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2013 American Country Awards nominees and winners recap

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The fourth annual American Country Awards took place in Las Vegas on December 10. Hosted by country music’s Trace Adkins and NASCAR’s Danica Patrick, the two hour show featured performances by Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Jake Owen, Kellie Pickler, Thomas Rhett, Justin Moore, LeAnn Rimes, Darius Rucker, Sheryl Crow, and more.

The complete list of nominees and winners is below, with winners names in bold:

Artist of the Year

Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Florida Georgia Line
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Artist of the Year: Male

Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Eric Church
Blake Shelton

Artist of the Year: Female

Kelly Clarkson
Sheryl Crow
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Artist of the Year: New Artist

Florida Georgia Line
Kip Moore
Kacey Musgraves
Cassadee Pope
Thomas Rhett

Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist

Lee Brice
Hunter Hayes
Randy Houser
Scotty McCreery
Justin Moore

Group of the Year

Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Album of the Year

"Night Train" - Jason Aldean
"Here's To The Good Times" - Florida Georgia Line
"Two Lanes of Freedom" - Tim McGraw
"Based On A True Story..." - Blake Shelton
"Pioneer -" The Band Perry

Single of the Year

"Cruise" - Florida Georgia Line
"How Country Feels" - Randy Houser
"Beer Money" - Kip Moore
"Better Dig Two" - The Band Perry
"One of Those Nights" - Tim McGraw

Single of the Year: Male

"Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)" - Gary Allen
"One of Those Nights" - Tim McGraw
"The One That Got Away" - Jake Owen
"Wagon Wheel" - Darius Rucker
"Sure Be Cool If You Did” - Blake Shelton

Single of the Year: Female

"Easy" - Sheryl Crow
"American Heart" - Faith Hill
"Mama's Broken Heart" - Miranda Lambert
"Begin Again" - Taylor Swift
"Two Black Cadillacs" - Carrie Underwood

Single of the Year: Breakthrough Artist

"I Drive Your Truck" - Lee Brice
"All Over The Road" - Easton Corbin
"Somebody's Heartbreak" - Hunter Hayes
"How Country Feels" - Randy Houser
"Til My Last Day" - Justin Moore

Single of the Year: New Artist

"Did It for the Girl" - Greg Bates
"Don't Ya" - Brett Eldredge
"Redneck Crazy" - Tyler Farr
"Cruise" - Florida Georgia Line
"Beer Money” - Kip Moore

Single of the Year: Duo/Group

"Downtown" - Lady Antebellum
"Tornado" - Little Big Town
"Better Dig Two" - The Band Perry
"If I Didn't Have You" - Thompson Square
"Goodbye in Her Eyes" - Zac Brown Band

Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration

"The Only Way I Know" - Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church
"Don't Rush" - Kelly Clarkson and Vince Gill
"Highway Don't Care" - Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
"Boys 'Round Here" - Blake Shelton with Pistol Annies

Song of the Year (songwriters’ award)

"Better Dig Two" - Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Trevor Rosen
Recorded by The Band Perry

"Cruise" - Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Joey Moi, Chase Rice and Jesse Rice
Recorded by Florida Georgia Line

"Hard To Love" - Ben Glover, Billy Montana and John Ozier
Recorded by Lee Brice

"Highway Don't Care" - Mark Irwin, Josh Kear, Brad Warren and Brett Warren
Recorded by Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban

"I Drive Your Truck" - Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington and Jimmy Yeary
Recorded by Lee Brice

"Like Jesus Does" - Casey Beathard and Monty Criswell
Recorded by Eric Church

"Mama's Broken Heart”- Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally and Kacey Musgraves
Recorded by Miranda Lambert

"Merry Go' Round" - Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves and Josh Osborne
Recorded by Kacey Musgraves

"Pontoon" - Barry Dean, Natalie Hemby and Luke Laird
Recorded by Little Big Town

"Wagon Wheel" - Bob Dylan and Ketch Secor
Recorded by Darius Rucker

Great American Country (GAC) - Music Video of the Year

"Cruise" - Florida Georgia Line
"Tornado" - Little Big Town
"Sure Be Cool If You Did” - Blake Shelton
"Begin Again" - Taylor Swift
"Better Dig Two" - The Band Perry

Music Video of the Year: Male

"Take A Little Ride" - Jason Aldean
"Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)" - Gary Allan
"One of Those Nights" - Tim McGraw
"Wagon Wheel" - Darius Rucker
"Sure Be Cool If You Did" - Blake Shelton

Music Video of the Year: Female

"American Heart" - Faith Hill
"Mama's Broken Heart" - Miranda Lambert
"Someone Somewhere Tonight" - Kellie Pickler
"Begin Again" - Taylor Swift
"Blown Away" - Carrie Underwood

Music Video of the Year: New Artist

"Don't Ya" - Brett Eldredge
"Cruise" - Florida Georgia Line
"Crying On A Suitcase" - Casey James
"Beer Money" - Kip Moore
"Merry Go 'Round" - Kacey Musgraves

Music Video of the Year: Group or Collaboration

"Tornado" - Little Big Town
"Highway Don't Care" - Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
"Come Wake Me Up" - Rascal Flatts
"Better Dig Two" - The Band Perry
"If I Didn't Have You" - Thompson Square

Most Played Radio Track - Florida Georgia Line, “Cruise”

Most Played Radio Track: Male - Randy Houser, “How Country Feels”

Most Played Radio Track: Female - Miranda Lambert, “Mama’s Broken Heart”

Most Played Radio Track: Group - The Band Perry, “Better Dig Two”

Most Played Radio Track: New Artist - Florida Georgia Line, “Cruise”

World Wide Artist Award - Taylor Swift

Video Visionary Award - Brad Paisley

Touring Artist of the Year

Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Miranda Lambert
Brad Paisley
Rascal Flatts
George Strait
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
Zac Brown Band

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