You can vote Scotty McCreery as ACM New Artist of the Year finalist

American Idol champ Scotty McCreery has been nominated for The Academy of Country Music’s New Artist of the Year, and you can help the country crooner get one step closer to the prize with online voting.

Scotty is among eight semi-finalists and your votes will help narrow the field down to three.  Fan voting begins Monday, Jan. 16 and 9 am ET at

Fans can vote once a day until 12pm ET on Jan. 30. The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will air on Sunday, April 1.

The other nominees are Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, JT Hodges, Justin Moore, David Nail, Jerrod Naimann and Thompson Square.