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Fox Created the American Country Awards? Country Music Overload?

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Thanks to Fox, there are now four awards shows dedicated exclusively to country music: The CMA Awards, the ACM awards, the CMT awards, and now the American Country Awards (soon to be called the ACA awards, I imagine).  So why the country music overload, and should Carrie Underwood even be flattered that she won Artist of the Year at this newly created event?  Well, awards shows generate a lot of money, so Fox started to see dollar signs and created an excuse to get a bunch of celebrities in a room together.  After all, isn’t that why Dick Clark created the American Music Awards?  If they wanted a celebrity gathering to draw ratings, I assume they could have also brought cameras into a Los Angeles plastic surgeon’s office, but then the famous people wouldn’t be wearing pretty ball-gowns, and where’s the fun in that?