When it comes down to numbers, Jason Aldean can't be beat. The 'Just Gettin' Started' hitmaker won the very first American Country Countdown Artist of the Year Award on Monday night, capping a two-hour broadcast that featured few surprises, but plenty of electricity.

Since the awards were based on hard data -- sales and radio airplay numbers -- the winners were more or less pre-determined. Typical "Oh my gosh!" thank you speeches were nixed in favor of immediate performances. Aldean named the usual people, as well as his two daughters watching at home and fiance Brittany Kerr, who was backstage.

”Thank you all for allowing me have a career doing something that I truly, truly love,” he said, clutching his first major Entertainer of the Year-type award. In addition to the highly successful Burnin' It Down Tour, Aldean scored No. 1 hits with 'When She Says Baby' and 'Burnin' It Down,' the first single from his 'Old Boots, New Dirt' album.

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