The first ever American Country Countdown Awards (ACCAs) held at Music City Center on Dec. 15, 2014 in Nashville and was aired live on Fox live. Carrie Underwood opened the show with a celebration of her ten years in the music business. The ACCAs based primarily on radio play recognized the best artists, songs and albums of the year. The debut of the awarding ceremony, which was hosted by Florida Georgia Line, undoubtedly made a distinctive mark. Audiences were persuaded to drink and tweet from the on-set "Twitter bar." The winners were revealed via smartphone screen. Read on to learn more about first ever American Country Countdown Awards.
The show was made unforgettable with the performances from Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, and Hank Williams, Jr.
“It’s the end of the year, and it’s been an amazing one in the format. Everyone is coming together in Nashville and will celebrate what a great year it has been, give each other a high-five, thank the fans and have some great performances. It’s going to be an end-of-the-year party for country music,” executive producer Mark Bracco told Billboard.
Bracco added, “We view the show as country music’s Christmas office party.”
Luke Bryan and show hosts Florida Georgia Line were the big winners. They took home three bronze microphone trophies each. The trophies they got including two of them shared, for their double platinum-selling "This Is How We Roll" collaboration. See a full list of winners below:
American Country Countdown 2014 Winners:
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–"Beat of The Music" by Brett Eldredge
Breakthrough Artist of the Year–Kip Moore
Collaboration of the Year–"This Is How We Roll" by Florida Georgia Line ft. Luke Bryan
Album of the Year– "The Outsiders" by Eric Church
Digital Song of the Year–"This Is How We Roll" by Florida Georgia Line ft. Luke Bryan
Groundbreaker Award–Kenny Chesney
Nash Icon Award–Reba
And that’s it for MNG’s American Country Countdown Awards 2014 update. For more details coming up about the event, stay tuned here at Movie News Guide (MNG).
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