UPDATE: This poll has closed early. On March 26, the ACM revealed that Brett YoungLauren Alaina and Midland are 2018's New Male Vocalist of the Year, New Female Vocalist of the Year and New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year, respectively.

With a lineup like this one for the New Male Vocalist of the Year at the 2018 ACM Awards, it seems like an impossible choice. Two of this year's nominated names re-appear from the nominees list in 2017, a testament to the holding power of these newcomers.

Kane Brown is a repeat nominee for this award, and he's also in the running this year for Vocal Event of the Year, for his collaboration with Lauren Alaina on "What Ifs." Then there's Luke Combs, who hit the country music scene like the title of his No. 1 debut single, "Hurricane." He's been on a "redneck roll" since, with another hit in "When It Rains It Pours" ... and, no doubt, more to come.

In addition to being one of The Boot's 2018 Artists to Watch, Devin Dawson is climbing his way to the top with his debut single, "All on Me," while fellow nominee Russell Dickerson is another up-and-comer who shows no signs of slowing after the ascent of his debut hit, "Yours." Rounding out the category is Brett Young, another returning candidate to the lineup for New Male Vocalist of the Year. With a solid repertoire of hits including "In Case You Didn't Know" and "Like I Loved You," he keeps cranking out chart-climbing songs.

Who deserves New Male Vocalist of the Year at the 2018 ACM Awards? Vote for your pick in the poll below; you can vote as often as once per hour through the end of the day on Thursday, April 12. The Boot's staff will tally the votes and use them for our readers vs. staff predictions before the show.

The 2018 ACM Awards are set to take place in Las Vegas, Nev., on April 15, and air live on CBS beginning at 8PM ET. The ceremony will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

The Boot will be staying up late covering the most buzzed-about winners, fashion and moments at the 2018 ACM Awards. Readers can watch along with us by checking back to TheBoot.com for the latest ACMs headlines, liking The Boot on Facebook and following The Boot on Twitter.

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