The 3rd Annual American Country Awards 2012 (TV 2012)
Awards | Music
The American Country Awards is an annual country music awards show, entirely voted on by fans online. Created in 2010 by the Fox Network, the awards honor country music artists for singles, albums, music videos and touring categories. In 2012, "Song of the Year" was added with the nominations coming from the Nashville Songwriters International Association. In addition to the CMA Awards, the ACM Awards and the CMT Music Awards, it is the fourth major-awards show completely dedicated to the country music industry. The first ceremony took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 6, 2010. The second ceremony also took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on December 5, 2011. The 2012 ceremony took place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, on December 10. Luke Bryan won nine awards, including artist and album of the year, while Miranda Lambert won three. Carrie Underwood won female artist of the year and Lauren Alaina won new artist of the year. The show is executive produced by Bob Bain, produced by Paul Flattery, Tisha Fein, Kelly Brock and Fletcher Foster and directed by Michael Dempsey.
Starring: Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen, Lauren Alaina, Brantley Gilbert, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Zac Brown Band, Kip Moore, LeAnn Rimes, Keith Urban, Scotty McCreery, Dierks Bentley, Chris Young, Rascal Flatts, Kristin Chenoweth, Trace Adkins
Director: Michael Dempsey