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BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP ARTISTS RECEIVE
21 AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARD NOMINATIONS 

Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, REBA, Jewel,
The Band Perry, Steel Magnolia, Jaron And the Long Road To Love
Receive 2010 Nominations

FANS CAN START VOTING TODAY AT: www.THEACAS.com

NASHVILLE, TN –   Big Machine Label Group racked up 21 American Country Award nominations today with 7 of the artists on its rosters garnering multiple nominations.

The young independent label group comprised of Big Machine Records, The Valory Music Co. and Republic Nashville earned the second highest amount of nominations of any label group represented.

With a current tally of 30 million digital downloads sold, superstar Taylor Swift earned 3 nominations.  Superstars Rascal Flatts, multimedia icon REBA and one of the format’s hottest newcomers Steel Magnolia each earned 4 nominations.

Multi-platinum songstress Jewel earned 1 nomination while rising stars The Band Perry (whose single “If I Die Young” just earned GOLD status) garnered 3 nominations.


“Pray For You” buzz act Jaron And The Long Road To Love earned 2 nominations.


FULL LIST OF BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP ACA NOMINATIONS:

TAYLOR SWIFT (3) Artist of the Year
Artist of the Year – Female
Touring Headline Package of the Year

RASCAL FLATTS  (4)Artist of the Year – Duo or Group
Song of the Year – Duo or Group (“Unstoppable” – Lyric Street Records)*
Video of the Year – Duo or Group (“Unstoppable” – Lyric Street Records)*
Touring Headline Package of the Year

REBA  (4) Artist of the Year – Female
Song of the Year – Female (“Consider Me Gone” – The Valory Music Co.)
Video of the Year – Female (“Consider Me Gone” – The Valory Music Co.)
Touring Headline Package of the Year

JEWEL (1)Artist of the Year – Female

THE BAND PERRY (3)Artist of the Year – Duo or Group
Artist of the Year – Breakthrough Artist
Video of the Year – Breakthrough Artist (“If I Die Young” – Republic Nashville)

STEEL MAGNOLIA  (4)Song of the Year – Duo or Group (“Keep On Lovin’ You” – Big Machine Records)
Song of the Year – Breakthrough Artist (“Keep On Lovin’ You”  - Big Machine Records)
Video of the Year – Duo or Group (“Keep On Lovin’ You” – Big Machine Records)
Video of the Year – Breakthrough Artist (“Keep On Lovin’ You” – Big Machine Records)


JARON AND THE LONG ROAD TO LOVE  (2) Artist of the Year – Breakthrough Artist
Song of the Year – Breakthrough Artist (“Pray For You” – 
Jaronwood/ Big Machine/ Universal Republic)

* Single not on Big Machine Label Group

The first-ever American Country Awards will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Monday, Dec. 6 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Fans will determine all the winners by voting for their favorite nominees in music, touring and video categories at www.THEACAS.com 

About Big MachineScott Borchetta founded independent label Big Machine Records in September 2005 and serves as its President/CEO. In its first year Big Machine scored its first #1 single (Jack Ingram’s “Wherever You Are”), placed five singles in the Country Top 30, received a nomination for Record Label of the Year, and placed all three of the label's three new artist releases in the Top 10 Most-Played New Artists of 2006 (as monitored by Mediabase and reported by USA Today and Country Aircheck).
 
Big Machine Records, was Billboard’s #1 Top Country Album Imprint of 2009, decorating it as the highest-selling record label group on Music Row.  

In 2010 Big Machine was named Country Label of the Year by Country Aircheck Magazine/Powered by USA Today.  In just 5 years, Big Machine Records artists have received 6 Country Music Association Awards, 6 American Music Awards, 4 GRAMMY Awards, 4 Academy of Country Music Awards, 4 CMT Music Awards, 3 Teen Choice Awards, 1 MTV Video Music Award and 1 People’s Choice Award as well as 1 Brit Award and 1 JUNO Award nomination.  Big Machine Records’ roster includes Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Steel Magnolia, Jack IngramJaron And The Long Road To Love, Edens Edge as well as comedienne Melissa Peterman.


ABOUT THE VALORY MUSIC CO.  The Valory Music Co., the sister label to Big Machine Records, was established in November 2007 and possesses an artist roster that includes multimedia superstar Reba  (who saw her first album on the label debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and spend two consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart), multi-platinum recording artistJewel (whose inaugural Country album, Perfectly Clear, debuted at #1) and Southern Country stylist Justin Moore (who was named Billboard’s 2009 New Artist of the Year).   The Valory Music Co. possesses an exclusive, in-house promotion branding team while utilizing existing Big Machine Records backroom service and is distributed by UMGD.


ABOUT REPUBLIC NASHVILLE:Monte Lipman, President and CEO of Universal Republic and Scott Borchetta, President and CEO of Big Machine Records, LLC announced the formation of its new label partnership – Republic Nashville – in May 2009.

Former Capitol Records Promotion executive Jimmy Harnen serves as President with Borchetta serving as CEO.  The imprint is headquartered on Music Row and utilizes the combined resources of Big Machine Records and Universal Republic Records.  Big Machine and Universal Republic first joined forces in 2007 to propel country Superstar Taylor Swift to Top 40 radio and beyond, with Taylor becoming the best-selling all-genre artist in 2008.   Republic Nashville's artist roster includes the Top 20-charting rising stars The Band Perry, the Eli Young Band, sister act SHEL and honky tonkin' singer/songwriter Sunny Sweeney.

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