Winners Announced for Inaugural American Country Countdown Awards

Winners Announced for Inaugural American Country Countdown Awards

Winners have been announced for the star-studded inaugural American Country Countdown Awards which aired LIVE last night on FOX from Nashville’s Music City Center. Jason Aldean was named Artist of the Year, while hosts Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan scored the most awards of the evening with three each.

Florida Georgia Line won Group/Duo of the Year and won two additional awards for “This Is How We Roll” featuring Luke Bryan in the categories of Digital Song of the Year and Collaboration of the Year. Bryan was also awarded Male Vocalist of the Year.

Miranda Lambert won Female Vocalist of the Year and performed the title track from her hit album, “Platinum.” Eric Church’s “The Outsiders” was named Album of the Year and Kip Moore won Breakthrough Artist of the Year Presented by Samsung Galaxy®, the only fan-voted award of the night. Song of The Year went to “Beat of The Music” from hit maker Brett Eldredge, who also performed the awarding-winning song on the telecast.

Kenny Chesney performed “Til It’s Gone,” and was then presented with the Groundbreaker Award from actor and friend Vince Vaughn. The Groundbreaker Award recognizes an artist who has consistently pushed the boundaries and is a trailblazer in the realm of concerts, musical accomplishment, creative innovation and connecting with fans across the United States.

Multi-media entertainer Reba was the recipient of the first-ever NASH Icon Award, presented by longtime friend and radio host Kix Brooks. Kelly Clarkson and Miranda Lambert paid tribute to Reba by performing “How Blue,” “Take it Back” and “Fancy.” The NASH Icon Award celebrates an iconic artist whose extraordinary talent has influenced generations of musicians.

Following is the list of winners in the 11 categories for this year’s first-ever American Country Countdown Awards:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Luke Bryan

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Miranda Lambert

GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR
Florida Georgia Line

SONG OF THE YEAR [Awarded to the Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s] • “Beat of The Music” – Brett Eldredge; Songwriters: Brett Eldredge, Ross Copperman, Heather Morgan; Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY SAMSUNG GALAXY®
Kip Moore

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
• “This Is How We Roll” – Florida Georgia Line ft. Luke Bryan

ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)] • “The Outsiders” – Eric Church; Producer: Jay Joyce; Record Label: EMI Nashville

DIGITAL SONG OF THE YEAR
• “This Is How We Roll” – Florida Georgia Line ft. Luke Bryan

GROUNDBREAKER AWARD
Kenny Chesney

NASH ICON AWARD
Reba

About Samantha Dawn Mutschler

Samantha Dawn Mutschler
I am a country music loving cowgirl with a passion for helping kids with cancer. I was born and raised in Orlando, FL where I currently reside. When I am not submerged in country music, I am a professional photographer, social media junkie, and most importantly devoted to children with cancer. Jesus has blessed me with the gift of crocheting and I started my organization, Unraveled by Samantha Dawn, where I make crochet hats and wigs. I have also had the opportunity to meet and spend time with some of the children that I have made hats for. I look to Country Music for comfort, joy, and relaxing. It’s cool to be part of the very best fan base ever!

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