Through Wednesday, December 10th, fans can still vote on Twitter for the inaugural American Country Countdown Awards’ Breakthrough Artist of the Year Presented by Samsung Galaxy. The finalists are Brett Eldredge (@bretteldredge), Tyler Farr (@tylerfarr), Kip Moore (@KipMooreMusic), Thomas Rhett (@ThomasRhett) and Cole Swindell (@coleswindell). Hosted by Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, the American Country Countdown Awards are based on country music’s longest-running radio countdown show, American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks and will honor country music’s biggest stars based on album sales and radio airplay.
The American Country Countdown Awards will air live from Nashville’s Music City Center on Monday, December 15th from 8-10 pm ET live/PT tape-delayed on FOX.
The Breakthrough Artist of the Year Presented by Samsung Galaxy is the only fan-voted category. Fans can vote for their favorite breakthrough finalist by including the following in a tweet: the artist’s handle, “Breakthrough Artist” and the hashtag #ACCAwards. Voting will close at 11:59 pm PT on December 10th.
Fans can also vote for Breakthrough Artist of the Year Presented by Samsung Galaxy via custom Twitter Cards. With one tap, fans have the chance to make their voices heard and influence the outcome of the night’s show. Twitter cards for individual artists will be distributed via American Country Countdown Awards’ official Twitter handle: @TheACCAwards.
Limited tickets for the American Country Countdown Awards are still available. To purchase tickets, visit theaccawards.com/tickets.
American Country Countdown Award finalists and winners, other than Breakthrough Artist of the Year Presented by Samsung Galaxy, are determined based on statistics and radio airplay charts from November 1, 2013 through October 31, 2014. The finalists for Breakthrough Artist of the Year Presented by Samsung Galaxy are determined based on statistics and radio airplay charts from November 1, 2013 through October 31, 2014 and the winner is determined by fan voting on Twitter. The finalists for Album of the Year were based on album sales from SoundScan and the finalists for Artist of the Year were based on a combination of Mediabase airplay, digital data provided by Big Champagne and tour information from Pollstar. All other award categories were made up of those with the largest audience reach, according to Mediabase.
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