Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett have been announced as performers at the American Country Countdown Awards — the first country-music awards show to take place in Los Angeles in more than a decade. Debuting in Nashville in 2014, the ACCAs move to the Forum in Inglewood after taking a year off. The show will air May 1st, at 8:00 p.m. ET, live on Fox.
The American Country Countdown Awards is based on radio’s long-running American Country Countdown With Kix Brooks, which has been on the air for 43 years. Honorees are based on album sales and radio airplay. The inaugural show, hosted by Florida Georgia Line, featured performances by Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Carrie Underwood and Hank Williams Jr., and named Jason Aldean the Artist of the Year. This year’s host, additional performers and award finalists have yet to be announced.
This isn’t Fox’s first foray into the country-music awards game. In 2010, they launched the fan-voted American Country Awards, originating from Las Vegas and running through 2013.
Tickets to the ACCAs will be available via Ticketmaster beginning Tuesday, March 22nd, at 10:00 a.m. PT.