Cumulus, Fox, Dick Clark Productions To Debut â€˜American Country Countdown Awardsâ€™
June 12, 2014 at 3:55 PM (PT)
CUMULUS MEDIA, FOX-TV and DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS will present the first “AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS,” live from NASHVILLE on MONDAY, DEC. 15th on FOX. Country music's biggest stars are expected to take part in the show, which will air from 8-10p ET (tape-delayed PT), and also pay tribute to the first-ever “NASH Icons” award winner.
“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. “FOX has a long history of big, bold music events, and we can't wait to bring down the house in NASHVILLE this DECEMBER with some of the most popular names in country music.”
“Expanding our NASH brand and the audience for our iconic ‘American Country Countdown’ franchise to a national TV audience is an exciting example of how we're committed to serving the needs of AMERICA's rapidly growing passion for country music,” CUMULUS EVO/Co-COO JOHN DICKEY said. “We’re also grateful to our partners, DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS and FOX, for making this possible."
“The ‘AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN’ radio show is one of the most respected brands in Country music, highlighting the most successful stars on Country radio,” DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS Pres. MIKE MAHAN said. “Through our broadcast partnership with FOX and CUMULUS, we are able to create an innovative and new television format honoring superstars and spectacular emerging talent that fuel American country radio.”