American Country Awards


American Country Awards Information

The American Country Awards is an annual country music awards show, entirely voted on by fans online. Created in 2010 by the Fox Network, the awards honor country music artists for singles, albums, music videos and touring categories. In 2012, "Song of the Year" was added with the nominations coming from the Nashville Songwriters International Association. In addition to the CMA Awards, the ACM Awards and the CMT Music Awards, it is the fourth major-awards show completely dedicated to the country music industry. The first two ceremonies took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 6, 2010 and December 5, 2011. The 2012 ceremony took place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, on December 10. Luke Bryan won nine awards, including artist and album of the year, while Miranda Lambert won three. Carrie Underwood won female artist of the year and Lauren Alaina won new artist of the year. The show is executive produced by Bob Bain, produced by Paul Flattery, Tisha Fein, Kelly Brock and Fletcher Foster and directed by Michael Dempsey.

History

Nominees for the first inaugural awards show were announced on Monday October 18, 2010. Lady Antebellum and Easton Corbin lead the field with seven nominations each, followed by Carrie Underwood with six nominations, and Miranda Lambert and Josh Turner each had five nominations. Voting continued through November 8, except for Artist of the Year; which closed on December 4. Trace Adkins was the host of the awards show. Winners in each category received a custom-made Fender guitar in lieu of trophies. In 2010, the guitar was the Stratocaster model, in 2011 it was the Telecaster. At the 2010 ceremonies, Carrie Underwood was the top winner with 6 awards, including the first-ever Artist of the Year. Rascal Flatts received the Decade Award, Toby Keith received the Visionary Artist award and Alan Jackson received the Greatest Hits Artist award. In 2011, Jason Aldean was the big winner with 6 Awards, including Artist of the year. Alabama received the Greatest Hits Artist award and Toby Keith was Artist of the Decade. The artist who has won the most ACAs is Carrie Underwood with 11 (6 in 2010, 3 in 2011, 2 in 2012) Jason Aldean has the most for a Male artist with 7 (6 in 2011, 1 in 2012) and Lady Antebellum has the most for a group with 7 (4 in 2010, 1 in 2011, 2 in 2012).

On December 31, 2011, Fox aired a country music-themed New Year's Eve special co-branded with the awards show, known as American Country New Year's Eve Live, hosted by Rodney Carrington. The special differentiated itself from competing programs through an emphasis on country music instead of popular music, with performances by Joe Nichols and Toby Keith. The special was not reprised in subsequent years, and subsequent episodes of New Year's Eve Live have reverted to pop music.

The 2014 version will be rebranded as the American Country Countdown Awards, named after the radio series of the same name, and be hosted by Kix Brooks. Nash FM and Dick Clark Productions will join the production.

