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Luke Bryan and Sam Hunt dominate the finalists for the 2016 American Country Countdown Awards with mentions in seven and five categories, respectively. Both were nominated twice at the recent ACM Awards, but neither brought home a trophy.
However, unlike the ACM nominees and winners, which are chosen by the Academy of Country Music’s members, the ACCA finalists are determined by airplay, sales and streaming data taken from the period of April 1, 2015, through March 28, 2016.
Bryan, who won male vocalist of the year at the 2014 awards show, is slated to perform this year. Other performers include female vocalist of the year finalist Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Cam, Kelsea Ballerini, Dan + Shay, Sam Hunt, Martina McBride and Cole Swindell.
The ACCAs are the first country music awards show to air live from Los Angeles in more than 10 years. Los Angeles-based country fans (or those willing to travel) can still buy tickets for the show, which will be at the Forum. The show is set to air live May 1 from 8-10 p.m. on Fox.
A complete list of finalists is below.
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