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Kristin Chenoweth, Trace Adkins To Host American Country Awards



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    Multi-platinum country star Trace Adkins says he won't be as nervous this time when he hosts the second American Country Awards on Fox.

    Emmy-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth will join him as co-host for the fan-voted awards show airing live from Las Vegas on Dec. 5.

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    Adkins signed on to host last year because he thought it would be a challenge that would take him out of his comfort zone. But he said he didn't start to enjoy it until about halfway into the two-hour show.

    "Up until that point, I was pretty scared and nervous that I was not doing very well, and I probably didn't do well, but at least I became comfortable with the fact that I probably wasn't doing well," Adkins told The Associated Press in a recent interview.

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    This time, he won't be as self-conscious.

    "When you're just stumbling through something, everything's a blur. I don't know if you learn a whole lot, but I'm looking forward to it," Adkins said.

    His biggest take-away? "Don't take yourself too seriously, and try to have fun with it."

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    Fans will pick the winners in traditional categories as well as other areas such as touring. Nominees, performers and presenters will be announced soon.

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