Finalists Announced for the 1st Annual American Country Countdown Awards – List Inside!

fb_imageThe AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS, based on country musics longest-running radio countdown show, American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks, which has recognized the best in country radio for more than 40 years, today announced the inaugural events finalists. Country megastar Luke Bryan dominates the list with seven nods, followed closely by superstar duo Florida Georgia Line, with six. Florida Georgia Line and Kix Brooks made the announcement on Cumulus radios nationally syndicated show, Americas Morning Show with Blair Garner.

The AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS will air live from Nashvilles Music City Center Monday, Dec. 15 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX and feature performances by finalists Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Miranda Lambert. Florida Georgia Lines Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard will host the live music celebration. Additional performers and presenters will be announced.

Additional multiple category finalists include Jason Aldean, with four nods, and Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, who are tied with three. Brett Eldredge, Brantley Gilbert, Lady Antebellum, Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell each were named finalists in two categories.

Tickets are now on sale atwww.TheACCAwards.com/tickets.

Below are the finalists for the 2014 AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Florida Georgia Line
Lady Antebellum
Blake Shelton

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean
Dierks Bentley
Luke Bryan
Randy Houser
Blake Shelton

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Danielle Bradbery
Miranda Lambert
Cassadee Pope
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR
The Band Perry
Eli Young Band
Florida Georgia Line
Lady Antebellum
Zac Brown Band

SONG OF THE YEAR
When She Says Baby Jason Aldean
Beat Of The Music Brett Eldredge
Lettin The Night Roll Justin Moore
Drink To That All Night Jerrod Niemann
Chillin It Cole Swindell

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
This Is How We Roll Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan
Small Town Throwdown Brantley Gilbert featuring Justin Moore
and Thomas Rhett
Meanwhile Back At Mamas Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill
My Eyes Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Sebastian
We Were Us Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Crash My Party Luke Bryan
The Outsiders Eric Church
Heres To The Good Times Florida Georgia Line
Just As I Am Brantley Gilbert
Platinum Miranda Lambert

DIGITAL SONG OF THE YEAR
Burnin It Down Jason Aldean
Drink A Beer Luke Bryan
Play It Again Luke Bryan
Dirt Florida Georgia Line
This Is How We Roll Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY SAMSUNG GALAXY
(Fan-voted Award via Twitter)
Brett Eldredge
Tyler Farr
Kip Moore
Thomas Rhett
Cole Swindell

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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