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Eric Church Set to Become Top Selling Country Artist of 2014

Photo Credit: John Peets
Photo Credit: John Peets

As we have predicted for the past couple of months Eric Church is set to finish 2014 as the top selling country artist. Since the release of his fourth studio album, The Outsiders, has been one of the best selling albums each week.

The album will finish the year with the best first week sales of any country album, beating out Jason Aldean’s Old Boots, New Dirt and Brantley Gilbert’s Just As I Am. However, the commercial success of The Outsiders stretches beyond country. The record will finish the year with the fourth best opening week sales trailing only Taylor Swift, One Direction, and Coldplay – an impressive feat. It hasn’t just been commercial for Church however as the album has been consistently recognized as one of the best works of the year.

The Outsiders has been nominated for album of the year at shows such as the CMA’s, American Music Awards, and recently took home the award at the inaugural American Country Countdown Awards. For Church, both commercial and critical success, serve as vindication for his doubters; many of whom thought the album was a bit too far outside the scope of country.

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As the Year Ends, Chesney is Back on Top

It’s been a good week for Kenny Chesney. You could extend that to a good past three months. From the release of his highly anticipated album The Big Revival, to the announcement of his 2015 mega-tour, to this week which earned him the first ever Groundbreaker Award at the American Country Countdown Awards and Rolling Stone Country’s ‘Single of Year.’ For Chesney 2014 turned from a year outside the spotlight to one where he found himself planted right in the center of it.

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Vote for American Country Countdown Artist of the Year

The American Country Countdown Awards are coming up on December 14th. Below are the five finalists for artist of the year, we want to know who you want to win the award.

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2014 American Country Countdown Awards Finalists

American Country Countdown Awards
Courtesy of the ACCA

The 2014 American Country Countdown Awards are the newest country music awards show. Based off of the longest running country music radio show in the country,  the awards will air on Fox on December 15 and are hosted by Brian Kelly and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line.  Here are the nominations for the various categories.

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