American Country Countdown -- also known as ACC or American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks -- is an internationally syndicated radio program which counts down the top 40 country songs of the previous week, from No. 40 to No. 1, as recorded by Billboard magazine's Hot Country Songs chart. See Billboard (Turkish magazine Billboard is a weekly American Magazine devoted to the Music industry Hot Country Songs is a chart published weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States ACC is hosted by Kix Brooks, one half of the country superstar duo Brooks & Dunn. Kix Brooks (born Leon Eric Brooks III, May 12 1955 in Shreveport Louisiana USA is an American Country music Singer-songwriter. Brooks & Dunn are an American Country music duo consisting of Singer-songwriters Kix Brooks (born Leon Eric Brooks III May 12, 1955 Brooks has been the host of ACC since starting with the January 21, 2006 program. Events 1189 - Philip II of France and Richard I of England begin to assemble troops to wage the Third Crusade. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
Based on the success of American Top 40, Casey Kasem and Don Bustany, together with Tom Rounds of Watermark, created a country version of the top 40 program called ACC. American Top 40 (commonly abbreviated to AT40) is an internationally- syndicated, independent Kemal Amin "Casey" Kasem, (born on April 27 1932, in Detroit Michigan) is an American Radio personality and Voice Donald S (Don Bustany (born August 10, 1928) is an American Radio and Television broadcaster Watermark Inc was a radio syndication company that was founded in 1969 by Tom Rounds and Ron Jacobs The three-hour weekly show premiered the weekend of October 6, 1973 produced by Bustany and hosted by comedian Don Bowman. Events 105 BC - Battle of Arausio: The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus Year 1973 ( MCMLXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the 1973 Gregorian calendar.
In 1974 when the show was up and running, Bustany tapped Bob Kingsley, who had been program director at country station KLAC-Los Angeles, to be ACC's producer. Bob Kingsley is an American Country music radio personality and host of the nationally syndicated programs " Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40 " and "Bob Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Kingsley molded the fledgling program into a major success then, on May 6, 1978, succeeded Bowman and hosted the program until December 2005, when Kingsley started a competing radio show, Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40. Events 1527 - Spanish and German troops sack Rome; some consider this the end of the Renaissance. Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40 (also known as "Country Top 40" or "CT40" is an American country radio countdown show hosted by former American Country
During the early years of the show, the jingle, "My kind of country, my kind of music" was closely associated with ACC. In the mid-1990's the jingle was discontinued. While the program's content during its early years was almost exclusively the songs in that week's Top 40, ACC was lauded as an outstanding show that contained a lot of information about the songs and performers.
Through the years, "ACC" underwent many changes. The show was expanded to four hours in January 1986, and Kingsley now played the previous week's No. 1 song at the beginning of the program. Also, the following new features were added:
Also during the 1990s, highlights of interviews from top country singers -- sharing humorous stories or the background of one of their songs -- began to be included.
Current shows include a number of features, including:
Kingsley hosted the program for 27 years, stepping aside when ABC Radio Networks decided to move the show in a new direction. ABC Radio Networks, known as ABC Radio for short is an American Radio network. According to Billboard Radio Monitor, Kingsley – who produced ACC for distribution by ABC Radio Networks – and ABC "failed to come to terms in a renegotiation". The show was likely to be retooled to fit an artists' perspective, the magazine reported.
While Brooks took the helm of ACC, Kingsley began a new radio program called Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40, which premiered December 31, 2005 (the year-end countdown). Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40 (also known as "Country Top 40" or "CT40" is an American country radio countdown show hosted by former American Country Events 406 – Vandals, Alans and Suebians cross the Rhine, beginning an invasion of Gallia. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. It is produced by Kingsley's KCCS Productions and distributed by Jones Radio Network, and uses the Mediabase 24/7 Country chart as its source. Jones Radio Networks & Jones Media Group were branches of Jones International before being sold to Triton Media Group. Compared its pop predecessor, American Top 40, there was not as much backlash with country stations when the Brooks/Kingsley switch was made, and both shows air on many stations, with one on Saturday and the other on Sunday at approximately the same time on each day. An example of this is WMIL in Milwaukee.
ACC broadcasts several special programs throughout the year. The most notable include:
Other special programs -- usually centering on a theme or to promote a much-anticipated album that is about to go on sale -- air throughout the year. Past specials have paid homage to the West, presented unusual or notable chart facts and performer accomplishments, profiled a performer and presented the top female and male singers of the past decade.
On the occasions when Kingsley was absent, a top radio personality from one of ACC's affiliates filled in as host. Michael Jay filled in for ACC's annual year-end countdown program on December 31, 2005, as Kix Brooks did not assume hosting duties until later the following January; Jay serves as the substitute host when Brooks is absent. Events 406 – Vandals, Alans and Suebians cross the Rhine, beginning an invasion of Gallia. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
ACC was named Billboard magazine's "Network/Syndicated Program of the Year: Country" from 1987 to 2002. Kingsley twice won the Country Music Association's National Broadcast Personality of the Year award (in 2001 and 2003). The Country Music Association (CMA was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee.
When ACC premiered in October 1973, the show aired on just 45 stations. Today, the show is heard on more than 1,000 radio stations in the United States and worldwide, and can be heard on the Armed Forces Radio Network. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the American Forces Network (or AFN) is the brand name used by the United States Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS for its entertainment
ACC is produced and distributed by ABC Radio Networks; since 2007, the program has been distributed via ABC's Today's Best Country satellite network. ABC Radio Networks, known as ABC Radio for short is an American Radio network. Today's Best Country, also known as Country Coast-To-Coast within the Network is one of the 24 hour live formats produced by ABC Radio. Tom Rounds' Radio Express distributes the program to radio stations outside the United States.