FOX To Air First-Ever American Country Awards

EntertainmentMusicHuman InterestCarrie UnderwoodMiranda LambertJosh TurnerZac Brown Band (music group)

The inaugural American Country Awards will take place on December 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. And on FOX. The ceremony will air live at 8 p.m.

ACA will be the first and only country music awards show where fans choose all the winners by voting online on all 17 categories. Fans can vote once a day until November 8 for all categories, except Artist of the Year, which closes on December 4. Fans must visit www.theacas.com to vote.

Superstars Lady Antebellum and newcomer Easton Corbin lead the inaugural ACA nominees with seven nominations each; Carrie Underwood earned six nods; and Miranda Lambert and Josh Turner each garnered five.

Bob Bain, the executive producer for the awards show, stressed the importance of fan-involvement this year. "Unlike any other country music award show, the American Country Awards will give fans the power to choose all of the winners, which means the awards will reflect what America is listening to and watching right now," Bain said.

These are the categories and nominees for the 2010 American Country Awards:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Lady Antebellum

Miranda Lambert

Taylor Swift

Carrie Underwood

Zac Brown Band

ARTIST OF THE YEAR: MALE

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Kenny Chesney

Brad Paisley

Keith Urban

ARTIST OF THE YEAR: FEMALE

Jewel

Miranda Lambert

Reba McEntire

Taylor Swift

Carrie Underwood

ARTIST OF THE YEAR: DUO OR GROUP

Lady Antebellum

Rascal Flatts

Sugarland

The Band Perry

Zac Brown Band

ARTIST OF THE YEAR: BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST

Easton Corbin

Danny Gokey

Jaron and The Long Road To Love

Jerrod Niemann

The Band Perry

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

"Doin' My Thing," Luke Bryan

"Need You Now," Lady Antebellum

"Revolution," Miranda Lambert

"Haywire," Josh Turner

"Play On," Carrie Underwood

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

"Do I," Luke Bryan

"A Little More Country Than That," Easton Corbin

"Need You Now," Lady Antebellum

"Gimme That Girl," Joe Nichols

"Why Don't We Just Dance," Josh Turner

SINGLE OF THE YEAR: MALE

"Do I," Luke Bryan

"Little More Country Than That," Easton Corbin

"That's How Country Boys Roll," Billy Currington

"Gimme That Girl," Joe Nichols

"Why Don't We Just Dance," Josh Turner

SINGLE OF THE YEAR: FEMALE

"White Liar," Miranda Lambert

"Wrong Baby Wrong," Martina McBride

"Consider Me Gone," Reba McEntire

"Didn't Know How Much I Loved You," Kellie Pickler

"Cowboy Casanova," Carrie Underwood

SINGLE OF THE YEAR: DUO OR GROUP

"Need You Now," Lady Antebellum

"Little White Church," Little Big Town

"Unstoppable," Rascal Flatts

"Keep On Lovin' You," Steel Magnolia

"Toes," Zac Brown Band

SINGLE OF THE YEAR: BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST

"Little More Country Than That," Easton Corbin

"Pray for You," Jaron and The Long Road To Love

"Lover, Lover," Jerrod Niemann

"Keep on Lovin' You," Steel Magnolia

"Beer on the Table," Josh Thompson

TOURING HEADLINE PACKAGE OF THE YEAR

Brooks & Dunn

Toby Keith

Martina McBride & Trace Adkins

Tim McGraw

Brad Paisley

Rascal Flatts

George Strait & Reba McEntire

Sugarland

Taylor Swift

Carrie Underwood

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

"A Little More Country Than That," Easton Corbin

"Need You Now," Lady Antebellum

"Hillbilly Bone," Blake Shelton with Trace Adkins

"Why Don't We Just Dance," Josh Turner

"The Man I Want To Be," Chris Young

MUSIC VIDEO: MALE

"A Little More Country Than That," Easton Corbin

"Southern Voice," Tim McGraw

"Hillbilly Bone," Blake Shelton with Trace Adkins

"Why Don't We Just Dance," Josh Turner

"The Man I Want To Be," Chris Young

MUSIC VIDEO: FEMALE

"White Liar," Miranda Lambert

"Consider Me Gone," Reba McEntire

"Didn't Know How Much I Loved You," Kellie Pickler

"Cowboy Casanova," Carrie Underwood

"Work Hard, Play Harder," Gretchen Wilson

MUSIC VIDEO: DUO OR GROUP

"Need You Now," Lady Antebellum

"Little White Church," Little Big Town

"Unstoppable," Rascal Flatts

"Keep on Lovin' You," Steel Magnolia

"Highway 20 Ride," Zac Brown Band

MUSIC VIDEO: BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST

"Giddy On Up," Laura Bell Bundy

"A Little More Country Than That," Easton Corbin

"Lover, Lover," Jerrod Niemann

"Keep on Lovin' You," Steel Magnolia

"If I Die Young," The Band Perry

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