It was bound to happen. A young man tastes success, and his family tries to bring him down. Scotty McCreery is apparently being blackmailed by his cousin 'Jimmy Dale' until the singer returns the "50 large" he borrowed. In the video below, the Larry the Cable Guy lookalike reveals three truths about his 18-year-old cousin.

"I've been blackmailed by my own kin," McCreery tweeted along with a link to the video seen below.

First, cousin Jimmy Dale claims that Scotty McCreery doesn't really like fried chicken (gasp!). Second, he says that baseball is not really his favorite sport (get out!). Third, he insists the country singer is faking his famously deep voice. Jimmy Dale has video evidence to support all three claims, and he shares it before McCreery walks in on his taping and repays the 50 cents he borrowed earlier in the day.

We're not sure (wink, wink), but it's likely the video is just a way to remind fans to vote for McCreery as an ACM New Artist of the Year nominee. Justin Moore, Brantley Gilbert, Thompson Square, Hunter Hayes, JT Hodges, David Nail and Jerrod Niemann are the other artists up for the award. Voting ends next Monday (Jan. 30) at 12PM ET.

Watch Jimmy Dale's Scotty McCreery Blackmail Video