American Country Countdown Awards Postponed Until 2016
Country music fans looking forward to the American Country Countdown Awards will have to wait a bit longer: The awards show has been postponed until the spring of 2016.
According to the Tennessean, the ACCAs, which were held in December in 2014, will next take place in the spring of 2016. That iteration of the ceremony will also honor the Grand Ole Opry's 90th anniversary.
The 2014 American Country Countdown Awards marked the first time that the awards had been handed out. Florida Georgia Line hosted the event, which aimed to "honor the year’s best country music with awards, thrilling performances, special moments and additional surprises," and Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert were among the winners.
“Fans of the American Country Countdown [radio program] are some of the most loyal and passionate fans around, so it’s a natural next step to bring that popular brand to television,” Simon Andreae, executive vice president of alternative entertainment for Fox, said at the time. “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.”
The ACCAs took the place of the American Country Awards, which had been held yearly since 2010.
This December, in place of the awards show, Fox will instead air a new television special, American Country Countdown's Top 10 Stories of 2015. The hour-long program will feature appearances from Aldean, Bryan, FGL and many more. It is scheduled to run on Dec. 17 at 7PM ET.