It's beginning to look a lot like awards season! Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, and Little Big Town are the first announced performers for this year's American Country Awards. The 2012 ACAs will also include appearances by Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Casey James, LeAnn Rimes, Lee Brice, Jana Kramer, Dustin Lynch and Chris Young.

Luke leads the show's nominees with seven nods, while Lady A follows with six and Jason with five. All three of them are up for the evening's top honor, Artist of the Year. Both Dierks and Little Big Town have one nomination for the ceremony, which is co-hosted once again by Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth.

Voting for this year's winners is currently underway. Fans can make their choices here until Nov. 12. However, Artist of the Year voting remains open until Dec. 7. A list of nominees may be found here.

The ACAs will air live from Las Vegas on Dec. 10. Additional performers and presenters are expected to be announced soon.