The American Country Awards Nominees Announced

The AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Monday, Dec. 6 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. The two-hour special will be the first and only country music awards show where fans determine all the winners by voting for their favorite nominees in music and video categories. Click HERE to Start Voting!!

Starting today, fans can vote once each day for their favorite AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS nominees at www.theacas.com. Voting is open until November 8, 2010, for all categories, except for Artist of the Year, which closes on December 4. The nominees for each award category have been determined by respected media measurement companies Big Champagne, Great American Country, Mediabase and Pollstar.

“Unlike any other country music award show, the AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS will give fans the power to choose all of the winners, which means the awards will reflect what America is listening to and watching right now,” said executive producer Bob Bain. “The ACAs will recognize traditional categories like Artist of the Year and Album of the Year but will also introduce new honors for tours and videos, resulting in one amazing night for country music.”

The AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS will feature performances and appearances by the year’s chart-topping country artists. Performers and presenters will be announced soon.


Artist of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Taylor Swift
Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood
Zac Brown Band

Male Artist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Luke Bryan
Keith Urban

Female Artist of the Year
Carrie Underwood
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift
Reba McEntire
Jewel
New/Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Easton Corbin
Jerrod Niemann
Jaron and the Long Road to Love
The Band Perry
Danny Gokey
Duo/Group of the Year
Rascal Flatts
Lady Antebellum
Zac Brown Band
Sugarland
The Band Perry
Album of the Year
Miranda Lambert – Revolution
Carrie Underwood Play On
Luke Bryan – Doin’ My Thing
Josh Turner – Haywire
Lady Antebellum – Need You Now
Single of the Year
Lady Antebellum – “Need You Now”
Josh Turner – “Why Don’t We Just Dance”
Luke Bryan – “Do I”
Joe Nichols – “Gimme That Girl”
Easton Corbin – “Little More Country Than That”
Single by a Male Artist
Josh Turner – “Why Don’t We Just Dance”
Luke Bryan – “Do I”
Joe Nichols – “Gimme That Girl”
Easton Corbin – “Little More Country Than That”
Billy Currington – “That’s How Country Boys Roll”
Single by a Female Artist
Reba McEntire – “Consider Me Gone”
Miranda Lambert – “White Liar”
Carrie Underwood – “Cowboy Cassanova”
Martina McBride – “Wrong Baby Wrong”
Kellie Pickler – “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You”
Single by a Duo/Group
Lady Antebellum – “Need You Now”
Zac Brown Band – “Toes”
Little Big Town – “Little White Church”
Rascal Flatts – “Unstoppable”
Steel Magnolia – “Keep On Lovin’ You”
Single by New/Breakthrough
Easton Corbin – “Little More Country Than That”
Jerrod Niemann – “Lover, Lover”
Steel Magnolia – “Keep On Lovin’ You”
Jaron and the Long Road to Love – “Pray For You”
Josh Thompson – “Beer On The Table”
Music Video of the Year
Blake Shelton w/Trace Adkins – “Hillbilly Bone”
Josh Turner – “Why Don’t We Just Dance”
Lady Antebellum – “Need You Now”
Easton Corbin – “Little More Country Than That”
Chris Young – “The Man I Want To Be”
Music Video by a Male Artist
Blake Shelton w/Trace Adkins – “Hillbilly Bone”
Josh Turner – “Why Don’t We Just Dance”
Tim McGraw – “Southern Voice”
Easton Corbin – “Little More Country Than That”
Chris Young – “The Man I Want To Be”
Music Video by a Female Artist
Kellie Pickler – “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You”
Carrie Underwood – “Cowboy Cassanova”
Miranda Lambert – “White Liar”
Reba McEntire – “Consider Me Gone”
Gretchen Wilson – “Work Hard, Play Harder”
Video by Duo/Group
Lady Antebellum – “Need You Now”
Lady Antebellum – “American Honey”
Zac Brown Band – “Highway 20 Ride”
Little Big Town – “Little White Church”
Steel Magnolia – “Keep On Lovin’ You”
Video by New/Breakthrough Artist
Easton Corbin – “Little More Country Than That”
Steel Magnolia – “Keep On Lovin’ You”
Jerrod Niemann – “Lover, Lover”
Laura Bell Bundy – “Giddy On Up”
The Band Perry – “If I Die Young”
Touring Artist of the Year
Tim McGraw
Brad Paisley
Rascal Flatts
George Strait/Reba McEntire
Taylor Swift
Sugarland
Brooks & Dunn
Carrie Underwood
Toby Keith
Martina McBride/Trace Adkins