Thursday, February 9, 2012

Scotty McCreery has a fan base that's proven they love to vote for him!

Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes + Scotty McCreery Named 2012 ACM New Artist of the Year Nominees

Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Scotty McCreery

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The field of eight ACM New Artist of the Year nominees has been trimmed to three. Fans decided that Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes and Scotty McCreery were the most deserving in a fan-voted poll through GAC-TV.

Hayes and ‘American Idol‘ winner McCreery released their debut albums in 2011 and scored Top 20 singles with ‘Storm Warning’ and ‘I Love You This Big,’ respectively. Gilbert reissued his ‘Halfway to Heaven’ album after signing on to the Valory Music Company roster and landed a No. 1 with ‘Country Must Be Country Wide.’

That the winner is also partially decided by fan votes could help out McCreery, who has a healthy fan base that’s proven again and again they love casting a ballot for the ‘Idol’ winner. Industry professionals also weigh in on the award, which will be handed out on April 1.

Voting for the New Artist of the Year winner begins March 19 at 12PM ET at and wraps up on April 1 at 8PM ET. The 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards are broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Thompson Square, JT Hodges, David Nail, Jerrod Niemann and Justin Moore were semifinalists in the the New Artist of the Year category. The polls to determine the finalists closed on Jan. 30. Check out the complete list of 2012 ACM Awards nominees here.


  1. Hip, Hip Hooray!! Waiting to vote March 19th to April 1st..Hope we can vote Scotty through. He is such a well grounded individual and deserves the award. He has worked so hard and made appearances for charity too.

  2. How awesome! Do we know how fans will be asked to vote? Will it be once a day, a one time thing, or ? ? ? Thanx!

  3. I knew he would be in the final 3,now fans starting Mar.19th lets show the country world who we love

  4. Scotty all the way!!!

  5. I knew that Scotty was going to be in the top three, because God spoke to my heart and told me that He had Scotty. Scotty have favor with God and man. He is going to WINNNNNNNNNNNN IT BIG. God bless him and his beautiful family.

  6. hahaha - I knew these would be the final 3 - congrats to Scotty & to all the fans who put him through, again!


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