2010

Category Winner Nominations
Artist of the Year Carrie Underwood
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Taylor Swift
  • Zac Brown Band
Male Artist of the Year Brad Paisley
Female Artist of the Year Carrie Underwood
Duo or Group of the Year Lady Antebellum
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Sugarland
  • The Band Perry
  • Zac Brown Band
Breakthrough Artist of the Year Easton Corbin
  • Danny Gokey
  • Jaron and the Long Road to Love
  • Jerrod Niemann
  • The Band Perry
Album of the Year Play On - Carrie Underwood
  • Doin' My Thing - Luke Bryan
  • Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
  • Revolution - Miranda Lambert
  • Haywire - Josh Turner
Single of the Year "Need You Now" - Lady Antebellum
  • "Do I" - Luke Bryan
  • "A Little More Country Than That" - Easton Corbin
  • "Gimmie That Girl" - Joe Nichols
  • "Why Don't We Just Dance" - Josh Turner
Male Artist Single of the Year "Why Don't We Just Dance" - Josh Turner
  • "Do I" - Luke Bryan
  • "A Little More Country Than That" - Easton Corbin
  • "That's How Country Boys Roll" - Billy Currington
  • "Gimme That Girl" - Joe Nichols
Female Artist Single of the Year "Cowboy Casanova" - Carrie Underwood
  • "White Liar" - Miranda Lambert
  • "Wrong Baby Wrong" - Martina McBride
  • "Consider Me Gone" - Reba McEntire
  • "Didn't You Know How Much I Loved You" - Kellie Pickler
Duo or Group Single of the Year "Need You Now" - Lady Antebellum
  • "Little White Church" - Little Big Town
  • "Unstoppable" - Rascal Flatts
  • "Keep On Lovin' You" - Steel Magnolia
  • "Toes" - Zac Brown Band
Breakthrough Artist Single of the Year "A Little More Country Than That" - Easton Corbin
  • "Pray for You" - Jaron and the Long Road to Love -
  • "Lover, Lover" - Jerrod Niemann
  • "Keep On Lovin' You" - Steel Magnolia -
  • "Beer on the Table" - Josh Thompson
Touring Headline Package of the Year "Play On Tour" - Carrie Underwood
  • "The Last Rodeo Tour" - Brooks & Dunn
  • Toby Keith - "Toby Keith's American Ride Tour"
  • "Shine All Night Tour" - Martina McBride & Trace Adkins
  • "Live Your Voice Tour" - Tim McGraw
  • "American Saturday Night Tour" - Brad Paisley
  • "Unstoppable World Tour" - Rascal Flatts
  • "Fall 2009 Tour" - George Strait & Reba McEntire
  • "The Incredible Machine Tour" - Sugarland
  • "Fearless Tour" - Taylor Swift
Music Video of the Year "Hillbilly Bone" - Blake Shelton ft. Trace Adkins -
  • "A Little More Country Than That" - Easton Corbin
  • "Need You Now" - Lady Antebellum
  • "Why Don't We Just Dance" - Josh Turner
  • "The Man I Want to Be" - Chris Young
Male Music Video "Hillbilly Bone" - Blake Shelton ft. Trace Adkins -
  • A Little More Country Than That" - Easton Corbin
  • "Southern Voice" - Tim McGraw
  • "Why Don't We Just Dance" - Josh Turner
  • "The Man I Want To Be" - Chris Young
Female Music Video "Cowboy Casanova" - Carrie Underwood
  • "White Liar" - Miranda Lambert
  • "Consider Me Gone" - Reba McEntire
  • "Didn't You Know How Much I Loved You" - Kellie Pickler
  • "Work Hard, Play Harder" - Gretchen Wilson
Duo or Group Music Video "Need You Now" - Lady Antebellum
  • "Little White Church" - Little Big Town
  • "Unstoppable" - Rascal Flatts
  • "Keep on Lovin' You" - Steel Magnolia
  • "Highway 20 Ride" - Zac Brown Band
Breakthrough Artist Music Video "A Little More Country Than That" - Easton Corbin
  • "Giddy On Up" - Laura Bell Bundy
  • "Lover, Lover" - Jerrod Niemann
  • "Keep On Lovin' You" - Steel Magnolia
  • "If I Die Young" - The Band Perry

