Second Annual “American Country Awards” Winners Announced

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December 5th, 2011

via press release:

WINNERS OF SECOND ANNUAL “AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS” ANNOUNCED

 

Jason Aldean Earns Six Awards;

Carrie Underwood and Thompson Square Each Win Three Awards

 

Toby Keith Honored with Artist of the Decade Award

 

Two-Hour Special Featured Performances by Co-Hosts Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth, Alabama, Toby Keith, Eli Young Band, The Band Perry, Scotty McCreery, Pistol Annies,

Blake Shelton, Thompson Square and Chris Young

 

The following performers were honored today at the second annual AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS broadcast live on FOX from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

 

Fans logged on to www.theacas.com to cast votes in support of their favorite country music artists. The awards include traditional categories, as well as previously unrecognized areas of the business such as touring, encompassing the entire spectrum of country music and bestowing honors that no other awards show has.

 

With three wins this year, plus six last year, Underwood has earned the most ACA honors of any artist. Aldean’s six awards this year rank him as the male artist with the most honors, and Lady Antebellum’s win as Group of the Year, plus four awards last year, make it the group with the most ACA honors.

 

Cable channel Great American Country (GAC) will rebroadcast the AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS on Saturday, Dec. 17 (10:00 PM-Midnight ET).

 

AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS winners include:

 

ARTISTS

Artist of the Year

Jason Aldean

 

Artist of the Year: Male

Brad Paisley

 

Artist of the Year: Female

Carrie Underwood

 

Artist of the Year: Group

Lady Antebellum

 

Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist

Chris Young

 

Artist of the Year: New Artist

Scotty McCreery

 

ALBUM

Album of the Year

Jason Aldean, “My Kinda Party”

 

SINGLES

Single of the Year

Chris Young, “Voices”

 

Single of the Year: Male

Jason Aldean, “My Kinda Party”

 

Single of the Year: Female

Carrie Underwood, “Mama's Song”

 

Single of the Year: Group

Thompson Square, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not”

 

Single of the Year: New Artist

Thompson Square, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not”

 

Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration

Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson, “Don't You Wanna Stay”

 

TOURING

Touring Artist of the Year

Jason Aldean

 

VIDEOS

Music Video of the Year

Blake Shelton, “Who Are You When I'm Not Looking”

 

Music Video: Male

Blake Shelton, “Who Are You When I'm Not Looking”

 

Music Video: Female

Carrie Underwood, “Mama's Song”

 

Music Video: Group or Collaboration

Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson, “Don’t You Wanna Stay”

 

Music Video: New Artist

Thompson Square, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not”

 

GREATEST HITS AWARD

Alabama

 

ARTIST OF THE DECADE AWARD

Toby Keith

 

AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS is executive-produced by Bob Bain (TEEN CHOICE AWARDS, “Kids’ Choice Awards”). Fletcher Foster, Paul Flattery and Tisha Fein serve as producers; and Greg Sills is supervising producer. Michael Dempsey directed the special.

 
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