McCreery nominated for Academy of Country Music award

Posted February 9, 2012

Garner's Scotty McCreery, the winner of last season's "American Idol," is among three nominees for the Academy of Country Music New Artist of the Year award.

The Academy of Country Music presents its annual awards in Las Vegas on April 1. 

McCreery, a Garner High School senior whose debut album, "Clear As Day," was certified platinum, was recently named No. 1 on Billboard magazine's list of Top New Country Artists for 2011.

"Clear As Day" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and Top Country Albums charts, making him the youngest man in history to open at the top of the all-genre chart with a debut release.

He is currently touring as part of Brad Paisley's Virtual Reality Tour 2012, and is scheduled to perform at halftime Sunday at the annual Hoops for Hope event hosted by the North Carolina State University women's college basketball team.

McCreery will compete against Brantley Gilbert and Hunter Hayes for new artist honors. Fans can cast their vote online at from March 19 through April 1.


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  • Ivory Lynn Feb 10, 2012

    Scotty will win the New Artist award, no doubt !!!

  • Ozzie Feb 10, 2012

    whoooo hooooooo Scotty!! So proud of you and much good luck!!!

  • adw2 Feb 10, 2012

    Way to go Scotty!!! We're pulling for you.

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  • proverbial Feb 10, 2012

    Congrats Scotty! We're still voting for you!!

  • garnertoy Feb 10, 2012

    Good Luck Scotty

  • graeshires Feb 9, 2012

    Way to go Scotty! Best of luck to you!

  • doglover11 Feb 9, 2012

    Awesome! Best of luck Scotty! We are all so proud of what you have accomplished.