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    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 10: Recording artist LeAnn Rimes performs onstage during the 2013 American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 10: Recording artist Brad Paisley performs onstage during the 2013 American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 10: Recording artist Brad Paisley performs onstage during the 2013 American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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    Brad Paisley accepts the Video Visionary award at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 10: Recording artist Kellie Pickler performs onstage during the 2013 American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 10: Presenters Chris Young and Jewel speak onstage during the 2013 American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Video Visionary award-winner Brad Paisley performs onstage at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Kellie Pickler performs at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Dwight Yoakam, left, presents the Video Visionary award to Brad Paisley at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Chris Young, left, and Jewel speak on stage at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Lauren Alaina, left, and Scotty McCreery speak on stage at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Thomas Rhett performs onstage at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Scotty McCreery accepts the breakthrough artist of the year award onstage at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Sheryl Crow performs at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Randy Houser performs onstage at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Olivia Newton-John speaks on stage at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    LeAnn Rimes performs a tribute to Patsy Cline at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Lauren Alaina, left, and Scotty McCreery speak on stage at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    LeAnn Rimes performs a tribute to Patsy Cline at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    From left, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood, of musical group Lady Antebellum, accept the group of the year award onstage at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Brad Paisley accepts the Video Visionary award at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    From left, Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley, of musical group Lady Antebellum, perform at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Darius Rucker, left, and Sheryl Crow perform at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    From left, Shada Brazile and Trevor Brazile present the male artist of the year award to Luke Bryan onstage at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    From left, Jake Owens and Billy Gibbons perform onstage at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    LeAnn Rimes performs a tribute to Patsy Cline at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Dwight Yoakam, left, presents the Video Visionary award to Brad Paisley at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    LeAnn Rimes performs a tribute to Patsy Cline at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Olivia Newton-John speaks on stage at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Big Smo, right, and Cowboy Troy present the award for album of the year at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    LeAnn Rimes performs a tribute to Patsy Cline at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Randy Houser performs onstage at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Video Visionary award-winner Brad Paisley performs onstage at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Video Visionary award-winner Brad Paisley performs onstage at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    From left, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood, of the musical group Lady Antebellum, perform at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Dwight Yoakam speaks on stage at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Scotty McCreery accepts the breakthrough artist of the year award onstage at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Justin Moore performs onstage at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Darius Rucker performs at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Hosts Trace Adkins, left, and Danica Patrick speak on stage at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Thomas Rhett performs onstage at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Video Visionary award-winner Brad Paisley performs onstage at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Kellie Pickler performs at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Dwight Yoakam, left, presents the Video Visionary award to Brad Paisley at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Chris Young, left, and Jewel speak on stage at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Lauren Alaina, left, and Scotty McCreery speak on stage at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Thomas Rhett performs onstage at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Scotty McCreery accepts the breakthrough artist of the year award onstage at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Sheryl Crow performs at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Randy Houser performs onstage at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Olivia Newton-John speaks on stage at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    LeAnn Rimes performs a tribute to Patsy Cline at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Lauren Alaina, left, and Scotty McCreery speak on stage at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    LeAnn Rimes performs a tribute to Patsy Cline at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    From left, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood, of musical group Lady Antebellum, accept the group of the year award onstage at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Brad Paisley accepts the Video Visionary award at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    From left, Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley, of musical group Lady Antebellum, perform at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Darius Rucker, left, and Sheryl Crow perform at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    From left, Shada Brazile and Trevor Brazile present the male artist of the year award to Luke Bryan onstage at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Hosts Danica Patrick, left, and Trace Adkins speak on stage at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Trevor Brazile, right, and Shada Brazile present the male artist of the year award onstage at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Luke Bryan accepts the male artist of the year award onstage at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Hosts Danica Patrick, left, and Trace Adkins speak on stage at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Randy Houser performs on stage at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Danica Patrick, center, performs on stage at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Danica Patrick performs on stage at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    Frank Micelotta - Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
    Danica Patrick, center, performs on stage at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
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    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 10: Co-host Danica Patrick performs onstage during the 2013 American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 10: Co-host Danica Patrick performs onstage during the 2013 American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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