via press release:



Florida Georgia Line Wins Six Awards and

Blake Shelton Earns Four Awards During Tonight’s Telecast;

Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood Each Receive 12th ACA Award and

Set Records for Most Awards for Male and Female Artist


Two-Hour Special Featured Performances by Host Trace Adkins, Sheryl Crow,

Florida Georgia Line, Randy Houser, Justin Moore, Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen,

Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Thomas Rhett, LeAnn Rimes and Darius Rucker

The following artists were honored tonight at the fourth annual AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS (ACA), broadcast live on FOX from the Mandalay Bay Events Center.


With six awards, Florida Georgia Line received the most awards during tonight’s telecast, while Blake Shelton followed with four awards. Following his three wins tonight, Luke Bryan has won 12 altogether – the most awards for a male solo artist. Carrie Underwood’s win tonight in Music Video by a Female Artist, plus her 11 previous awards, make her the female artist with the most ACA honors.


Additionally, Brad Paisley received the Video Visionary Award, in recognition of his consistently innovative contributions to the format.


Fans logged on to to cast votes in support of their favorite country music artists not only in traditional categories, but also in a previously unrecognized area – touring – encompassing the entire spectrum of country music.


Following is the list of categories and winners for the AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS:



Artist of the Year

Luke Bryan


Artist of the Year: Male

Luke Bryan


Artist of the Year: Female

Miranda Lambert


Artist of the Year: Group

Lady Antebellum


Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist

Scotty McCreery


Artist of the Year: New Artist

Florida Georgia Line



Album of the Year

Blake Shelton, “Based On A True Story…”



Single of the Year

Florida Georgia Line, “Cruise”


Single of the Year: Male

Blake Shelton, “Sure Be Cool If You Did”


Single of the Year: Female

Miranda Lambert, “Mama’s Broken Heart”


Single of the Year: Group

Lady Antebellum, “Downtown”


Single of the Year: New Artist

Florida Georgia Line, “Cruise”


Single of the Year: Breakthrough Artist

Lee Brice, “I Drive Your Truck”


Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration

Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and featuring Keith Urban, “Highway Don’t Care”



Touring Artist of the Year

Luke Bryan



GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY – Music Video of the Year

Blake Shelton, “Sure Be Cool If You Did”


Music Video of the Year: Male

Blake Shelton, “Sure Be Cool If You Did”


Music Video of the Year: Female

Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away”


Music Video of the Year: Group or Collaboration

Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and featuring Keith Urban, “Highway Don’t Care”


Music Video of the Year: New Artist

Florida Georgia Line, “Cruise”


Song of the Year:

Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and featuring Keith Urban, “Highway Don’t Care” (Mark Irwin, Josh Kear, Brad Warren, Brett Warren)


Additionally, the following Most Played Radio Track Awards, determined by Mediabase, were announced during tonight’s telecast:


Most Played Radio Track

Florida Georgia Line, “Cruise”


Most Played Radio Track: Male

Randy Houser, “How Country Feels”


Most Played Radio Track: Female

Miranda Lambert, “Mama’s Broken Heart”


Most Played Radio Track: Group

The Band Perry, “Better Dig Two”


Most Played Radio Track: New Artist

Florida Georgia Line, “Cruise”


About Mandalay Bay

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino is a unique destination resort set on 120 lush acres on the Las Vegas Strip. The resort offers three distinct hotel experiences: Mandalay Bay, a AAA Four Diamond award-winning hotel, with 3,211 luxurious rooms and suites reflecting a modern tropical ambiance; Four Seasons Hotel, a AAA Five Diamond hotel-within-a-hotel, offering 424 newly remodeled rooms and suites; and the stand-alone all-suite THEhotel which will be redesigned and rebranded Delano Las Vegas in Q3 2014. Mandalay Bay boasts an 11-acre tropical pool paradise featuring real sand, a wave pool, the only climate-controlled, poolside gaming in the city and the new DAYLIGHT Beach Club. Other property highlights include world-class entertainment at the 12,000-seat Mandalay Bay Events Center, award-winning dining by celebrity chefs and restaurateurs, the new LIGHT Nightclub, Shark Reef Aquarium and the 1.7-million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Mandalay Bay’s offerings also include BATHHOUSE Spa, House of Blues Concert Hall and restaurant, and The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, a collection of unique boutiques and restaurants. Mandalay Bay recently became home to “Michael Jackson ONE,” Cirque du Soleil’s latest resident production based on the music and choreography of the King of Pop. Mandalay Bay is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit or call toll free at 877-632-7800 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.


About BigChampagne

BigChampagne integrates, analyzes and reports information about the sale, broadcast and consumption of popular entertainment media. Our partners and sources for data include retailers, online and traditional (radio and television) broadcasters, major content companies, subscription services, social networks and other venues where entertainment is enjoyed.


About Great American Country (GAC)

Great American Country is the leader in country music entertainment, and delivers to viewers the widest variety of country music, its artists and the lifestyles they influence. GAC broadcasts original country music programming, music performance specials, live concerts and music videos. GAC is available in more than 60 million households and online at GAC is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, the leading developer of lifestyle-oriented content for television and the Internet, including HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel. Scripps Networks is based in Knoxville, TN, with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Chevy Chase, MD, and Nashville, and is a unit of Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE:SNI).


About Mediabase

Mediabase monitors the airplay of more than 1,800 radio stations, updated continuously 24 hours daily. Mediabase produces historic and current airplay data for U.S. and Canadian radio stations, satellite radio and music television. Formats monitored include Mainstream Top 40, Rhythmic, Mainstream Rock, Active Rock, Modern Rock, Classic Rock, Triple A, Country, Oldies, AC, Hot AC, Urban, Urban AC, Smooth AC, Christian AC, Gospel and Latin.  In addition to providing vital airplay information to radio stations in the U.S. and Canada, Mediabase provides information to every major record label and distributor, as well as concert promoters, artists, managers, music publishers, movie studios, video game developers and more. Mediabase charts are published weekly in USA Today, and are used on nearly all radio countdown shows and dozens of websites and magazines.


About “Pollstar…The Concert Hotwire”

Pollstar is the only trade publication covering the worldwide concert industry. It has been supplying in-depth information to every professional concert promoter, booking agent, artist manager, facility executive and every other entity involved in the live entertainment business for more than 30 years. Pollstar gets its information primarily from the promoters, venues, agents and managers who are producing concerts. It employs more than 25 full-time professionals who do nothing except research and build the company’s tour and contact database.


About Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI)

The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) is the world’s largest not-for-profit songwriters trade association. Established in 1967, the membership of more than 5,000 active and pro members spans the United States and six other countries. NSAI is dedicated to protecting the rights of and serving aspiring and professional songwriters in all genres of music.


AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS is executive-produced by Bob Bain (TEEN CHOICE 2013, “Kids’ Choice Awards”). Fletcher Foster, Paul Flattery and Tisha Fein serve as producers. Greg Sills is supervising producer. Michael Dempsey directed the live special.

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