ACA Nominees Announced!

Oct 11, 2012 -- 9:00am

American Country Awards

  • The American Country Awards are back for the third year.  Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth are back as hosts and Luke Bryan leads the pack with seven nominations.  The ACAs have added a song of the year category that honors songwriters and an award that has been unique to the ACAs, the touring award.  Both categories have ten nominees each.  The ACAs differ from other country award shows in that all categories are fan voted.  The show will air live from Vegas on December 10th on FOX.  See a complete list of nominees and click the image above to vote.

Artist of the Year

  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Taylor Swift
  • Zac Brown Band

Artist of the Year: Male

  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Eric Church
  • Toby Keith

Artist of the Year: Female

Artist of the Year: Group

  • The Band Perry
  • Eli Young Band
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Zac Brown Band

Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist

  • Lee Brice
  • Colt Ford
  • Gloriana
  • Justin Moore
  • Jake Owen

Artist of the Year: New Artist

  • Lauren Alaina
  • Hunter Hayes
  • Jana Kramer
  • Kip Moore
  • Pistol Annies

Album of the Year

  • Dierks Bentley – Home
  • Luke Bryan – Tailgates & Tanlines
  • Eric Church – Chief
  • Lady Antebellum – Own the Night
  • Blake Shelton – Red River Blue

Single of the Year

  • Jason Aldean – "Tattoos on This Town"
  • Luke Bryan – "I Don't Want This Night to End"
  • Eric Church – "Drink in My Hand"
  • Chris Young – "You"
  • Zac Brown Band – "Keep Me in Mind"

Single of the Year: Male

  • Jason Aldean – "Tattoos on This Town"
  • Luke Bryan – "I Don't Want This Night to End"
  • Kenny Chesney – "Reality"
  • Eric Church – "Drink in My Hand"
  • Chris Young – "You"

Single of the Year: Female

  • Sara Evans – "My Heart Can't Tell You No"
  • Miranda Lambert – "Over You"
  • Martina McBride– "I'm Gonna Love You Through It"
  • Taylor Swift – "Ours"
  • Carrie Underwood – "Good Girl"

Single of the Year: Group

  • Eli Young Band – "Even If It Breaks Your Heart"
  • Lady Antebellum – "We Owned the Night"
  • Rascal Flatts – "Banjo"
  • The Band Perry – "All Your Life"
  • Zac Brown Band – "Keep Me in Mind"

Single of the Year: Breakthrough Artist

  • Lee Brice – "A Woman Like You"
  • Brantley Gilbert – "You Don't Know Her Like I Do"
  • Gloriana – "(Kissed You) Good Night"
  • David Nail – "Let It Rain"
  • Jake Owen – "Alone With You"

Single of the Year: New Artist

  • Hunter Hayes – "Wanted"
  • Jana Kramer – "Why You Wanna"
  • Dustin Lynch – "Cowboys and Angels"
  • Kip Moore – "Somethin' 'Bout A Truck"
  • The Farm – "Home Sweet Home"

Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration

  • Kix Brooks featuring Joe Walsh – "New to This Town"
  • Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw – "Feel Like a Rock Star"
  • Brad Paisley featuring Carrie Underwood – "Remind Me"
  • Rascal Flatts featuring Natasha Bedingfield – "Easy"
  • Zac Brown Band featuring Jimmy Buffett – "Knee Deep"

Touring Artist of the Year

  • Jason Aldean
  • Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw
  • Eric Church
  • Toby Keith
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Brad Paisley
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Taylor Swift
  • Zac Brown Band

Music Video of the Year

  • Luke Bryan – "I Don't Want This Night to End"
  • Jake Owen – "Alone With You"
  • Blake Shelton – "God Gave Me You"
  • Keith Urban – "For You"
  • Chris Young -- "You"

Music Video of the Year: Male

  • Luke Bryan – "I Don't Want This Night to End"
  • Jake Owen – "Alone With You"
  • Blake Shelton – "God Gave Me You"
  • Keith Urban – "For You"
  • Chris Young – "You"

Music Video of the Year: Female

  • Sara Evans – "My Heart Can't Tell You No"
  • Miranda Lambert – "Over You"
  • Martina McBride – "I'm Gonna Love You Through It"
  • Taylor Swift – "Ours"
  • Carrie Underwood – "Good Girl"

Music Video of the Year: Group or Collaboration

  • Gloriana – "(Kissed You) Good Night"
  • Lady Antebellum – "Dancin' Away With My Heart"
  • Little Big Town – "Pontoon"
  • Love and Theft – "Angel Eyes"
  • The Band Perry – "All Your Life"

Music Video of the Year: New Artist

  • Hunter Hayes – "Wanted"
  • Casey James – "Let's Don't Call It a Night"
  • Jana Kramer – "Why You Wanna"
  • Dustin Lynch – "Cowboys and Angels"
  • Kip Moore – "Somethin' 'Bout A Truck"

Song of the Year

  • Trace Adkins – "Just Fishin'" (Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell and Ed Hill)
  • Jason Aldean – "Fly Over States" (Michael Dulaney and Neil Thrasher)
  • Jason Aldean – "Tattoos on This Town" (Michael Dulaney, Wendell Mobley and Neil Thrasher)
  • Lee Brice – "A Woman Like You" (Phil Barton, Johnny Bulford and Jon Stone)
  • Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter – "You and Tequila" (Matraca Berg and Deana Carter)
  • Eric Church – "Springsteen" (Eric Church, Jeffy Hyde and Ryan Tyndell)
  • Ronnie Dunn – "Cost of Livin'" (Phillip Coleman and Ronnie Dunn)
  • Eli Young Band – "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" (Will Hoge and Eric Paslay)
  • Toby Keith – "Red Solo Cup" (Brett Beavers, Jim Beavers, Brad Warren and Brett Warren)
  • Tim McGraw – "Better Than I Used to Be" (Ashley Gorley and Bryan Simpson)
  • And while Darius Rucker was completely in the dark about his pending Opry invitation, his wife somehow kept it a secret for nearly two months!  When Rucker’s management found out about the pending invite, they told Rucker’s wife so she could plan to be there.  What his wife Beth had to figure out, was how to get from South Carolina to Nashville without arising suspicions.  She managed to play it off as a birthday celebration for a friend and the crew hopped on the bus and were able to celebrate with Darius after the announcement.

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