American Country Awards 2012 Winners

Complete List of 2012 American Country Awards Winners. Tonight the 3rd Annual American Country Awards aired on FOX live from Las Vegas! This is a fan voted show, so it’s representative of which artists are most popular with country music fans, which sets it apart from other awards shows. See the complete list of winners below to which artists country fans love the most. 2012 American Country Awards Complete List of Winners. Artist of the Year Luke Bryan Artist of the Year: Male Luke Bryan Artist of the Year: Female Carrie Underwood Artist of the Year: Group Lady Antebellum Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist Jake Owen Artist of the Year: New Artist Lauren Alaina Album of the Year Luke Bryan, “tailgates & tanlines” Single of the Year: Luke Bryan, “I Don’t Want This Night To End” Single of the Year: Male Luke Bryan, “I Don’t Want This Night To End” Single of the Year: Female Miranda Lambert, “Over You” Single of the Year: Group Lady Antebellum, “We Owned The Night” Single of the Year: New Artist Hunter Hayes, “Wanted“ Single of the Year: Breakthrough Artist Brantley Gilbert, “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do“ Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration Brad Paisley featuring Carrie Underwood, “Remind Me” Touring Artist of the Year Jason Aldean Music Video of the Year: Luke Bryan, “I Don’t Want This Night to End” Music Video: Male Luke Bryan, “I Don’t Want This Night To End” Music Video: Female Miranda Lambert “Over You“ Music Video: Group or Collaboration Little Big Town “Pontoon“ Music Video: New Artist Hunter Hayes “Wanted“ Song of the Year: Eric Church “Springsteen“ Check out the complete list of the 2012 Nominees. See highlights from the show!

2012 ACA Performers: More Added

Additional Performers Added to 2012 ACA Line-Up! The list of performers slated to appear at the 2012 American Country Awards was announced just a couple weeks ago, and in the meantime even more country artists have been added! See the original list and the new performers below! The 2012 ACA Awards will be hosted by Trace Adkins and Kristen Chenoweth, and air LIVE out of Las Vegas on December 10th! You can catch the awards on FOX. Voting is still open for Artist of the Year, so VOTE NOW. 2012 American Country Awards List of Performers: Jason Aldean Lady Antebellum Dierks Bentley Luke Bryan Little Big Town Scotty McCreery Lauren Alaina Casey James LeAnn Rimes Lee Brice Jana Kramer Dustin Lynch Chris Young NEW ADDITIONS: Rascal Flatts Kip Moore Jake Owen

2012 ACA Performers Complete List

American Country Awards Announces Performers for Live Show on Dec. 10th. The 2012 American Country Awards performers list has finally been announced! Trace Adkins and Kristen Chenoweth host the show which includes a performance by just about everybody you love. You can continue to vote for your favorites through Nov. 12. And you can vote for Artist of the Year until Dec. 7th. 2012 American Country Awards List of Performers: Jason Aldean Lady Antebellum Dierks Bentley Luke Bryan Little Big Town Scotty McCreery Lauren Alaina Casey James LeAnn Rimes Lee Brice Jana Kramer Dustin Lynch Chris Young Tune in to the American Country Awards on Dec. 10th. And keep checking back with us for more info on the ACAs!

American Country Awards 2012 Nominees

Complete List of American Country Awards 2012 Nominees. The third annual American Country Awards are coming up December, and we’ve got the complete list of 2012 nominees for you below! The awards will air live from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Monday, December 10th (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Its fan voted…so, check out the list below and then head over to choose your fave in each category! Artist of the Year Jason Aldean Luke Bryan Lady Antebellum Taylor Swift Zac Brown Band Artist of the Year: Male Jason Aldean Luke Bryan Kenny Chesney Eric Church Toby Keith Artist of the Year: Female Sara Evans Miranda Lambert Martina McBride Taylor Swift Carrie Underwood Artist of the Year: Group The Band Perry Eli Young Band Lady Antebellum Rascal Flatts Zac Brown Band Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist Lee Brice Colt Ford Gloriana Justin Moore Jake Owen Artist of the Year: New Artist Lauren Alaina Hunter Hayes Jana Kramer Kip Moore Pistol Annies Album of the Year Dierks Bentley, “Home” Luke Bryan, “tailgates & tanlines” Eric Church, “Chief” Lady Antebellum, “Own the Night” Blake Shelton, “Red River Blue” Single of the Year Jason Aldean, “Tattoos On This Town” Luke Bryan, “I Don’t Want This Night To End” Eric Church, “Drink In My Hand” Chris Young, “You” Zac Brown Band, “Keep Me In Mind” Single of the Year: Male Jason Aldean, “Tattoos On This Town” Luke Bryan, “I Don’t Want This Night To End” Kenny Chesney, “Reality” Eric Church, “Drink In My Hand” Chris Young, “You” Single of the Year: Female Sara Evans, “My Heart Can’t Tell You No” Miranda Lambert, “Over You” Martina McBride, “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” Taylor Swift, “Ours” Carrie Underwood, “Good Girl” Single of the Year: Group Eli Young Band, “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” Lady Antebellum, “We Owned The Night” Rascal Flatts, “Banjo” The Band Perry, “All Your Life” Zac Brown Band, “Keep Me In Mind” Single of the Year: New Artist Hunter Hayes, “Wanted” Jana Kramer, “Why Ya Wanna” Dustin Lynch, “Cowboys and Angels” Kip Moore, “Somethin’ ’Bout A Truck” The Farm, “Home Sweet Home” Single of the Year: Breakthrough Artist Lee Brice, “A Woman Like You” Brantley Gilbert, “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do” Gloriana, “(Kissed You) Good Night” David Nail, “Let It Rain” Jake Owen, “Alone With You” Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration Kix Brooks featuring Joe Walsh, “New To This Town” Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, “Feel Like A Rock Star” Brad Paisley featuring Carrie Underwood, “Remind Me” Rascal Flatts featuring Natasha Bedingfield, “Easy” Zac Brown Band featuring Jimmy Buffett, “Knee Deep” Touring Artist of the Year Kenny Chesney Lady Antebellum Miranda Lambert Tim McGraw Brad Paisley Eric Church Toby Keith Rascal Flatts Taylor Swift Zac Brown Band Jason Aldean Music Video of the Year Luke Bryan, “I Don’t Want This Night To End” Jake Owen, “Alone With You” Blake Shelton, “God Gave Me You” Keith Urban, “For You” Chris Young, “You” Music Video: Male Luke Continue reading

Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth Host 2012 ACAs

Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth Host 2012 American Country Awards On FOX! It really is true, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it which must be why Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth will be hosting the 2012 American Country Awards On FOX for the second year running! The two were quite the rabble-rousing duo last year, and both are pretty excited about fulfilling their hosting duties once again! “The ACAs honor the best and brightest of country music, from the hotshot breakthrough artists to the icons.I’m looking forward to cutting loose again with Kristin, who’s quite the firecracker comedienne, while we also take viewers through an evening of great music and awards.” -Trace Adkins “I’m excited to return to the ACA stage with Trace and his big personality and even bigger boots. We had a blast last year and I plan to pull out all the stops to make sure everyone has a good time!” -Kristin Chenoweth The American Country Awards are fan voted. So, be sure to stay tuned, and we’ll keep you up to date on nominations and where you can go to vote!! The awards show will air on FOX out of Las Vegas in December.

Scotty McCreery and More Support Childhelp

Scotty McCreery and Other Country Stars Give Their Signatures to Childhelp! Are you in the market for a new belt buckle? Childhelp might have what you’re looking for! Country stars like Scotty McCreery, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Trace Adkins, Lauren Alaina, Josh Turner and more of your favorites have lent their signatures to help out the cause. Each belt buckle features the autograph of the star along with the child help logo. They were fashioned from solid bronze at the family owned and operated Arts Refoundry in Los Angeles. All the buckles are around the $100/$120 mark, and funds go straight to the organization. Peruse the list of artists and find out more about ChildHelp!

2012 ACM Awards Nominations

Check Out The Complete List of ACM Awards Nominations. This mornin’, the Academy of Country Music held a digital social media press conference to announce the nominations for the 47th Annual ACM Awards! You can check out the complete list below, and see if you’re favorite artists made the cut! Don’t see ’em? Tell us about it! The list below includes all categories al the on-camera nominations except the New Artists which will be announced in February! For the off-camera, industry awards click here. The 2012 ACM Awards will air LIVE out of Las Vegas on Sunday, April 1st at 8pm on CBS! The award event will be hosted by Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton! 47th Annual ACM Awards Nominations Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean Kenny Chesney Brad Paisley Blake Shelton Taylor Swift Male Vocalist of the Year Jason Aldean Kenny Chesney Brad Paisley Blake Shelton Chris Young Female Vocalist of the Year Sara Evans Miranda Lambert Martina McBride Taylor Swift Carrie Underwood Vocal Duo of the Year Love and Theft Montgomery Gentry Steel Magnolia Sugarland Thompson Square Vocal Group of the Year The Band Perry Eli Young Band Lady Antebellum Rascal Flatts Zac Brown Band Album of the Year (Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company) Chief – Eric Church (EMI-Nashville) Produced by: Arturo Buenahora, Jr., Jay Joyce Four The Record – Miranda Lambert (RCA) Produced by: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf Hemingway’s Whiskey – Kenny Chesney (BNA) Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney My Kinda Party – Jason Aldean (Broken Bow Records) Produced by: Michael Knox Own The Night – Lady Antebellum (Capitol Records Nashville) Produced by: Lady Antebellum, Paul Worley Single Record of the Year (Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company) Crazy Girl – Eli Young Band (Republic Nashville) Produced by: Mike Wrucke Don’t You Wanna Stay – Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson (Broken Bow Records) Produced by: Michael Knox Red Solo Cup – Toby Keith (Show Dog-Universal Music) Produced by: Toby Keith Tomorrow – Chris Young (RCA) Produced by: James Stroud You And Tequila – Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter (BNA) Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney Song of the Year (Award to Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)) Crazy Girl – Eli Young Band Composers: Lee Brice, Liz Rose Publishers: Cake Taker Music (BMI), Mike Curb Music (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Sweet Hysteria Music (BMI) Home – Dierks Bentley Composers: Brett Beavers, Dierks Bentley, Dan Wilson Publishers: Big White Tracks (ASCAP), Chestnut Barn Music (BMI), Chrysalis Music/BMG Rights (ASCAP), Chrysalis One Songs (BMI) Just A Kiss – Lady Antebellum Composers: Dallas Davidson, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott Publishers: Dwhaywood Music (BMI), EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), EMI Foray Music (SESAC), Hillary Dawn Songs (SESAC), Radiobulletspublishing (BMI), String Stretcher Music (BMI) Warner-Tamberlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) Threaten Me With Heaven – Vince Gill Composers: Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Dillon O’Brian, Will Owsley Publishers: Grant Girls Music (ASCAP), Vinny Mae Music (BMI), Willie-O Music (ASCAP) You And Tequila – Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter Composers: Matraca Berg, Deana Carter Publishers: Deanaling Music (ASCAP), Hannaberg Continue reading

