The American Country Countdown Awards will debut live from Nashville on Monday, Dec. 15, on Fox. The show is a joint venture from Fox, Cumulus and Dick Clark Productions. The show will also pay tribute to the first-ever “NASH Icon” award winner.
American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks celebrates its 41st year as America’s longest-running country music countdown show on radio. American Country Countdown launched in 1973.
“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,” said Simon Andreae, executive vice president of 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.”
“Expanding our NASH brand and the audience for our iconic ‘American Country Countdown’ franchise to a national TV audience is an exciting example of how we’re committed to serving the needs of America’s rapidly growing passion for country music,” said John Dickey, executive vice president and co-chief operating officer of Cumulus.
“The ‘American Country Countdown’ radio show is one of the most respected brands in country music, highlighting the most successful stars on country radio,” said Mike Mahan, president of Dick Clark Productions. “Through our broadcast partnership with Fox and Cumulus, we are able to create an innovative and new television format honoring superstars and spectacular emerging talent that fuel American country radio.”
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About the AuthorJessica Nicholson is a staff writer with MusicRow Enterprises. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine, TasteofCountry.com and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at [email protected]
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