2013 American Country Awards – Nominees Announced! #ACAs @ACAInsider

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Nominations have been announced for the fourth annual AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS, hosted by multi-Platinumrecording artist Trace Adkins and NASCAR superstar Danica Patrick. The special will air live from Mandalay Bay in Las VegasTuesday, Dec. 10(8:00-10:00 PM 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 atwww.theacas.com. Voting is open untilTuesday, Nov. 12at 11:59 PM PT for all categories, except for Artist of the Year, which closes onSaturday, Dec. 7at 11:59 PM 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); PollstarThe 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 years chart-topping country artists. Performers and presenters will be announced soon.
Following is the list of categories and nominees for the AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS:
ARTISTS
Artist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Florida Georgia Line
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift
Artist of the Year: Male
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Artist of the Year: Female
Kelly Clarkson
Sheryl Crow
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
Artist of the Year: Duo or Group
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band
Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist
Lee Brice
Hunter Hayes
Randy Houser
Scotty McCreery
Justin Moore
Artist of the Year: New Artist
Florida Georgia Line
Kip Moore
Kacey Musgraves
Cassadee Pope
Thomas Rhett
Album
Album of the Year
Night Train, Jason Aldean
Heres To The Good Times, Florida Georgia Line
Two Lanes of Freedom, Tim McGraw
Based On A True Story…, Blake Shelton
Pioneer, The Band Perry
SINGLES
Single of the Year
Cruise, Florida Georgia Line
How Country Feels, Randy Houser
Beer Money, Kip Moore
Better Dig Two, The Band Perry
One of Those Nights, Tim McGraw
Single of the Year: Male
Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain), Gary Allen
One of Those Nights, Tim McGraw
The One That Got Away, Jake Owen
Wagon Wheel, Darius Rucker
Sure Be Cool If You Did, Blake Shelton
Single of the Year: Female
Easy, Sheryl Crow
American Heart, Faith Hill
Mamas Broken Heart, Miranda Lambert
Begin Again, Taylor Swift
Two Black Cadillacs, Carrie Underwood
Single of the Year: Duo/Group
Downtown, Lady Antebellum
Tornado, Little Big Town
Better Dig Two, The Band Perry
If I Didnt Have You, Thompson Square
Goodbye in Her Eyes, Zac Brown Band
Single of the Year: Breakthrough Artist
I Drive Your Truck, Lee Brice
All Over The Road, Easton Corbin
Somebodys Heartbreak, Hunter Hayes
How Country Feels, Randy Houser
Til My Last Day, Justin Moore
Single of the Year: New Artist
Did It for the Girl, Greg Bates
Dont Ya, Brett Eldredge
Redneck Crazy, Tyler Farr
Cruise, Florida Georgia Line
Beer Money, Kip Moore
Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration
The Only Way I Know, Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church
Dont Rush, Kelly Clarkson and Vince Gill
Highway Dont Care, Tim McGraw featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
Boys Round Here, Blake Shelton with Pistol Annies
TOURING
Touring Artist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Miranda Lambert
Brad Paisley
Rascal Flatts
George Strait
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
Zac Brown Band
VIDEOS
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY – Music Video of the Year
Cruise, Florida Georgia Line
Tornado, Little Big Town
Sure Be Cool If You Did, Blake Shelton
Begin Again, Taylor Swift
Better Dig Two, The Band Perry
Music Video of the Year: Male
Take A Little Ride, Jason Aldean
Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain), Gary Allan
One of Those Nights, Tim McGraw
Wagon Wheel, Darius Rucker
Sure Be Cool If You Did, Blake Shelton
Music Video of the Year: Female
American Heart, Faith Hill
Mamas Broken Heart, Miranda Lambert
Someone Somewhere Tonight, Kellie Pickler
Begin Again, Taylor Swift
Blown Away, Carrie Underwood
Music Video of the Year: New Artist
Dont Ya, Brett Eldredge
Cruise, Florida Georgia Line
Crying On A Suitcase, Casey James
Beer Money, Kip Moore
Merry Go Round, Kacey Musgraves
Music Video of the Year: Group or Collaboration
Tornado, Little Big Town
Highway Dont Care, Tim McGraw featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
Come Wake Me Up, Rascal Flatts
Better Dig Two, The Band Perry
If I Didnt Have You, Thompson Square
Song of the Year (award goes to the songwriter(s)):
Better Dig Two, Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Trevor Rosen
  • Recorded by The Band Perry
Cruise, Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Joey Moi, Chase Rice and Jesse Rice
  • Recorded by Florida Georgia Line
Hard To Love, Ben Glover, Billy Montana and John Ozier
  • Recorded by Lee Brice
Highway Dont Care, Mark Irwin, Josh Kear, Brad Warren and Brett Warren
  • Recorded by Tim McGraw featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
I Drive Your Truck, Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington and Jimmy Yeary
  • Recorded by Lee Brice
Like Jesus Does, Casey Beathard and Monty Criswell
  • Recorded by Eric Church
Mamas Broken Heart, Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally and Kacey Musgraves
  • Recorded by Miranda Lambert
Merry Go Round, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves and Josh Osborne
  • Recorded by Kacey Musgraves
Pontoon, Barry Dean, Natalie Hemby and Luke Laird
  • Recorded by Little Big Town
Wagon Wheel, Bob Dylan and Ketch Secor
  • Recorded by Darius Rucker
AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS is executive-produced by Bob Bain (TEEN CHOICE 2013, Kids Choice Awards). Fletcher Foster, Paul Flattery and Tisha Fein serve as producers. Greg Sills is supervising producer.
Photos: FOX

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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