2011

Category Winner Nominations
Artist of the Year Jason Aldean
Male Artist of the Year Brad Paisley
Female Artist of the Year Carrie Underwood
Duo/Group Artist of the Year Lady Antebellum
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Sugarland
  • The Band Perry
  • Zac Brown Band
Breakthrough Artist of the Year Chris Young
New Artist of the Year Scotty McCreery
  • The Band Perry
  • Jerrod Niemann
  • Pistol Annies
  • Thompson Square
Album of the Year My Kinda Party, Jason Aldean
  • This Is Country Music, Brad Paisley
  • You Get What You Give, Zac Brown Band
  • Speak Now, Taylor Swift
  • Hemingway's Whiskey, Kenny Chesney
  • Get Closer, Keith Urban
Single of the Year "Voices", Chris Young
Single by a Male Artist "My Kinda Party", Jason Aldean
  • "Voices", Chris Young
  • "Someone Else Calling You Baby", Luke Bryan
  • "Felt Good On My Lips", Tim McGraw
  • "Let Me Down Easy", Billy Currington
Single by a Female Artist "Mama's Song", Carrie Underwood
  • "Turn On the Radio", Reba McEntire
  • "Heart Like Mine", Miranda Lambert
  • "Mean", Taylor Swift
  • "A Little Bit Stronger", Sara Evans
Single by a Duo/Group "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not", Thompson Square
  • "Stuck Like Glue", Sugarland
  • "You Lie", The Band Perry
  • "Why Wait", Rascal Flatts
  • "Colder Weather", Zac Brown Band
Single by a Breakthrough Artist "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not", Thompson Square
  • "Family Man", Craig Campbell
  • "What Do You Want", Jerrod Niemann
  • "Wildflower", the JaneDear girls
  • "You Lie", The Band Perry
Single by a Vocal Collaboration "Don't You Wanna Stay", Jason Aldean feat. Kelly Clarkson
  • "You and Tequila", Kenny Chesney feat. Grace Potter
  • "Knee Deep", Zac Brown Band feat. Jimmy Buffett
  • "As She's Walking Away", Zac Brown Band feat. Alan Jackson
  • "Old Alabama", Brad Paisley feat. Alabama
Music Video of the Year "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking", Blake Shelton
  • "What Do You Want", Jerrod Niemann
  • "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not", Thompson Square
  • "A Little Bit Stronger", Sara Evans
  • "I Wouldn't Be a Man", Josh Turner
Music Video by a Male Artist "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking", Blake Shelton
  • "I Wouldn't Be A Man", Josh Turner
  • "My Kinda Party", Jason Aldean
  • "Put You in a Song", Keith Urban
  • "What Do You Want", Jerrod Niemann
Music Video by a Female Artist "Mama's Song", Carrie Underwood
  • "Turn On the Radio", Reba McEntire
  • "A Little Bit Stronger", Sara Evans
  • "Look It Up", Ashton Shepherd
  • "Back to December", Taylor Swift
Music Video by a Duo/Group/Collaboration "Don't You Wanna Stay", Jason Aldean feat. Kelly Clarkson
  • "Hello World", Lady Antebellum
  • "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not", Thompson Square
  • "You Lie", The Band Perry
  • "As She's Walking Away", Zac Brown Band feat. Alan Jackson
Music Video by a New Artist "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not", Thompson Square
  • "Raymond", Brett Eldredge
  • "What Do You Want", Jerrod Niemann
  • "Family Man", Craig Campbell
  • "You Lie", The Band Perry
Touring Artist of the Year Jason Aldean
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Keith Urban
  • Brad Paisley
  • George Strait
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Taylor Swift
  • Toby Keith
  • Tim McGraw

2012

Category Winner Nominations
Artist of the Year Luke Bryan
Male Artist of the Year Luke Bryan
Female Artist of the Year Carrie Underwood
Duo/Group of the Year Lady Antebellum
  • Zac Brown Band
  • The Band Perry
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Eli Young Band
Breakthrough Artist of the Year Jake Owen
New Artist of the Year Lauren Alaina
Album of the Year Tailgates & Tanlines, Luke Bryan
Single of the Year "I Don't Want This Night to End", Luke Bryan
  • "Tattoos on This Town", Jason Aldean
  • "Keep Me in Mind", Zac Brown Band
  • "Drink in My Hand", Eric Church
  • "You", Chris Young
Single by a Male "I Don't Want This Night to End", Luke Bryan
  • "Tattoos on This Town", Jason Aldean
  • "Reality", Kenny Chesney
  • "Drink in My Hand", Eric Church
  • "You", Chris Young
Single by a Female "Over You", Miranda Lambert
  • "My Heart Can't Tell You No", Sara Evans
  • "I'm Gonna Love You Through It", Martina McBride
  • "Ours", Taylor Swift
  • "Good Girl", Carrie Underwood
Single by a Duo/Group "We Owned the Night", Lady Antebellum
  • "Keep Me in Mind", Zac Brown Band
  • "Banjo", Rascal Flatts
  • "All Your Life", The Band Perry
  • "Even If It Breaks Your Heart", Eli Young Band
Single by a Breakthrough "You Don't Know Her Like I Do", Brantley Gilbert
  • "A Woman Like You", Lee Brice
  • "(Kissed You) Good Night", Gloriana
  • "Let It Rain", David Nail
  • "Alone with You", Jake Owen


