey Musgraves:

Jana Kramer:


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