American Country Countdown Awards 2016 Nominees: Luke Bryan Leads the Pack

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American Country Countdown Awards

Fox announced the nominees for the 2016 American Country Countdown Awards which will be held on May 1, 2016 at the Forum in Los Angeles, CA. Luke Bryan leads the list of this year’s nominees, earning seven nominations including Artist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, and Album of the Year nods. Bryan’s followed by Country newbie Sam Hunt who picked up five nominations, with Thomas Rhett and Zac Brown Band scoring four nominations. Florida Georgia Line earned three and Carrie Underwood, A Thousand Horses, Blake Shelton, Cam, Dan + Shay, Jana Kramer, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, and Old Dominion each earned two nominations.

In addition to announcing the nominees, Fox announced nominee Carrie Underwood will be performing. Thomas Rhett and Florida George Line were previously announced as performing on the 2016 American Country Countdown Awards. According to Fox, this year’s awards show marks the first Country awards show to air live from LA in more than a decade.

Per Fox: American Country Countdown Awards finalists and winners for all categories are based on radio airplay charts, sales and streaming data from April 1, 2015 to March 28, 2016, provided by BuzzAngle Music. Touring data is from Pollstar “The Concert Hotwire.” The NASH Icon Award is chosen by The American Country Countdown.

American Country Countdown Awards Nominees:


ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Blake Shelton

Florida Georgia Line

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Sam Hunt

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Blake Shelton

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Sam Hunt

Thomas Rhett

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Cam

Carrie Underwood

Jana Kramer

Kelsea Ballerini

Miranda Lambert

GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR

A Thousand Horses

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Old Dominion

Zac Brown Band

BREAKTHROUGH MALE OF THE YEAR

Chris Janson

Michael Ray

Sam Hunt

BREAKTHROUGH FEMALE OF THE YEAR

Cam

Jana Kramer

Kelsea Ballerini

BREAKTHROUGH GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR

A Thousand Horses

Dan + Shay

Old Dominion

SONG OF THE YEAR

“Stay A Little Longer” – Brothers Osborne

“Home Alone Tonight” – Luke Bryan featuring Karen Fairchild

“Strip It Down” – Luke Bryan

“Die A Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett

“Homegrown” – Zac Brown Band

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

“Storyteller” – Carrie Underwood

“Traveller” – Chris Stapleton

“Kill the Lights” – Luke Bryan

“Montevallo” – Sam Hunt

“Jekyll + Hyde” – Zac Brown Band

DIGITAL SONG OF THE YEAR

“Girl Crush” – Little Big Town

“Kick The Dust Up” – Luke Bryan

“Die A Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett

DIGITAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

“Anything Goes” – Florida Georgia Line

“Montevallo” – Sam Hunt

“Tangled Up” – Thomas Rhett

TOURING ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Garth Brooks

Kenny Chesney

Luke Bryan

Shania Twain

Zac Brown Band

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