I've called them the Academy of American Music Awards and the Country Music Association of America Awards. I've been trying to get America's newest country music awards show straight in my head, and I'll get there.

They are the American Country Awards and they are happening tonight at 8/7c on FOX. Trace Adkins and Kristen Chenoweth will perform and serve as hosts for an exciting night of entertainment live from Mandelay Bay in Las Vegas. Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Dierks Bentley, Little Big Town, and Luke Bryan are also among tonight's performers.

Plus, look for a special performance from Keith Urban who will be joined by seven young musicians who have participated in the Grammy Foundation's Grammy Camp. The ACA's are voted on by the fans and include touring categories, unlike big brothers the Country Music Association Awards and the Academy of Country Music Awards.

 

 

Here are nominees in some of tonight's top categories:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Zac Brown Band

ARTIST OF THE YEAR: MALE

Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton

ARTIST OF THE YEAR: FEMALE

Sara Evans, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood

ARTIST OF THE YEAR: DUO OR GROUP

The Band Perry, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Zac Brown Band

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
 

Billy Currington, "Let Me Down Easy"; Tim McGraw, "Felt Good On My Lips"; Thompson Square, "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not"; Chris Young, "Voices"; Zac Brown Band with Alan Jackson, "As She's Walking Away"

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