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Nominees announced for fourth annual American Country Awards on FOX

by jmaloni

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Tue, Oct 29th 2013 03:10 pm
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Taylor Swift earns eight nominations; Florida Georgia Line and Blake Shelton garner seven nominations each

Vote for your favorite country music nominees online at www.theacas.com

Nominations have been announced for the fourth annual American Country Awards, hosted by multi-Platinum recording artist Trace Adkins and NASCAR superstar Danica Patrick. The special will air live from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Tuesday, Dec. 10 (8 p.m.), 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 at www.theacas.com. Voting is open until Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 11:59 p.m. PT for all categories, except for Artist of the Year, which closes on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 11:59 p.m. 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); Pollstar...The Concert Hotwire (touring data); and Nashville Songwriters Association International (song).

The two-hour live music event 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 year's 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

"Here's 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

"Mama's 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 Didn't 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

"Somebody's 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

"Don't 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

"Don't Rush," Kelly Clarkson and Vince Gill

"Highway Don't 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

"Mama's Broken Heart," Miranda Lambert

"Someone Somewhere Tonight," Kellie Pickler

"Begin Again," Taylor Swift

"Blown Away," Carrie Underwood

Music Video of the Year: New Artist

"Don't 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 Don't Care," Tim McGraw featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban

"Come Wake Me Up," Rascal Flatts

"Better Dig Two," The Band Perry

"If I Didn't 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 Don't 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

"Mama's 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

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