Prime-time television is about to be visited by a fourth major annual country music awards show: the American Country Awards, which will be broadcast for the first time Monday night from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Welcome to country's own version of alphabet soup. The ACAs are of course not to be confused with the ACMs, which are held at the very same Vegas venue, albeit in the spring—or the CMAs, or the CMTs, or the all-genre AMAs (seen on TV just a week prior), or CMT's Artists of the Year show (telecast a scant three days before this show).
Some might call it overkill. But the show's producers can offer a list of reasons why the ACAs have come into existence, and why in December, and why in Vegas, among other questions being begged. We talked with executive producer Fletcher Foster to pin down a few factors that might set the ACAs apart from the rest of the cavalcade of country kudocasts.
1. Fox wants in on that Nashville action. "They've always wanted to get into the countryRead More »from Top 10 Reasons the American Country Awards Exist