This American Country Awards live stream allows you to watch the 2012 ACAs for free online via your computer, smartphone or tablet.

Simply scroll to the end of this article to watch the official 2012 American Country Awards livestream for yourself.

Billed by organizers as "the show for the next generation of Country music fans," the ACAs are a major event in the country music community, as many major awards are given out during the course of the evening.

The official website of the 2012 American Country Awards has a good explanation of what viewers will see when they tune in tonight:

"Hosted by multi-platinum recording artist Trace Adkins and Emmy and Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth, the two-hour live music spectacular is the only country music awards show that gives fans the opportunity to vote for their favorite artists not only in traditional categories but also in a previously unrecognized area – touring – encompassing the entire spectrum of country music and bestowing honors that no other awards show has. You can vote for your favorites once a day until November 12, 2012, in all categories. However, there’s one big exception to that: the ARTIST OF THE YEAR category will remain open until December 7th – two days before the show airs live from The Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Monday, Dec., 10 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX."

The site goes on to quote the two hosts:

 "The ACAs honor the best and brightest of country music, from the hotshot breakthrough artists to the icons," said Adkins. "I'm looking forward to cutting loose again with Kristin, who's quite the firecracker comedienne, while we also take viewers through an evening of great music and awards."

And Chenoweth has her own words for excited fans:

"I'm excited to return to the ACA stage with Trace and his big personality and even bigger boots," said Chenoweth. "We had a blast last year and I plan to pull out all the stops to make sure everyone has a good time!"

If you don't have cable or are stuck at work or away from the TV, simply click play below to watch the event via free online live stream. Happy viewing: