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Fox to Air American Country Countdown Awards

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Country music artists could get a shiny new gift in time for the holiday season — a brand-new American Country Countdown Award.

The Fox network has announced plans to launch the American Country Countdown Awards on Dec. 15 from Nashville, bringing country music’s longest-running countdown show to the small screen

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the show will be a “concert event” that aims to “honor the year’s best country music with awards, thrilling performances, special moments and additional surprises.”

“Fans of the American Country Countdown are some of the most loyal and passionate fans around, so it’s a natural next step to bring that popular brand to television,” says Simon Andreae, Executive VP Alternative Entertainment for Fox. “Fox has a long history of big, bold music events, and we can’t wait to bring down the house in Nashville this December with some of the most popular names in country music.”

No names have been announced for the two-hour live broadcast, but Fox promises some of country music’s “biggest stars,” as well as a tribute to the first NASH Icon winners.

The network has stated that the American Country Awards, which aired every year since 2010, will not be returning to this year’s line-up.

American Country Countdown, hosted by Kix Brooks, just celebrated its 41st year on the air, and is currently on more than 280 radio stations.

The American Country Countdown Awards, in conjunction with Cumulus and Dick Clark Productions, will air live on Monday, Dec. 15, from 8:00 to 10PM ET.

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