Winners of Third Annual "American Country Awards" Announced

Luke Bryan Earns Nine Awards; Carrie Underwood Receives 11th ACA Award and Sets Record for Most Awards

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 5:10pm

  Two-Hour Special Featured Performances by Co-Hosts Trace Adkins and

Kristin Chenoweth, Jake Owen, Kip Moore, Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean,

Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town

and a Surprise Performance by Lynyrd Skynyrd

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

With nine awards, including Artist of the Year, Luke Bryan received the most awards, followed by Miranda Lambert, who received three awards. Following her two wins this year, Carrie Underwood has earned 11 ACA awards, the most ACA honors of any artist. Lady Antebellum’s wins in Artist of the Year: Group and Single of the Year: Group, plus their five previous awards, make them the group with the most ACA honors ever.

Fans logged on to www.theacas.com 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:

ARTISTS

Artist of the Year

Luke Bryan

Artist of the Year: Male

Luke Bryan

Artist of the Year: Female

Carrie Underwood

Artist of the Year: Group

Lady Antebellum

Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist

Jake Owen

Artist of the Year: New Artist

Lauren Alaina

ALBUM

Album of the Year

Luke Bryan, “tailgates & tanlines”

SINGLES

Single of the Year

Luke Bryan, “I Don’t Want This Night To End”

Single of the Year: Male

Luke Bryan, “I Don’t Want This Night To End”

Single of the Year: Female

Miranda Lambert, “Over You”

Single of the Year: Group

Lady Antebellum, “We Owned The Night”

Single of the Year: New Artist

Hunter Hayes, “Wanted”

Single of the Year: Breakthrough Artist

Brantley Gilbert, “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do”

Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration

Brad Paisley (Duet with Carrie Underwood), “Remind Me”

TOURING

Touring Artist of the Year

Jason Aldean

VIDEOS

Music Video of the Year

Luke Bryan, “I Don’t Want This Night To End”

Music Video of the Year: Male

Luke Bryan, “I Don’t Want This Night to End”

Music Video of the Year: Female

Miranda Lambert, “Over You”

Music Video of the Year: Group or Collaboration

Little Big Town, “Pontoon”                                               

Music Video of the Year: New Artist

Hunter Hayes, “Wanted”

Song of the Year:

Eric Church, “Springsteen” (Eric Church, Jeff Hyde and Ryan Tyndell)

Additionally, the following MOST PLAYED RADIO TRACK awards determined by Mediabase, were announced during tonight’s telecast:

Most Played Radio Track

Luke Bryan, “I Don’t Want This Night to End”

Most Played Radio Track: Male

Luke Bryan, “I Don’t Want This Night to End”

Most Played Radio Track: Female

Miranda Lambert, “Over You” 

Most Played Radio Track: Group

Zac Brown Band, “Keep Me In Mind”

Most Played Radio Track: New Artist

Kip Moore, “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck” 

AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS is executive-produced by Bob Bain (TEEN CHOICE 2012, “Kids’ Choice Awards”). Fletcher Foster, Paul Flattery and Tisha Fein serve as producers. Greg Sills is supervising producer. Michael Dempsey directed the live special.

 

-FOX-

 

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