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ACA Nominations for Carrie, Keith, Lauren, and Casey J.

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The third annual AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS nominations were announced today, and American Idol's Carrie Underwood, Lauren Alaina, Casey James, and new judge Keith Urban all received nods. The award show will air live from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Monday, Dec. 10 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.


Starting today, fans can vote once each day for their favorite AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS nominees at www.theacas.com. Voting is open until Monday, Nov. 12 for all categories, except for Artist of the Year, which closes on Friday, Dec. 7. The nominees for each award category have been determined by four media measurement companies: BigChampagne (record sales and media consumption); Great American Country (video airplay); Mediabase (radio airplay); Pollstar (touring data); and Nashville Songwriters Association International.


Hosted by multi-platinum recording artist Trace Adkins and Emmy and Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth, the two-hour live music spectacular is the only country music awards show that gives fans the opportunity to vote for their favorite artists not only in traditional categories but also in a previously unrecognized area ? touring ? encompassing the entire spectrum of country music and bestowing honors that no other awards show has.


The AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS will feature performances and appearances by the year?s chart-topping country artists. Performers and presenters will be announced soon.


Here are what the awards the Idol alumni and judge are up for:



Artist of the Year: Female
Carrie Underwood

Artist of the Year: New Artist
Lauren Alaina


Single of the Year: Female
Carrie Underwood, ?Good Girl?

Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration
Brad Paisley featuring Carrie Underwood, ?Remind Me?

Music Video of the Year
Keith Urban, ?For You?


Music Video of the Year: Male
Keith Urban, ?For You?

Music Video of the Year: Female
Carrie Underwood, ?Good Girl?


Music Video of the Year: New Artist
Casey James, ?Let?s Don?t Call It A Night?


AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS is executive-produced by Bob Bain (TEEN CHOICE 2012, ?Kids? Choice Awards?). Fletcher Foster, Paul Flattery and  Tisha Fein serve as producers. Greg Sills is supervising producer. Michael Dempsey will direct the live special.


See which three Idol winners took home ACA guitars last year.

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