American Country Award nominees announced!


Jason Aldean and Zac Brown Band Lead with Eight Nominations Each; Thompson Square Gets Seven Nods; The Band Perry and Taylor Swift Each Earn Six

Vote for Your Favorite Country Music Nominees Online at

The second annual AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Monday, Dec. 5 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Jason Aldean and Zac Brown Band lead the AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS nominees with eight nominations each; Thompson Square earned seven nods; and The Band Perry and Taylor Swift each garnered six.

Starting today, fans can vote once each day for their favorite AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS nominees at Voting is open until Friday, Nov. 11 for all categories, except for Artist of the Year, which closes on Friday, Dec. 2. The nominees for each award category have been determined by four media measurement companies: BigChampagne (record sales and media consumption); Great American Country (video airplay); Mediabase (radio airplay); and Pollstar (touring data).

Hosted by Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth, the two-hour live music spectacular is the only country music awards show that gives fans the opportunity to vote for their favorite artists not only in traditional categories but also in previously unrecognized areas of the business such as touring, encompassing the entire spectrum of country music and bestowing honors that no other awards show has.

The AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS will feature performances and appearances by the year’s chart-topping country artists. Performers and presenters will be announced soon.

AristoVideo is very proud to have worked with several of the nominees. You can see them below in bold.

Nominees in the music video format-

Music Video of the Year

Sara Evans, “A Little Bit Stronger”
Jerrod Niemann, “What Do You Want?”
Blake Shelton, “Who Are you When I’m Not Looking?”
Thompson Square, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not?
Josh Turner, “I Wouldn’t Be A Man

Music Video: Male

Jason AldeanMy Kinda Party
Jerrod Niemann “What Do You Want?”
Blake Shelton “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking?”
Josh TurnerI Wouldn’t Be A Man
Keith Urban “Put You In A Song”

Music Video: Female

Sara Evans, “A Little Bit Stronger”
Reba, “Turn On The Radio”
Ashton Shepherd, “Look It Up
Taylor Swift, “Back To December”
Carrie Underwood, “Mama’s Song”

Music Video: Duo, Group or Collaboration

Jason Aldean with Kelly ClarksonDon’t You Wanna Stay?
The Band Perry “You Lie”
Lady Antebellum “Hello World”
Thompson SquareAre You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not?
Zac Brown Band with Alan Jackson “As She’s Walking Away”

Music Video: New Artist

The Band Perry “You Lie”
Craig CampbellFamily Man
Brett Eldredge “Raymond”
Jerrod Niemann “What Do You Want?”
Thompson SquareAre You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not?