'American Country Awards' Announce Nominees
October 13, 2011 at 6:56 AM (PT)
The 2nd annual “AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS” has announced the nominees for the ceremony which will be held at the MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA in LAS VEGAS on MONDAY, DECEMBER 5th. The show will air live at 8p (ET) on FOX-TV.
STONEY CREEK RECORDS duo THOMPSON SQUARE earned seven nominations, while REPUBLIC NASHVILLE group THE BAND PERRY and BIG MACHINE RECORDS artist TAYLOR SWIFT each garnered six. The show will be hosted by SHOW DOG-UNIVERSAL MUSIC artist TRACE ADKINS and CO5/NASHVILLE/SONY MASTERWORKS artist/actress KRISTIN CHENOWETH.
The major categories include:
“Artist of the Year” : JASON ALDEAN, KENNY CHESNEY, LADY ANTEBELLUM, TAYLOR SWIFT,
ZAC BROWN BAND
“Artist of the Year: Male” : JASON ALDEAN, LUKE BRYAN, KENNY CHESNEY, BRAD PAISLEY, BLAKE SHELTON
“Artist of the Year: Female” : SARA EVANS, ALISON KRAUSS, MIRANDA LAMBERT, TAYLOR SWIFT, CARRIE UNDERWOOD
“Artist of the Year: Duo or Group” : THE BAND PERRY, LADY ANTEBELLUM, RASCAL FLATTS, SUGARLAND, ZAC BROWN BAND
“Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist” : ERIC CHURCH, ELI YOUNG BAND, JUSTIN MOORE, JAKE OWEN, CHRIS YOUNG
“Artist of the Year: New Artist” : THE BAND PERRY, SCOTTY McCREERY, JERROD NIEMANN, PISTOL ANNIES, THOMPSON SQUARE
Fans can vote once each day, and voting is open until FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11th, except for the “Artist of the Year” category, which closes on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2nd.
For a full list of nominees and more info visit www.theacas.com.