Scotty McCreery - Breakthrough Artist Award - ACAs 2013 (VIDEO)

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Scotty McCreery, American Idol season 10 winner, nabbed his second ACA Award Tuesday (Dec 10) for Breakthrough artist of the year. Watch Scotty accept his award, plus more details about the award and Scotty’s reaction, below.

Scotty McCreery Wins Breakthrough Artist Award at American Country Awards Tonight’s Award Marks His Second ACA Trophy

Scotty McCreery won the Breakthrough Artist of the Year award tonight at the American Country Awards, which broadcast live on Fox from Las Vegas.

McCreery won in the Breakthrough Artist category that included Lee Brice, Hunter Hayes, Randy Houser and Justin Moore.

“It is awesome!” McCreery says. “It is really cool. We have had an incredible year and we are really trying to take it to the next level, so to win the Breakthrough Artist award is really special. I am really honored to win this award.

“Of course, I have to thank the fans. This is a fan-voted award and I have the greatest fans in the world! I owe everything to them and will never be able to thank them for all that they’ve done for me. “

McCreery’s 2011 debut album, Clear As Day, was certified platinum for sales of one million in just 13 weeks. The first two singles from that album were each certified gold. In 2012, his Christmas album was also certified gold. He was named Top New Artist by Billboard and won best new artist awards at the Academy of Country Music Awards and the CMT Awards.

McCreery’s new album, See You Tonight, recently debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, his second consecutive studio album to do so. See You Tonight remains in the country albums chart’s Top 10, and the title track’s video is ranked No. 1 on GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown.

In 2011, McCreery won the New Artist of the Year Award at the American Country Awards, which was the first time that he was a nominee or winner at a country music awards show. “I will always remember that one especially, because it was my first one,” he says. “It’s really cool to have another one.”

McCreery recently performed live in front of his hometown crowd at the historic Carolina Theater in Durham, N.C., for a special concert for Yahoo Music’s Ram Country Live!. The live- streamed concert, which is followed by an accompanying select video-on-demand feature to allow fans to experience a taste of the live magical night again, can be viewed beginning Wednesday at the below link:

Details on McCreery’s appearances, including his upcoming See You Tonight Tour, can be found at

  • mmmtx

    Even though I have this acceptance speech dvred at home I love having a good video of it too. Thanks mj.

  • Idolwatcher3

    Yay! Great for Scotty! CONGRATS!!!

    Thanks for posting MJ

  • TravelinThru

    Congratulations to Scotty and the McCreerians! :)

  • Madilo

    That’s a great news to wake up with:) Congrats !
    Go Scotty !

  • Sicola789

    Great for Scotty! Loved his speech and how he thanked Jesus. Cool to see.

  • Kariann Hart

    That’s great news! American Idol should be pleased!

  • Anny_nanny

    Go Scotty!

  • Lexie O’Neill

    Congratulations to Scotty!!

  • Lexie O’Neill

    James Durbin ?@DurbinRock 5m
    HUGE Congrats to my boy @ScottyMcCreery for his #ACAawards Breakthrough Artist WIN!! You deserve it dude! I’m so proud of you.

  • Tess Herself

    Hopefully, sooner rather than later Scotty will find “the song” that will propel him into the big leagues….but considering he’s still a snot nosed kid compared to most of the males in the country genre he has time on his side. He seems to be a smart kid, has a winning personality, obvious talent, and great drive. I think he’ll be around for a while.

  • esther macha

    Great news to wake up to. Congrats to Scotty!

  • therivermaya

    Congratulations to Scotty!
    Love his music…I am a fan for life!!!

  • SaSa8

    Congratulations again to Scotty!! So happy he won!

  • escape

    How can he still be a Breakthrough Artist? It’s been over 2 yrs since his debut CD. He won this award for New Artist last year.

  • Eilonwy_has_an_emu

    In 2011, when McCreery won the New Artist award at the ACAs, Breakthrough Artist was a separate category. (Some years, there appears to be only a Breakthrough Artist category, or else the Wikipedia listings of winners are incomplete.)

    I can’t find eligibility criteria on the ACA’s site, but I guess Breakthrough != New. This is honestly not an award show where I think anybody worries much about issues other than getting popular artists on the teevee. It’s not a bad thing for McCreery to still be popular enough to make the cut.

  • ptebwwong

    The artists up for this award are not new artists anymore, but they’re not A-listers so aren’t eligible for Artist of the Year awards. Basically, think of this as the artists who fall somewhere in between. If you look at the others nominated with Scotty, every single artist released their debut album over 2 years ago. Hunter Hayes is nominated & he has a Grammy nomination. Many of them are on their 2nd or 3rd album. All the winners would not be considered “breakthrough” artists if you’re thinking this is the 1st time they got recognition in the genre. All of them have had multiple top 20 Billboard hits.

  • scm101

    Way to go Scotty… You are The # 1 in my list. Congratulations ! McCreerians Rock !!!

  • gem2477

    Horray for Scotty!

  • dd999

    Congratulations Scotty!! Love Scotty’s voice and so happy he’s won yet another award. To think, he’s only 20 years old and already has received several awards, a platinum album, gold album, 2 gold records. Have I missed anything? Scotty’s star keeps rising! Way to go, Scotty!!!