Single by a New Artist "Wanted", Hunter Hayes
  • "Home Sweet Home", The Farm
  • "Why Ya Wanna", Jana Kramer
  • "Cowboys and Angels", Dustin Lynch
  • "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck", Kip Moore
Single by a Vocal Collaboration "Remind Me", Brad Paisley (Duet with Carrie Underwood)
Music Video of the Year "I Don't Want This Night to End", Luke Bryan
  • "Alone With You", Jake Owen
  • "God Gave Me You", Blake Shelton
  • "For You", Keith Urban
  • "You", Chris Young
Music Video by a Male "I Don't Want This Night to End", Luke Bryan
  • "Alone With You", Jake Owen
  • "God Gave Me You", Blake Shelton
  • "For You", Keith Urban
  • "You", Chris Young
Music Video by a Female "Over You", Miranda Lambert
  • "My Heart Can't Tell You No, Sara Evans
  • "I'm Gonna Love You Through It", Martina McBrid
  • "Ours", Taylor Swift
  • "Good Girl", Carrie Underwood
Music Video by a Duo/Group/Collaboration "Pontoon", Little Big Town
  • "Dancin' Away with My Heart", Lady Antebellum
  • "All Your Life", The Band Perry
  • "(Kissed You) Good Night", Gloriana
  • "Angel Eyes", Love and Theft
Music Video by a New Artist "Wanted", Hunter Hayes
  • "Let's Don't Call It a Night", Casey James
  • "Why Ya Wanna", Jana Kramer
  • "Cowboys and Angles", Dustin Lynch
  • "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck, Kip Moore
Song of the Year "Springsteen", (Eric Church, Jeff Hyde & Ryan Tyndell) - Eric Church
  • "Fly Over States", (Michael Dulaney & Neil Thrasher) - Jason Aldean
  • "Tattoos On This Town", (Michael Dulaney, Wendell Mobley & Neil Thrasher) - Jason Aldean
  • "A Woman Like You", (Phil Barton, Johnny Bulford & Jon Stone) - Lee Brice
  • "Red Solo Cup", (Brett Beavers, Jim Beavers, Brad Warren & Brett Warren) - Toby Keith
Touring Artist of the Year Jason Aldean
  • Kenny Chesney/Tim McGraw
  • Eric Church
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Brad Paisley

2013

Category Winner Nominees
Artist of the Year Luke Bryan
Male Artist of the Year Luke Bryan
Female Artist of the Year Miranda Lambert
Duo/Group of the Year Lady Antebellum
  • The Band Perry
  • Little Big Town
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Zac Brown Band
Breakthrough Artist of the Year Scotty McCreery
New Artist of the Year Florida Georgia Line
Album of the Year Based on a True Story..., Blake Shelton
  • Night Train, Jason Aldean
  • Here's to the Good Times, Florida Georgia Line
  • Two Lanes of Freedom, Tim McGraw
  • Pioneer, The Band Perry
Single of the Year "Cruise", Florida Georgia Line
  • "Better Dig Two", The Band Perry
  • "How Country Feels", Randy Houser
  • "One of Those Nights", Tim McGraw
  • "Beer Money", Kip Moore
Single by a Male "Sure Be Cool If You Did", Blake Shelton
  • "Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)", Gary Allan
  • "One of Those Nights", Tim McGraw
  • "The One That Got Away", Jake Owen
  • "Wagon Wheel", Darius Rucker


