He is up against such talented musical acts as country duo Florida Georgia Line, as well as pop darling Ariana Grande, alternative rock band Imagine Dragons, as well as rapper Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
An acoustic singer-songwriter, Phillips shared his excitement for this prestigious nomination via his official Facebook page
. "Nominated for 'New Artist of the Year.' Voting for the category starts 11/1.Thanks American Music Awards," he posted.
This year, Phillips has had an amazing year on adult contemporary radio. His breakthrough single "Home" has stayed at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary charts for 12 consecutive weeks, and his follow-up single "Gone, Gone, Gone" reigned supreme at No. 1 for five weeks, thus proving that he is a true force to be reckoned with.
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