Contact Us

Fox to Air New American Country Countdown Awards

Kix Brooks
Rick Diamond, Getty Images

A new awards show is happening in Music City, and it will take the place of the annual American Country Awards (ACAs).

The ACAs premiered in 2010, with the awards based entirely on fans’ online votes. Each year, they took place in Las Vegas, and Trace Adkins and NASCAR’s Danica Patrick hosted them last year. However, the new American Country Countdown Awards are expected to replace the ACAs.

Fox, Cumulus and Dick Clark Productions have partnered for the American Country Countdown Awards, and they will air Monday, Dec. 15, from Nashville. The show will be two hours long, featuring performances and awards, along with the presentation of a ‘Nash Icons’ award.

The brand-new awards show is named after the country radio countdown series, which began in 1973 with comedian Dan Bowman as its host. American country radio personality Bob Kingsley took over, until country star Kix Brooks took his place in 2006.

“Fans of the American Country Countdown are some of the most loyal and passionate fans around, so it’s a natural next step to bring that popular brand to television,” says Fox EVP/Alternative Entertainment Simon Andreae.

DCP President Mike Mahan adds, “Through [this partnership], we are able to create an innovative and new television format honoring superstars and spectacular emerging talent that fuel American country radio.”

A host for the American Country Countdown Awards has not yet been named, but it seems likely that Brooks would be in the running, since he’s hosted the long-running countdown series for several years now.

NEXT: See Red Carpet Pictures From Last Year's ACAs

Best of KDBL

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Country Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Country Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.