Single by a Female "Mama's Broken Heart", Miranda Lambert
  • "Easy", Sheryl Crow
  • "American Heart", Faith Hill
  • "Begin Again", Taylor Swift
  • "Two Black Cadillacs", Carrie Underwood
Single by a Duo/Group "Downtown", Lady Antebellum
  • "Better Dig Two", The Band Perry
  • "Tornado", Little Big Town
  • "If I Didn't Have You", Thompson Square
  • "Goodbye in Her Eyes", Zac Brown Band
Single by a Breakthrough "I Drive Your Truck", Lee Brice
  • "All Over the Road", Easton Corbin
  • "Somebody's Heartbreak", Hunter Hayes
  • "How Country Feels, Randy Houser
  • "Til My Last Day", Justin Moore


Single by a New Artist "Cruise, Florida Georgia Line
Single by a Vocal Collaboration "Highway Don't Care", Tim McGraw feat Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
  • "The Only Way I Know", Jason Aldean feat. Luke Bryan and Eric Church
  • "Don't Rush", Kelly Clarkson feat. Vince Gill
  • "Boys 'Round Here", Blake Shelton with Pistol Annies and Friends
Great American Country - Music Video of the Year "Sure Be Cool If You Did", Blake Shelton
  • "Better Dig Two", The Band Perry
  • "Cruise", Florida Georgia Line
  • "Tornado", Little Big Town
  • "Begin Again", Taylor Swift
Music Video by a Male "Sure Be Cool If You Did, Blake Shelton
  • "Take a Little Ride", Jason Aldean
  • "Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)", Gary Allan
  • "One of Those Nights", Tim McGraw
  • "Wagon Wheel", Darius Rucker


Music Video by a Female Artist "Blown Away", Carrie Underwood
  • "American Heart", Faith Hill
  • "Mama's Broken Heart", Miranda Lambert
  • "Someone Somewhere Tonight", Kellie Pickler
  • "Begin Again", Taylor Swift


Music Video by a Duo/Group/Collaboration "Highway Don't Care", Tim McGraw feat. Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
  • "Better Dig Two", The Band Perry
  • "Tornado", Little Big Town
  • "Come Wake Me Up", Rascal Flatts
  • "If I Didn't Have You", Thompson Square
Music Video by a New Artist "Cruise", Florida Georgia Line
  • "Don't Ya", Brett Eldredge
  • "Crying on a Suitcase", Casey James
  • "Beer Money", Kip Moore
  • "Merry Go 'Round", Kacey Musgraves
Song of the Year "Highway Don't Care", (Mark Irwin, Josh Kear, Brad Warren & Brett Warren) - Tim McGraw feat. Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
  • "Better Dig Two", (Brandy Clark & Shane McAnally, & Trevor Rosen]]) - The Band Perry
  • "Cruise", (Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Joey Moi, Chase Rice, & Jesse Rice) - Florida Georgia Line
  • "Hard to Love, (Ben Glover, Billy Montana, John Ozier) - Lee Brice
  • "I Drive Your Truck", (Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Jimmy Yeary) - Lee Brice
  • "Like Jesus Does", (Casey Beathard & Monty Criswell) - Eric Church
  • "Mama's Broken Heart", (Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves) - Miranda Lambert
  • Merry Go 'Round", (Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves & Josh Osborne) - Kacey Musgraves
  • "Pontoon", (Barry Dean, Natalie Hemby & Luke Laird - Little Big Town
  • "Wagon Wheel", (Bob Dylan & Keith Secor) - Darius Rucker


Touring Artist of the Year Luke Bryan
  • Jason Aldean
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Brad Paisley
  • Rascal Flatts
  • George Strait
  • Taylor Swift
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Zac Brown Band
Worldwide Artist Taylor Swift



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