3 Questions With Scotty McCreery, Brantley Gilbert, and Hunter Hayes

Being a new artist in the country music world is an exciting place to be, just ask Scotty McCreery, Brantley Gilbert, and Hunter Hayes. The three young artists are nominated at the Academy of Country Music Awards under the New Artist of the Year category and they couldn't be more excited. Last year's recipients The Band Perry have only grown their careers since winning the award and that success surely awaits this year's winner.

One of the most exciting things for these new artists is not only seeing their favorite country stars performing live and even meeting them, but the fact that the award they're nominated for is fan voted and numbers don't lie! There are few things more rewarding than knowing your fans voted you to the top, right? In preparation for the exciting night to come this Sunday, the ACM Awards and CBS sat down with the three nominees and asked them three questions about this thrilling time in their careers...

Scotty McCreery:

Brantley Gilbert:

Hunter Hayes:

You can show your support for these guys by voting for New Artist of the Year online. And don't forget to tune in to the ACM Awards on Sunday, April 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS!