Nominees Announced For American Country Countdown Awards

NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess) — The American Country Countdown Awards, based on the long-running country music radio countdown show, has announced their list of finalists for the inaugural edition of the awards show. Florida Georgia Line and Kix Brooks made the announcement on Cumulus radio’s nationally syndicated show, “America’s Morning Show with Blair Garner.”

Luke Bryan dominates the list with seven nods, including picks for Artist of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. Bryan was followed closely by the duo Florida Georgia Line, who come with six nominations, including for Artist of the Year and Duo of the Year.

The Awards will be presented during a live broadcast from Nashville’s Music City Center Monday, Dec. 15 and feature performances by finalists Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Miranda Lambert. Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard will host the live music celebration. Additional performers and presenters will be announced.

American Country Countdown Awards finalists are determined based on statistics and radio airplay charts from November 1, 2013-October 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.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Florida Georgia Line
Lady Antebellum
Blake Shelton

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean
Dierks Bentley
Luke Bryan
Randy Houser
Blake Shelton

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Danielle Bradbery
Miranda Lambert
Cassadee Pope
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR
The Band Perry
Eli Young Band
Florida Georgia Line
Lady Antebellum
Zac Brown Band

SONG OF THE YEAR
“When She Says Baby” – Jason Aldean
“Beat Of The Music” – Brett Eldredge
“Lettin’ The Night Roll” – Justin Moore
“Drink To That All Night” – Jerrod Niemann
“Chillin’ It” – Cole Swindell

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
“This Is How We Roll” – Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan
“Small Town Throwdown” – Brantley Gilbert featuring Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett
“Meanwhile Back At Mama’s” – Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill
“My Eyes” – Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Sebastian
“We Were Us” – Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
“Crash My Party” – Luke Bryan
“The Outsiders” – Eric Church
“Here’s To The Good Times” – Florida Georgia Line
“Just As I Am” – Brantley Gilbert
“Platinum” – Miranda Lambert

DIGITAL SONG OF THE YEAR
“Burnin’ It Down” – Jason Aldean
“Drink A Beer” – Luke Bryan
“Play It Again” – Luke Bryan
“Dirt” – Florida Georgia Line
“This Is How We Roll” – Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY SAMSUNG GALAXY
(Fan-voted Award via Twitter)
Brett Eldredge
Tyler Farr
Kip Moore
Thomas Rhett
Cole Swindell

-Staff Writers

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