The two hour event will air live on FOX from Nashville’s Music City Center on December 15 at 8/7c pm. Country music duo, Florida Georgia Line are set to host. Tickets to the event are on sale at TheACCAwards.com/tickets.
Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Cassadee Pope, Danielle Bradbery, Keith Urban and more are nominated for awards.
Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Kelly Clarkson, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, and Florida Georgia Line are scheduled to perform.
Kelly and Miranda will join together to honor Reba with a special tribute performance as she receives the first ever NASH Icon Award, presented by Kix Brooks, which celebrates an iconic artist whose extraordinary talent has influenced generations of musicians and who has made a profound and lasting impact on country music.
American Country Countdown Awards is based on country music’s longest-running radio countdown show (41 years), American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks, and will honor country outstanding artists based on album sales and radio airplay.
The two-hour show will also honor Kenny Chesney with The Groundbreaker Award, which recognizes an artist who has consistently pushed the boundaries and is a trailblazer in the realm of concerts, musical accomplishment, creative innovation and connecting with fans across the United States. Chesney will be on hand to accept his award.
The Breakthrough Artist of the Year Presented by Samsung Galaxy® is the only fan-voted category. Breakthrough finalists include Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Kip Moore, Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell. Fan voting continues through Dec. 10. Fans can vote for their favorite Breakthrough finalist by including the following in a tweet: the artist’s Twitter handle, “Breakthrough Artist” and the hashtag #ACCAwards.
AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS finalists and winners, other than Breakthrough Artist of the Year, are determined based on statistics and radio airplay charts from Nov. 1, 2013-Oct. 31, 2014. The finalists for Album of the Year were based on album sales from SoundScan and the finalists for Artist of the Year were based on a combination of Mediabase airplay, digital data provided by Big Champagne and tour information from Pollstar. All other award categories were made up of those with the largest audience reach, according to Mediabase.