Lady Antebellum & Easton Corbin Lead Nominations For American Country Awards
October 18, 2010 at 7:10 AM (PT)
The nominees have been announced for the first-ever AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS (ACA), airing live from the MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA in LAS VEGAS MONDAY, DECEMBER 6th at 8p (ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX-TV. The two-hour primetime 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, touring and video categories.
CAPITOL/NASHVILLE trio LADY ANTEBELLUM and MERCURY/NASHVILLE artist EASTON CORBIN lead the pack with seven nominations each; ARISTA/NASHVILLE star CARRIE UNDERWOOD has earned six nods; and COLUMBIA/NASHVILLE’s MIRANDA LAMBERT and MCA/NASHVILLE artist JOSH TURNER each garnered five nominations.
Starting TODAY (10/18), fans can vote once each day for their favorite AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS nominees at www.theacas.com. Voting is open until NOVEMBER 8th, for all categories, except for “Artist of the Year,” which closes on DECEMBER 4th. The nominees for each award category have been determined by one of the four respected media measurement companies BIG CHAMPAGNE, GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY (GAC), MEDIABASE and POLLSTAR.
ACA Exec. Producer BOB BAIN said: “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. The ACAs will recognize traditional categories like ‘Artist of the Year’ and ‘Album of the Year’ but will also introduce a new honor for tours, 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. Click here to see a full list of nominees.