American Country Awards 2011 Winners

Complete List of 2011 Winners for 2nd Annual American Country Awards! Fox tried out its original awards show, American Country Awards, for the second year in a row Monday, December 5th. The fan-voted show which awards winners to scale guitar shaped trophies was a spectacular event hosted by Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenowith and featuring performances by Pistol Annies, Thompson Square, Eli Young Band, The Band Perry and more. I’m happy to say that in the list of award shows we’ve already seen this year, this one stands out at least because of the winners (see full list below). Some of the winners include artists who have yet to be recognized with wins this year like Thompson Square and Chris Young. Others though have been winners, big winners actually, like Blake Shelton. However, Shelton was recognize for a work that hasn’t gotten quite as much attention from the industry as his other singles (guess that’s the bonus of a fan voted show!). Jason Aldean was another big winner, and really, no surprise their. He produced a great album, and clearly knows how to put on a show for his fans! Well-deserved all around! All in all it was a good evening, but Fox probably still has a long way to go if it wants to compete for fans and viewers with the likes of the CMA Awards or even the CMT Awards. Be sure to let us know what you thought about the show and the winners! Complete List of 2nd Annual ACA Awards Artist Categories Artist of the Year Jason Aldean Artist of the Year: Male Brad Paisley Artist of the Year: Female Carrie Underwood Artist of the Year: Duo/Group Lady Antebellum Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Chris Young Artist of the Year: New Artist Scotty McCreery Album Album of the Year My Kind of Party, Jason Aldean Singles Categories Single of the Year “Voices“, Chris Young Single of the Year: Male “My Kinda Party“, Jason Aldean Single of the Year: Female “Mama’s Song“, Carrie Underwood Single of the Year: Duo/Group “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not“, Thompson Square Single of the Year: New Artist “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not“, Thompson Square Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration “Don’t You Wanna Stay?“, Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson Music Video Categories Music Video of the Year “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking“, Blake Shelton Music Video: Male “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking“, Blake Shelton Music Video: Female “Mama’s Song“, Carrie Underwood Music Video: Group/Duo/Collaboration “Don’t You Wanna Stay”, Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson Music Video: New Artist “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not“, Thompson Square Tour Tour of the Year Jason Aldean Noteworthy Artist of the Decade Toby Keith Greatest Hits Award Alabama

Alabama Receive Award at American Country Awards

Alabama to Receive Honor at 2011 ACAs. Iconic country group, Alabama are set to receive a special award, the Greatest Hits Award, at the 2011 American Country Awards. The band is also scheduled to join the line-up of performers for the television special. Many fans complained about the lack of “real country” at the 2011 CMAs. Perhaps, the ACAs are trying to answer this complaint by refocusing on more traditional country music. Just a thought. The 2011 ACAs will feature Kristen Chenoweth and Trace Adkins as hosts, and will air live on Monday, December 5th at 8pm ET on Fox. The list of performers so far includes both hosts as well as Blake Shelton, Pistol Annies, Thompson Square, Eli Young Band, The Band Perry, Scotty McCreery, Miranda Lambert and Lauren Alaina.

Trace Adkins Country’s Sexiest Man

Trace Adkins Has Been Voted Country’s Sexiest Man By Readers Of Country Weekly. According to the readers of Country Weekly, Trace Adkins is the Sexiest Man Alive! This mountain of a man has what country fans like to see! Tall…check, handsome…check, confident…check, nice hair…check (if you dig a ponytail), great voice…CHECK! Not only does he have all of the physical aspects, but he also never lets anyone down. He will be very busy in the upcoming weeks as he co-hosts the American Country Awards with Kristin Chenoweth live on FOX! The show will be December 5th at 8:00PM ET live and PT tape-delayed. Along with co-hosting, he will be one of the main performers of the night! December 7th he will be a guest on The Late Show with Craig Ferguson. There he will have a little sit down, as well as perform. As a thank you to fans a live version of “Million Dollar View“, his follow up single to “Just Fishin’“, is available for fans to download at either TraceAdkins.com or CountryWeekly.com! Be sure to get your copy of Country Weekly, where Adkins will be the cover, tomorrow!