Fox is airing the first-ever American Country Countdown Awards on December 15, 2014 and the list of performers has just expanded by two acts. Lady Antebellum and Hank Williams, Jr. will be taking the stage to perform on the live awards show originating in Nashville’s Music City Center and airing at 8pm ET/PT on Fox.
Lady Antebellum and Hank Williams, Jr. join the list of performers that includes Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood. In addition to performing, Florida George Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley will be hosting the awards show which honors Country stars based on radio airplay and album sales.
Set to present are Kix Brooks, Sara Evans, Hunter Hayes, Maddie & Tae, Scotty McCreery, Kip Moore, Thomas Rhett, Chase Rice, Cole Swindell, Chris Young, NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson, LA Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, The Walking Dead’s Emily Kinney, Melissa Fumero, and Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev.
Kenny Chesney will be honored during the awards show with The Groundbreaker Award which is given out in recognition of “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.”
Reba will also receive special recognition as the winner of the NASH Icon Award which “celebrates an iconic artist whose extraordinary talent has influenced generations of musicians and who has made a profound and lasting impact on country music.”
Here’s the criteria for being nominated, courtesy of Fox:
American Country Countdown Awards finalists and winners, other than Breakthrough Artist of the Year, are determined based on statistics and radio airplay charts from Nov. 1, 2013-Oct. 31, 2014. The finalists for Album of the Year were based on album sales from SoundScan and the finalists for Artist of the Year were based on a combination of Mediabase airplay, digital data provided by Big Champagne and tour information from Pollstar. All other award categories were made up of those with the largest audience reach, according to Mediabase.
-By Rebecca Murray
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