Nominations for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards were recently announced. Scotty McCreery received two nominations — one for the all-genre Top New Artist Award and one for Top Country Album, for Clear As Day. Also up for Top New Artist are Bad Meets Evil, Big Sean, Foster the People and Wiz Khalifa. In the Top Country Album category, Scotty is joined by Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Luke Bryan and Lady Antebellum.
“This is amazing!” Scotty said. “It’s exciting that my name is listed with these other talented artists. I am honored that Billboard would recognize me for my debut country album. I’m also excited about the Top New Artist nomination because it recognizes artists from all genres of music. I’ve been overwhelmed by everything that has happened to me in the last year and I’m grateful to the fans who made all of this possible.”
The Billboard Music Awards will be held May 20 in Las Vegas. They will air live from the MGM Grand on ABC at 8/7 PM CT.
Billboard Music Awards Country Nominees:
Top New Artist (All-Genre):
Bad Meets Evil
Foster The People
Top Duo/Group (All-Genre)
The Black Eyed Peas
Top Touring Artist (All-Genre):
Top Country Song:
Jason Aldean “Dirt Road Anthem”
Luke Bryan “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)”
Eli Young Band “Crazy Girl”
Lady Antebellum “Just A Kiss”
Blake Shelton “Honey Bee”