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Time is Running Out – EIGHT Semi-Finalists Compete and Need YOUR VOTE to Snag 1 of 3 Spots for 2012 ACM “New Artist of the Year”

On January 14, 2012 the Academy of Country Music (ACM) and Great American Country (GAC) announced EIGHT Semi-finalists for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards “New Artist of the Year” category and for the fourth consecutive year opened up the category to fan voting that began on Monday, January 16, 2012 at 9 a.m.ET at and and ends on Monday, January 30th at Noon ET.

The semi-fina”list” is a combination of ALL newcomers into one combined overall category for “New Artist of the Year”. The list takes into account New Male Vocalist, New Female Vocalist, New Vocal Duo, New Vocal Group and New Solo Vocalist and will award ONE of the named as 2012 Academy of Country Music “New Artist of the Year” at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards Show.

But The Semi-Finalists Need Your Vote to Get There and Time is Running Out . . .   
The Top 8 artists (semi-finalists) willl compete via the GAC fan vote at and, combined with the ACM professional membership vote, to determine the final 3 nominees for the Award. The final 3 nominees will compete for the trophy, with a combined fan and professional membership vote to determine the winner. But . . .

There’s only FIVE DAYS LEFT to place your vote for your favorite artist because the first round of fan voting began on Monday, January 16, 2012 and will close on Monday, January 30, 2012. So get on over to and place your vote TODAY and EVERYDAY until January 30, 2012.

Then the final three nominees will be announced in February and will move on to compete for THE 2012 “ACM New Artist of the Year” title and trophy.

After the three final nominees are announced, the final round of voting will begin on Monday March 19th and close on April 1, 2012 at

The 2012 ACM “New Artist of the Year” winner will then be announced LIVE during the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on CBS Sunday, April 1, 2012 airing at 8pm ET and hosted by Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton.


  • Scotty McCreery
  • Hunter Hayes
  • Brantley Gilbert
  • JT Hodges
  • David Nail
  • Jerrod Niemann
  • Justin Moore and
  • Thompson Square

Each semi-finalist has recorded a message for you so be sure to get on over to to hear directly from them and VOTE DAILY until January 30, 2012 at Noon ET. And while you’re waiting for the results, be sure to . . .

Watch the 8 Semi-Finalists and then the Final 3 Nominees on GAC tv . . .
GAC aired “ACM Showcase 2012”, a special featuring all eight semi-finalists which premiered on Monday, January 16 at 8pm ET. The special re-airs through the close of voting on January 30 so be sure to check out the schedule to tune in and hear from these eight artists and get on over and VOTE.

And on March 19 at 9:00 pm ET through April 1, 2012 GAC will premiere an “ACM New Artist of the Year” special that will feature interviews and exclusive performances with the final three nominees.

Fans, get over and VOTE to move three of the eight semi-finalists into the final “New Artist of the Year” category. And Good Luck to all the semi-finalists !


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