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[12/06/10 - 07:42 PM]
Winners of Inaugural "American Country Awards" Announced
FOX details the winners of the first annual event.

[via press release from FOX]

WINNERS OF INAUGURAL "AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS" ANNOUNCED

Carrie Underwood Wins Six Awards, Including Artist of The Year, and Lady Antebellum Wins Four Awards

Two-Hour Special Featured Performances by Country Music's Biggest Stars, Including Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Easton Corbin, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry, Reba, Blake Shelton, Steel Magnolia, Josh Turner and Uncle Kracker

The following were honored today at the first-ever AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS broadcast live on FOX from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Fans logged on to www.theacas.com to cast votes in support of their favorite country music artists. The awards include traditional categories, as well as previously unrecognized areas of the business such as touring, encompassing the entire spectrum of country music and bestowing honors that no other awards show has.

AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS winners include:

ARTISTS

Artist of the Year Carrie Underwood

Artist of the Year: Male Brad Paisley

Artist of the Year: Female Carrie Underwood

Artist of the Year: Duo or Group Lady Antebellum

Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist Easton Corbin

AlbumS Album of the Year "Play On," Carrie Underwood

SINGLES

Single of the Year "Need You Now," Lady Antebellum

Single of the Year: Male "Why Don't We Just Dance," Josh Turner

Single of the Year: Female "Cowboy Casanova," Carrie Underwood

Single of the Year: Duo or Group "Need You Now," Lady Antebellum

Single of the Year: Breakthrough Artist "Little More Country Than That," Easton Corbin

TOURING

Touring Headline Package of the Year Carrie Underwood

VIDEOS

Music Video of the Year "Hillbilly Bone," Blake Shelton with Trace Adkins

Music Video: Male "Hillbilly Bone," Blake Shelton with Trace Adkins

Music Video: Female "Cowboy Casanova," Carrie Underwood

Music Video: Duo or Group "Need You Now," Lady Antebellum

Music Video: Breakthrough Artist "A Little More Country Than That," Easton Corbin

GREATEST HITS AWARD Alan Jackson

DECADE AWARD Rascal Flatts

VIDEO VISIONARY AWARD Toby Keith

AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS is executive-produced by Bob Bain (TEEN CHOICE 2010, "Kids' Choice Awards"). Paul Flattery and Tisha Fein serve as producers; Fletcher Foster is co-producer; and Greg Sills is supervising producer. Michael Dempsey directed the special.





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