American Country Awards: Trace Adkins, Kristin Chenoweth to Host Again

Tim Kenneally
The Wrap
American Country Awards: Trace Adkins, Kristin Chenoweth to Host Again

Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth will team up again to host the American Country Awards for its third annual installment, Fox said Tuesday.

Actress/singer Chenoweth joined country star Adkins -- who also hosted the inaugural ceremony -- last year.

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The American Country Awards, which will take place at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, will air on Fox in December.

"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," Adkins said in a statement.

"I'm excited to return to the ACA stage with Trace and his big personality and even bigger boots," Chenoweth added.

Chenoweth, who recently had to cut a guest-starring run on CBS's "The Good Wife" due to injuries sustained on the set, is apparently ready to return to the spotlight -- she'll serve as Anderson Cooper's first guest co-host when his rechristened daytime talk show, "Anderson Live," returns to the air on Sept. 10.

Last year's American Country Awards showed a marked ratings improvement over the first installment, growing 33 percent in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic for a 2.0 rating/5 share and drawing 7.4 million total viewers.

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