Voting for Inaugural @TheACCAwards’ Breakthrough Artist Is Open!

The American Country Countdown Awards (“ACC Awards“) are celebrating their first ever event, to be held in Nashville at the Music City Center on December 15th. The ACC Awards are based on country music’s longest running countdown radio show, American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks, which has been airing for over forty years.

The show will feature performances by some of the award category finalists, including Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Carrie Underwood, and Miranda Lambert. The event will also be hosted by six-time nominees, Tyler Hubbard and Bryan Kelley of Florida Georgia Line.

The award finalists were determined based on statistics and radio airplay charts from November 1, 2013 through 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.

The Breakthrough Artist of the Year Presented by Samsung GALAXY® category is the only fan-voted category. Fan voting begins on November 24th and continues through December 10th. Fans can vote for their favorite Breakthrough finalist by including the following in a tweet: the artist’s Twitter handle, “Breakthrough Artist” and the hashtag #ACCAwards.

If you are interested in attending the ACC Awards LIVE in Nashville, tickets are now on sale by clicking here.

Below are all the finalists for the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards:

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

Who are you voting for as Breakthrough Artist of the Year? Which other artists are you rooting for? Let us know by leaving a comment here.

Jen Swirsky

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