Multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter Hunter Hayes is nominated in the Academy of Country Music Awards’ best new artist category.
According to the Associated Press, the Breaux Bridge native Hayes is up for the award with “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery and Brantly Gilbert. The three were chosen by fans and the ACM membership.
A second round of fan voting opens March 19 at this website, and will run through April 1 until 7 p.m.
ACM New Artist of the Year Award will be given out during the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards broadcast live on CBS, Sunday, April 1, 8 p.m., from Las Vegas.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.