American Country Awards Winners

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The American Country Awards aired live from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas tonight (Dec. 10).

With six awards, Florida Georgia Line received the most awards during tonight’s telecast, while Blake Shelton followed with four awards. Fans voted online in support of their favorite country music artists, giving the Artist of the Year title to Luke Bryan.

Following is the complete list of categories and winners:

Artist of the Year
Jason Aldean
WINNER: Luke Bryan
Florida George Line
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Artist of the Year: Male
Jason Aldean
WINNER: Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Eric Church
Blake Shelton

Artist of the Year: Female
Kelly Clarkson
Sheryl Crow
WINNER: Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Artist of the Year: Duo or Group
WINNER: Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist
Lee Brice
Hunter Hayes
Randy Houser
WINNER: Scotty McCreery
Justin Moore

Artist of the Year: New Artist
WINNER: Florida Georgia Line
Kip Moore
Kacey Musgraves
Cassadee Pope
Thomas Rhett

Album of the Year
Night Train, Jason Aldean
Here’s To The Good Times, Florida Georgia Line
Two Lanes of Freedom, Tim McGraw
WINNER: Based On A True Story…, Blake Shelton
Pioneer, The Band Perry

Single of the Year
WINNER: “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 Allan
“One of Those Nights,” Tim McGraw
“The One That Got Away,” Jake Owen
“Wagon Wheel,” Darius Rucker
WINNER: “Sure Be Cool If You Did,” Blake Shelton

Single of the Year: Female
“Easy,” Sheryl Crow
“American Heart,” Faith Hill
WINNER: “Mama’s Broken Heart,” Miranda Lambert
“Begin Again,” Taylor Swift
“Two Black Cadillacs,” Carrie Underwood

Single of the Year: Duo or Group
WINNER: “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: Breakthrough Artist
WINNER: “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
WINNER: “Cruise,” Florida Georgia Line
“Beer Money,” Kip Moore

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
WINNER: “Highway Don’t Care,” Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
“Boys ‘Round Here,” Blake Shelton with Pistol Annies

Touring Artist of the Year
Jason Aldean
WINNER: Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Miranda Lambert
Brad Paisley
Rascal Flatts
George Strait
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
Zac Brown Band

Music Video of the Year
“Cruise,” Florida Georgia Line
“Tornado,” Little Big Town
WINNER: “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
WINNER: “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
WINNER: “Blown Away,” Carrie Underwood

Music Video of the Year: New Artist
“Don’t Ya,” Brett Eldredge
WINNER: “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 Collaboration
“Tornado,” Little Big Town
WINNER: “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

Song of the Year (award goes to the songwriter/s):
“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
WINNER: “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

Video Visionary Award
Brad Paisley

World Wide Artist Award
Taylor Swift

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