Dylan Scott Dishes On His ACM Awards Nomination, Deluxe Album, And Hitting The Road With Cole Swindell [Exclusive]

This marks the second time Scott has been recognized in this esteemed category.


Madeleine O’Connell

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May 14, 2024


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For the second year in a row, Dylan Scott has snagged a nod in the category of ACM New Male Artist of the Year. Although he doesn’t necessarily feel like a new artist anymore as he has been working hard to build his career for “a long time” now, the country singer says it’s still “really cool” to be recognized in this way by his peers. 

“We’ve been doing this a long time. We’ve had four or five hits now, so I feel like there’s other new artists out there that having some success that really deserve this category, but it is cool to be recognized,” he told Country Now.

Also vying for the title of 2024’s ACM New Male Artist of the Year are Conner Smith, ERNEST, Kameron Marlowe and Nate Smith. 

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Performing At ACM Country Kick Off Event

In celebration of his nomination, Scott has also been invited back to perform at this year’s ACM Country Kickoff event at The Star in Frisco, TX. 

“I was nominated for New Male Artist last year as well, so we got to play it last year too, and it was a lot of fun,” he shared. “I was a little nervous at first because I don’t have my band and that’s my rock. That’s what I lean on, but those guys are great and it’s gonna be a great show.”

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Honoring The Charm of Small-Town Life In Deluxe Project, “Livin’ My Best Life (Still)”

While on stage, Dylan Scott will likely showcase a few tracks off his new deluxe album Livin’ My Best Life (Still), which dropped March 29 via Curb Records. This highly anticipated project features six new tracks like the viral “What He’ll Never Have” in addition to his previously released fan-favorites “This Town’s Been Too Good To Us,” “I’ll Be A Bartender” and “Boys Back Home.” 

Throughout each track on the 26-song collection, listeners hear Scott pay tribute to his Louisiana roots and the small-town way of life he was raised in. He now joins the growing list of country stars who have been churning out massive projects for their fans, though he assures that he didn’t feel pressured to follow the same path. 

“I don’t feel pressured. I mean, albums are great. I’m not on the album kick right now, I’m just on making music. So writing music, finding music, whatever it is, and if we like it then we’re just going to release it. So it actually is less pressure to me.”

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Heading To Canada As An Opener On Cole Swindell’s Current Headline Trek

Unfortunately, the “Boys Back Home” singer will not get to attend the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards as he will be heading to London, ON to help kick off opening weekend of Cole Swindell’s Win The Night Tour.  

“It’s going to be great. Kicks off this weekend. I’m actually going to miss the award show because we’ll be in Canada. He literally starts Thursday night in Canada, but looking forward to it. Cole’s a good dude. I’ve known him a long time. Never been on tour with him. So this will be fun.”

Even though Dylan Scott will not be making an appearance at this year’s star-studded event, fans can still watch to see who will take home New Male Artist of the Year as well as the rest of the wins on Thursday, May 16. The ACM Awards will air live on Prime Video at 8 p.m. EDT/7 p.m. CDT/5 p.m. PDT. Fans don’t need a Prime membership to watch country music’s “party of the year.”

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.