VOTING IS OPEN FOR THE INAUGURAL
“AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS”
“BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY SAMSUNG GALAXY®”
Vote for Your Favorite Finalist On Twitter
Finalists Include Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Kip Moore,
Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell
Through Wednesday, Dec. 10, fans can still vote on Twitter for the inaugural AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS’ Breakthrough Artist of the Year Presented by Samsung Galaxy®. The finalists are Brett Eldredge (@bretteldredge), Tyler Farr (@tylerfarr), Kip Moore (@KipMooreMusic), Thomas Rhett (@ThomasRhett) and Cole Swindell (@coleswindell). Hosted by Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, the AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS are based on country music’s longest-running radio countdown show, “American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks,” and will honor country music’s biggest stars based on album sales and radio airplay.
The AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS will air LIVE from Nashville’s Music City Center on Monday, Dec.15 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.
The Breakthrough Artist of the Year Presented by Samsung Galaxy® is the only fan-voted category. Fans can vote for their favorite breakthrough finalist by including the following in a tweet: the artist’s handle, “Breakthrough Artist” and the hashtag #ACCAwards. Voting will close at 11:59 PM PT on December 10th. For more information, please visit TheACCAwards.com.
Fans can also vote for Breakthrough Artist of the Year Presented by Samsung Galaxy® via custom Twitter Cards. With one tap, fans have the chance to make their voices heard and influence the outcome of the night’s show. Twitter cards for individual artists will be distributed via AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS’ official Twitter handle: @TheACCAwards.
Limited tickets for the AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS are still available. To purchase tickets, visit www.theaccawards.com/tickets.
The AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro (CEO, dick clark productions), Mike Mahan (President, dick clark productions), Mark Bracco (Executive Vice President, Programing and Development, dick clark productions), John Dickey (Executive Vice President of Content and Programming, Cumulus), Richard Godfrey (“MTV Europe Music Awards”) and Tom Forrest (“CMT Crossroads”) are executive producers. Baz Halpin is co-executive producer.
AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS finalists and winners, other than Breakthrough Artist of the Year Presented by Samsung Galaxy®, are determined based on statistics and radio airplay charts from Nov. 1, 2013-Oct. 31, 2014. The finalists for Breakthrough Artist of the Year Presented by Samsung Galaxy® are determined based on statistics and radio airplay charts from Nov. 1, 2013-Oct. 31, 2014 and the winner is determined by fan voting on Twitter. For more information on the vote, go to http://www.theaccawards.com/voting-faq/. The finalists for Album of the Year were based on album sales from SoundScan and the finalists for Artist of the Year were based on a combination of Mediabase airplay, digital data provided by Big Champagne and tour information from Pollstar. All other award categories were made up of those with the largest audience reach, according to Mediabase.
About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is among the world’s largest producers and proprietors of televised live event programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” Weekly television programming includes SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dick clark productions; as well as “Rising Star” and FOX’s upcoming game show, BOOM!, from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp). In 2014, dcp will debut the AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS (FOX), “Hollywood Film Awards” (CBS) and “The People Magazine Awards” (NBC). dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp’s award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.
Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands in order to deliver premium choices for listeners, provide substantial reach for advertisers and create opportunities for shareholders. Cumulus provides exclusive content that is fully distributed through approximately 460 owned-and-operated stations in 90 U.S. media markets (including eight of the top 10), more than 10,000 broadcast radio affiliates and numerous digital channels Cumulus is well positioned in the widening digital audio space through a significant stake in the Rdio digital music service, featuring 30 million songs on-demand in addition to custom playlists and exclusive curated channels. Cumulus is also the leading provider of Country music and lifestyle content through its NASH brand. Nash serves over 90,000,000 Country fans through market leading broadcast radio short and long-form programming, NASH / Country Weekly magazine, Nash Live Events, Nash TV and soon to be announced Nash licensed apparel and home goods. For more information, visit www.cumulus.com.
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