Aldean wins American Country Countdown honor
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
– Jason Aldean won Artist of the Year at the first American Country Countdown Awards aired lived from Nashville on Monday.
Florida Georgia Line, who hosted the night, and Luke Bryan won three awards apiece.
Other winners were:
Luke Bryan - Male Vocalist Of The Year
Miranda Lambert - Female Vocalist Of The Year
Florida Georgia Line - Group/Duo Of The Year
"Beat Of The Music" - Song Of The Year (Brett Eldredge, Ross Copperman and Heather Morgan)
"This Is How We Roll," Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan - Collaboration Of The Year
The Outsiders, Eric Church - Album Of The Year
"This Is How We Roll," FGL featuring Luke Bryan - Digital Song Of The Year
Kip Moore - Breakthrough Artist Of The Year
Kenny Chesney took the Groundbreaker Award.
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