American Country Awards Nominee List Confirmed

The American Country Awards list of nominees I posted over the weekend have been confirmed this morning.

The first-ever American Country Awards will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Monday, Dec. 6 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

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Beginning today, fans can vote once each day for their favorite American Country Awards nominees at www.theacas.com. Voting is open until November 8, 2010, for all categories, except for Artist of the Year, which closes on December 4. The nominees for each award category have been determined by one of the four respected media measurement companies Big Champagne, Great American Country, Mediabase and Pollstar.

Read more at Music Row.

If you didn’t catch the list, I’ll post them again after the jump.

Carrie Underwood was nominated for 6 awards, including, Artist of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Album of the Year for Play On, Single by a Female artist for “Cowboy Casanova”, Video by a Female Artist for “Cowboy Casanova” and Touring Artist of the Year.

Kellie Pickler is nominated for Single of  the Year:  Female and Video by a Female Artist for “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You.”

And Danny Gokey gets a nod for New/Breakthrough Artist of the Year.

Artist of the Year

Lady Antebellum
Taylor Swift
Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood
Zac Brown Band

Male Artist of the Year

Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Luke Bryan
Keith Urban

Female Artist of the Year

Carrie Underwood
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift
Reba McEntire
Jewel

New/Breakthrough Artist of the Year

Easton Corbin
Jerrod Niemann
Jaron and the Long Road to Love
The Band Perry
Danny Gokey

Duo/Group of the Year

Rascal Flatts
Lady Antebellum
Zac Brown Band
Sugarland
The Band Perry

Album of the Year

Miranda Lambert – Revolution
Carrie Underwood – Play On
Luke Bryan – Doin’ My Thing
Josh Turner – Haywire
Lady Antebellum – Need You Now

Single of the Year

Lady Antebellum – “Need You Now”
Josh Turner – “Why Don’t We Just Dance”
Luke Bryan – “Do I”
Joe Nichols – “Gimme That Girl”
Easton Corbin – “Little More Country Than That”

Single by a Male Artist

Josh Turner – “Why Don’t We Just Dance”
Luke Bryan – “Do I”
Joe Nichols – “Gimme That Girl”
Easton Corbin – “Little More Country Than That”
Billy Currington – “That’s How Country Boys Roll”

Single by a Female Artist

Reba McEntire – “Consider Me Gone”
Miranda Lambert – “White Liar”
Carrie Underwood – “Cowboy Cassanova”
Martina McBride – “Wrong Baby Wrong”
Kellie Pickler – “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You”

Single by a Duo/Group

Lady Antebellum – “Need You Now”
Zac Brown Band – “Toes”
Little Big Town – “Little White Church”
Rascal Flatts – “Unstoppable”
Steel Magnolia – “Keep On Lovin’ You”

Single by New/Breakthrough

Easton Corbin – “Little More Country Than That”
Jerrod Niemann – “Lover, Lover”
Steel Magnolia – “Keep On Lovin’ You”
Jaron and the Long Road to Love – “Pray For You”
Josh Thompson – “Beer On The Table”

Music Video of the Year

Blake Shelton w/Trace Adkins – “Hillbilly Bone”
Josh Turner – “Why Don’t We Just Dance”
Lady Antebellum – “Need You Now”
Easton Corbin – “Little More Country Than That”
Chris Young – “The Man I Want To Be”

Music Video by a Male Artist

Blake Shelton w/Trace Adkins – “Hillbilly Bone”
Josh Turner – “Why Don’t We Just Dance”
Tim McGraw – “Southern Voice”
Easton Corbin – “Little More Country Than That”
Chris Young – “The Man I Want To Be”

Music Video by a Female Artist

Kellie Pickler – “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You”
Carrie Underwood – “Cowboy Cassanova”
Miranda Lambert – “White Liar”
Reba McEntire – “Consider Me Gone”
Gretchen Wilson – “Work Hard, Play Harder”

Video by Duo/Group

Lady Antebellum – “Need You Now”
Lady Antebellum – “American Honey”
Zac Brown Band – “Highway 20 Ride”
Little Big Town – “Little White Church”
Steel Magnolia – “Keep On Lovin’ You”

Video by New/Breakthrough Artist

Easton Corbin – “Little More Country Than That”
Steel Magnolia – “Keep On Lovin’ You”
Jerrod Niemann – “Lover, Lover”
Laura Bell Bundy – “Giddy On Up”
The Band Perry – “If I Die Young”

Touring Artist of the Year

Tim McGraw
Brad Paisley
Rascal Flatts
George Strait/Reba McEntire
Taylor Swift
Sugarland
Brooks & Dunn
Carrie Underwood
Toby Keith
Martina McBride/Trace Adkins

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15 Comments

  1. That pretty much confirms they decided their nominees like the AMAs did.

    I really think there’s a big chance for Kellie to perform the lead single off her 3rd album at this show and/or for her to cohost.

