Why No Love For Scotty McCreery At The ACAs?

The fan-voted American Country Awards are about to get underway, yet one of country's big-name crooners is already out of the running. There's no love "this big" this year, apparently.

Scotty McCreery

Nearly all of country's biggest stars are headed to Vegas with fingers crossed they'll be shown a little love and appreciation at the 2012 American Country Awards.

While the honors are doled out according to listeners' votes, we can't quite figure out how one crooner got passed over for any nominations at all! What's up with that, Scotty McCreery?

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Despite being the winner of American Idol's tenth season as well as releasing a Christmas album this year, the 19-year-old was shut out of the American Country Awards.

Adding insult to injury? Lauren Alaina, who lost to Scotty McCreery in the 2011 singing competition, is up for the coveted Artist of the Year: New Artist honor!

It's not as if there weren't plenty of American Country Award nominations to go around.

Luke Bryan leads the pack with the most nominations at seven, followed by Lady Antebellum and Zac Brown Band with six each.

Jason Aldean, Eric Church and Taylor Swift each have five nominations, while Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood and Chris Young each received four.

Maybe 2013 will be the lucky year for Scotty McCreery at the ACAs?

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While it's not yet known if the Christmas caroler will attend the award ceremony in Las Vegas on Dec. 10, there's one thing Scotty McCreery fans can bet on: he'll be genuinely happy for whoever does win big.

The youngster, known for having a big heart, recently added doing good to his list of virtues. The "I Love You This Big" singer chose to turn his recent holiday show into a benefit for the Hurricane Sandy Relief Foundation, explaining, "Being from North Carolina, I have seen firsthand what hurricanes can do. I wanted to figure out a way to help."

Who do you feel got left out of the 2012 American Country Awards lovefest?

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Comments on "American Country Awards 2012: The lonesome snub"

k berkley December 11, 2012 | 7:22 AM

I find it hard to believe that a song like Taylor Swifts got even on the list, let alone got 1st place, In country???? Are you kidding me????? I don't dislike Tsylor, but COME ON....... Our classic country stars must have truly wondered where country has gone.....

Kathy December 09, 2012 | 4:00 PM

Scotty should have been nominated for something other than new artist of the year. This article isn't saying he should be nominated for new artist of the year. It's saying he should be nominated for something! Anything. He's a talented artist.

kelly December 08, 2012 | 10:51 PM

Just because he won last year, doesn't mean he didn't deserve to be nominated for something THIS year! Look at other big country stars like Carrie Underwood- she's nominated at EVERY SINGLE COUNTRY award show out there... so I don't think it's so far fetched for SheKnows to wonder why he wasnt nominated for anything.... make sense to me, but Im a super big fan. I'll still be excited to see him present.

Sandy December 08, 2012 | 4:32 AM

Since he already won his award last year then he's not going to be nominated again ,as others have said....but he will be presenting.Now if you had written an article on how he was snubbed by radio,and ultimately the Grammy's then your article would have some merit!!However,Scotty being the true artist he is will have his day,he is doing better than those that are getting nominated and TPTB will wake up!With the credentials and success he has had and will continue to have,Scotty will continue to soar with or without TPTB.He's in high demand for sure.

maddie December 07, 2012 | 10:12 PM

Sheknows apparently doesn't know as much as she thought. He has already won the new artist award and that was in his first year out there. There is love to share for them all and don't worry about Scotty his fans will always be by his side long after the others have come and gone

kay December 07, 2012 | 10:06 PM

Well yes he will be there he is presenting an award possibly the new artist one he received last year. While Scotty may not be up for anything this year I would dare say he has achieved way more than half of the ones up for awards and since it is not the fans who do the nominating for the awards have no doubt that his fan base is always gonna be there supporting him awards or not. Having just received his second gold album and it being a Christmas album at that says he is doing just fine in 2012 and 2013 when his sophomore album comes out have no doubt it will go platinum as fast if not quicker than the first one. While other singers get platinum singles because their fans buy a song they like Scotty gets platinum albums because his fans love ALL his songs. So don't you worry about Scotty he is hanging up there with the big dogs and doing just fine

shibuya777 December 07, 2012 | 9:45 PM

You obviously don't know very much about Scotty McCreery! He already won this award! Scotty McCreery - Wins New Artist of the Year, ACA 2011!! Look...you can even watch the video with over 105K views!! Enjoy if you care! http://www.youtube/watch?v=OcgquB1jkpc These ACA Awards are the lowest rated and are pretty much meaningless, however, it's still nice to win one! Scotty already has his, why would he want another one! I'm hoping that Lauren gets this one....she sure deserves something.

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