Scotty McCreery Nominated for ACM New Artist of The Year

Scotty McCreery is one of the nominees in the Academy of Country Music Awards New Artist of the Year category. Voting begins on Monday January 16 at and

From the Press Release

The Academy of Country Music and Great American Country (GAC) announced today that for the fourth consecutive year, the newcomer category for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music AwardsNew Artist of the Year—will be opened up to interactive fan voting through and, beginning Monday, January 16, 2012.

While in the past, there were several newcomer categories, The ACM has combined them all into one big category that includes the old categories, New Male Vocalist, New Female Vocalist, New Vocal Duo, New Vocal Group, New Solo Vocalist and New Vocal Duo or Group.

The winner will be announced on the LIVE telecast at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, boadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8 p.m. live ET/delayed PT on CBS.

Good luck, Scotty!

NEW ARITST OF THE YEAR semi-finalists are:

Brantley Gilbert
Hunter Hayes
JT Hodges
David Nail
Jerrod Niemann
Justin Moore
Scotty McCreery
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