Toby Keith and Chris Young have been added to the performance lineup for the American Country Awards, airing live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Monday, Dec. 5 (8-10 PM/ET) on Fox. Keith will perform his current single (and viral sensation) “Red Solo Cup,” while Young will perform his recent No. 1 hit “Voices.” Young is currently nominated for Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Single of the Year, and Male Single of the Year (both for “Voices”).
Jason Aldean and Zac Brown Band lead the nominations with eight apiece, followed by Thompson Square with seven. Taylor Swift and The Band Perry are next with six nominations each. Voting for most categories wrapped on Nov. 11, except for Artist of the Year, which closed on Friday, Dec. 2.
Additionally, the show will count down the Top 10 Artists of the Decade, based on Mediabase monitored spins from Jan 1, 2001 through Dec. 31, 2010. At the end of the presentation one artist will be named Artist of the Decade. Possible contenders include Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Rascal Flatts, George Strait and Keith Urban.
Young and Keith join a performance lineup that includes show co-hosts Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth, along with Blake Shelton, Pistol Annies, Thompson Square, Eli Young Band and The Band Perry. Scheduled to appear are Lauren Alaina, Rachel Bilson, Miranda Lambert, Scotty McCreery and the men of Pawn Stars (Richard Harrison, Rick Harrison, Corey Harrison and Austin Russell).