FOX has announced they have partnered with Cumulus and Dick Clark Productions for the American Country Countdown Awards, which will air live from Nashville on Monday, December 15. The awards show is expected to replace the American Country Awards, which premiered on FOX in 2010 as country music’s only entirely fan-voted awards.
The American Country Countdown Awards is named after the country radio country countdown series which began in 1973 with Dan Bowman as host. Bob Kingsley then took over with Kix Brooks taking the reins in 2006. The show will be two hours long and feature performances and awards along with the presentation of a “Nash Icons” award.
“Fans of the American Country Countdown are some of the most loyal and passionate fans around, so it’s a natural next step to bring that popular brand to television,” FOX EVP/Alternative Entertainment Simon Andreae said.
“Through [this partnership], we are able to create an innovative and new television format honoring superstars and spectacular emerging talent that fuel American country radio,” DCP President Mike Mahan added.
No further details have been released about the American Country Countdown Awards.