American Country Countdown Awards 2016: 10 Best and Worst Moments

From classy speeches to soft-rock bros

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Best Brevity: A Two-Hour Runtime
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Best Brevity: A Two-Hour Runtime

If there's one thing the ACCAs understand that the CMAs, ACMs and even the Grammys don't, it's that award shows needn't be as long as The Godfather. With only eight awards to give out during the telecast, and by marrying the acceptance speeches with the winners' performances — Luke Bryan, for instance, breathlessly said "thank you" after roaring through new single "Huntin', Fishin' and Lovin' Every Day" — the brisk show was over in time for fans in TV land to catch new episodes of Dateline NBC and Intervention. An impressive feat considering that the actual American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks radio show clocks in at four hours every week.

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