American Country Awards 2012 Full List of Nominees: Luke Bryan Leads the Pack

In the grand scheme of things, the American Country Awards are brand spankin' new. The ceremony is only three years old and lauds itself as "the show for the next generation of country music fans." The awards show also sets itself apart by allowing fans to vote for the winners, and by introducing categories that aren't honored by traditional award shows; for example, touring. 

The pack of 2012 nominees is led by Luke Bryan and his platinum-selling album Tailgates & Tanlines for which he's received seven nominations. Bryan is closely trailed by Eric Church, Lady Antebellum and Zac Brown Band who all have six nominations. 

The coveted category of Artist of the Year includes nominees Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Zac Brown Band, Luke Bryan, and Taylor Swift. Aldean won last year's award in this category. 

Winners in all 21 categories will be announced live on Fox on the 8 p.m. broadcast. Hosting the ceremony will be Trace Adkins (who has hosted all three of the annual awards) and Krisin Chenoweth. 

A full list of the nominees below: 

Artist of the Year

Artist of the Year: Male

Artist of the Year: Female

Artist of the Year: Group

Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist

Artist of the Year: New Artist

Album of the Year

Single of the Year

Single of the Year: Male

Single of the Year: Female

Single of the Year: Group

Single of the Year: New Artist

Single of the Year: Breakthrough Artist

Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration

Music Video of the Year

Music Video of the Year: Male

Music Video of the Year: Female

Music Video of the Year: Group or Collaboration

Music Video of the Year: New Artist

Song of the Year

Touring Artist of the Year