Blake Shelton accepts the Music Video of the Year Award at the American Country Awards 2011 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 5, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Nominations have been announced for the fourth annual American Country Awards, hosted by multi-Platinum® recording artist Trace Adkins and NASCAR superstar Danica Patrick. The special will air live from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Tuesday, Dec. 10 (8-10 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Taylor Swift leads the American Country Awards nominees with eight nominations. Florida Georgia Line and Blake Shelton each earned seven nominations.
Starting today, fans can vote once each day for their favorite American Country Awards nominees at www.theacas.com. Voting is open until Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 11:59 p.m. PT for all categories, except for Artist of the Year, which closes on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 11:59 p.m. PT. The nominees for each award category have been determined by four media measurement companies: BigChampagne (record sales and media consumption); Great American Country (video airplay); Mediabase (radio airplay); Pollstar…The Concert Hotwire (touring data); and Nashville Songwriters Association International (song).
The two-hour live music spectacular gives fans the opportunity to vote for their favorite artists in categories such as artists, albums, singles, videos, songwriting and touring, encompassing the entire spectrum of country music and bestowing honors that no other awards show has.
The American Country Awards will feature performances and appearances by the year’s chart-topping country artists. Performers and presenters will be announced soon.
Following is the list of categories and nominees for the American Country Awards:
Artist of the Year
Florida Georgia Line
Artist of the Year: Male
Artist of the Year: Female
Artist of the Year: Duo or Group
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band
Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist
Artist of the Year: New Artist
Florida Georgia Line
Album of the Year
“Night Train,” Jason Aldean
“Here’s To The Good Times,” Florida Georgia Line
“Two Lanes of Freedom,” Tim McGraw
“Based On A True Story…,” Blake Shelton
“Pioneer,” The Band Perry Continue Reading