  2. I am glad that Danny got nominated. It would be nice if he won this award. I also think it would be nice if he got to perform on this telecast.

    I like that they mentioned there will be never before seen collaborations on the telecast. That could be interesting. And could help showcase some artists who haven’t gotten a chance to perform on the other major country awards shows.

  3. Go Idols!

    Well represented on the list.

    That would be nice if Kellie could perform or co-host. She is so personable/fun she would make a great host.

  4. Congrats to Danny on the nomination. I hope he wins, although I think it will be Easton Corbin.

  5. *

    Congrats to Danny on the nomination. I hope he wins, although I think it will be Easton Corbin.

    I think you could be right; lots of country fans will be voting for all categories, and lets face it, Danny is still new to the country genre period. Although, the Band Perry is pretty popular with younger fans, and they are the big internet voters/frequenters of country music. So The Band Perry could easily take it also. I personally enjoy them more than Easton, he has a nice voice, but songs are a little boring, IMO.

    But Easton has plenty of categories to win in; so I won’t feel guilty voting for Danny in the Best New Artist category!

  6. Since the winner is decided by fan votes, so Danny does have a chance in his category. I think the competition is mainly among Danny, Easton Corbin and The Band Perry. I don’t think both Jerrod and Jaron have that big of a fan base compared to the other 3.

  7. No offense, but this is why I said before that country music has a gazillion more award shows than other genres. They have so many award shows that are JUST country specific. Whereas Rock, Pop, etc, are all lumped with other awards (e.g. award shows where you have just a rock category, just a pop category, just a country category, etc.)

  8. Since the winner is decided by fan votes, so Danny does have a chance in his category. .

    I also think that Danny has a chance of possibly winning in his category.

  9. Mary102: No offense, but this is why I said before that country music has a gazillion more award shows than other genres. They have so many award shows that are JUST country specific. Whereas Rock, Pop, etc, are all lumped with other awards (e.g. award shows where you have just a rock category, just a pop category, just a country category, etc.)

    Pop has the VMAs, the Teen Choice Awards, and the Kids Choice Awards. Urban music has the Soul Train Awards, the BET Awards, and the NAACP Image Awards. Pop also gets the lion’s share of performance slots at the all genre shows.

    The difference is this is the 3rd country awards show on a major network. It’ll be interesting to see how it does ratings wise. The awards aspect has me eyerolling hardcore but that’s just me.

    According to somebody at Pulse this show is replacing the Billboard Awards Show which also emphasized pop and hip hop but got canceled because of low ratings. I think Ryan Seacrest used to host that one.

  10. Pop has the VMAs, the Teen Choice Awards, and the Kids Choice Awards

    and I can think of MTV Video Music Awards, and Much Music Video Awards, both are really Pop oriented. Much Music Video Awards is a Canadian show but the nominees are usually the biggest/popular pop acts in North America – Justin Bieber, Keisha, Lady Gaga & Adam Lambert performed in the 2010 show.

  11. According to somebody at Pulse this show is replacing the Billboard Awards Show which also emphasized pop and hip hop but got canceled because of low ratings. I think Ryan Seacrest used to host that one.

    Ah… completely forgotten about that award show. That one was entirely based on sales (like for album) and numbers right? Rather predictable results I guess, hence the lack of interest to tune in.

  12. The nominees for each award category have been determined by one of the four respected media measurement companies Big Champagne, Great American Country, Mediabase and Pollstar.

    After looking the selection process for nominees I can see why Danny was nominated. The buzz and sales for his album have been solid for a new country artist, both his videos have been on GAC Top 20 (fan voted) for extended periods of time (MBDAAOM was on GAC top 20 for over 20 weeks), his singles have done respectively for a new artist at #22 and #32 and he has been putting butts in seats at concerts (Pollstar).

  13. After looking the selection process for nominees I can see why Danny was nominated

    I thought it was interesting that one of the things tracked by Big Champagne is social networking. Maybe all those twitter followers Danny has did count for something practical, lol. And he has a pretty big following on FB and MySpace compared to the other newcomers…

  14. I hope Danny, Carrie and Kellie win. Good for Danny to get a nom with being such a newbie to the country music scene. I don’t follow country music, so I can’t comment on the competition. I will say, however, I was really impressed with Danny’s voice at the AI concert I saw. I’m glad things are going well for him.

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