First-Ever American Country Music Awards in Vegas

Put on your best cowboy hat and boots, because it’s time to celebrate country music!

On Monday Dec. 6. the first-ever American Country Awards aired live on Fox from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The award show was hosted by Trace Adkins who also performed during the evening. Can you say busy? Sit down before you hurt yourself Adkins you can’t rule the entire show!

What makes ACAs unique?

The ACAs is the only country music awards ceremony where fans voted for their favorite artist in traditional categories and newer categories such as Best Touring Artist.

There was no special committee or panel of judges, because the results were all based on the fans of Country music.

Fans had the chance to vote for Artist of the Year nominees at Hopefully you didn’t forget to cast your vote!

The Winners Circle

This evening newcomer Easton Corbin won the very first ACA prize of the awards program and his music career for being this year’s Breakthrough Artist.

Carrie Underwood walked away as the evenings big winner with six trophies and the title of Best Country Music Artist of the Year for the second time this year. I am sure Simon, Randy, and Paula would be proud of their precious American Idol!

Lady Antelbellum had a quite a few ACA prizes to carry home as well snagging four trophies.

Some of the evenings most anticipated live performances included:

  • Toby Keith
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Reba McEntire and more.

Overall, I think it’s safe to say the American Country Awards this evening was a success and Country music fans can look forward to seeing the show next year!

Here is a list of all of this evenings nominees and winners.

While browsing the list don’t forget to listen to some ear candy! Below is the ACAs Best Single of the Year “Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum. I love this song!

Did you watch the awards show? Feel free to share your thoughts about the ACAs with me!


About bjohn2011

My name is Brittany Johnson and I made this blog for a school project as a senior at Loyola University Chicago. Everyone has heard that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. However, if it’s up to me it won’t. I am taking a closer look into events happening in Las Vegas, Nevada with the anticipation of taking my first Vegas trip during my Spring Break 2011. I want to get an insight as to what is happening to get a better insight as to what is going on and to make the most of my Senior year Vegas trip. Vegas is definitely a coming of age thing to do and I wanted to bring some of Vegas into my life. Feel free to post any links of exciting news about Vegas that you may be aware of. I’ll be more than happy to comment back on them. You can even shoot me an e-mail at Enjoy!
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