Nationwide® Insurance On Your Side® Award

Whose Side Are You On?

After weeks of voting, the fans have picked The Band Perry as the winners of the 2011 Nationwide® Insurance On Your Side® Award,recognizing them as country music's best new live act. Congratulations to the band and look for them on the road as they tour through the summer.

Today's new acts are tomorrow's superstars. Nationwide® Insurance salutes all the hot opening acts as they continue to win fans on the road and onstage. See all the nominees below, watch their latest videos and thanks for voting.

Luke Bryan
Luke Bryan Photos

Luke Bryan brings the spring break party to the fans with his high-octane performances and good time songs. It’s little wonder his devoted fan club is known as the Nut House.

Eric Church
Eric Church Photos

North Carolina native Eric Church gives fans unapologetic honesty against a backdrop of hard-driving country. Full-throttle guitars mix with outlaw-influenced songs and carry fans along for a wild ride.

Colt Ford
Colt Ford Photos

A Colt Ford show is truly a spectacle -- combining elements of country music and rap with his over-the-top personality. Even without radio airplay, he has amassed a rabid fan following.

The Band Perry
The Band Perry Photos

Siblings Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry entertain fans with their tight harmonies and instrumental prowess. Their lyrical hits are fan favorites from fairs to amphitheaters.

Josh Thompson
Josh Thompson Photos

Blue-collar anthems and stories of rural life give Josh Thompson an instant connection with fans everywhere and transform any venue into a honky-tonk for a night.