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Nominees Announced For 2016 American Country Countdown Awards


LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — The 2016 American Country Countdown Awards has announced the list of nominees for 2016, with Luke Bryan leading the pack with seven nods, including artist of the year, and vocalist of the year.

Sam Hunt is close on his heels with five nominations, including picks for Artist of the Year and Breakthrough Male Artist. Thomas Rhett and Zac Brown Band picked up four nominatons each, while Florida Georgia Line has three.

The show will air live via Fox from the historic Forum in Los Angeles, making it the first country music awards show to air live from L.A. in more than 10 years. Announced performers for the event include Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett with additional announcements expected.

Complete list of nominations.

Artist of the Year

Blake Shelton
Florida Georgia Line
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Sam Hunt

Male Vocalist of the Year

Blake Shelton
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett

Female Vocalist of the Year

Cam
Carrie Underwood
Jana Kramer
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert


Group/Duo of the Year

A Thousand Horses
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

Breakthrough Male Artist of the Year

Chris Janson
Michael Ray
Sam Hunt

Breakthrough Female Artist of the Year

Cam
Jana Kramer
Kelsea Ballerini

Breakthrough Group/Duo of the Year

A Thousand Horses
Dan + Shay
Old Dominion

Song of the Year

“Stay A Little Longer” – Brothers Osborne
“Home Alone Tonight” – Luke Bryan featuring Karen Fairchild
“Strip It Down” – Luke Bryan
“Die A Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett
“Homegrown” – Zac Brown Band

Album of the Year

Storyteller – Carrie Underwood
Traveller – Chris Stapleton
Kick The Dust Up – Luke Bryan
Montevallo – Sam Hunt
Jekyll + Hyde – Zac Brown Band

Digital Song of the Year

“Girl Crush” – Little Big Town
“Kick The Dust Up” – Luke Bryan
“Die A Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett

Digital Album of the Year

Anything Goes – Florida Georgia Line
Montevallo – Sam Hunt
Tangled Up – Thomas Rhett

Touring Artist of the Year


Garth Brooks
Kenny Chesney
Luke Bryan
Shania Twain
Zac Brown Band