Despite there being multiple other award shows out there with higher ratings, Fox is still interested in making the American Country Awards happen (as they have been every December over the past couple of years). However, this time around there is a slight changing of the guard.
Over the past couple of years, Kristin Chenoweth has hosted the show along with Trace Adkins, which has made for some great comedy given that Kristin looks like she is approximately two feet tall standing next to him. Unfortunately, she will not be back this year, and in her place will be NASCAR racer Danica Patrick, who has done some big things for equality in the sport. But is she really that qualified as a TV host? Going into this show, that is what we’re somewhat confused by. (At least Trace knows what he is doing at this point, even if performing is his forte.)
In a statement, Patrick at least expressed her love of country music, which is a step in the right direction towards being a good host of the show:
“I’m so excited to host the AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS with Trace Adkins. I have no doubt he’ll be able to keep up with me. I’ve become a huge fan of country music since I came to NASCAR and have been fortunate to be in videos with Miranda Lambert and Colt Ford. This is going to be a really cool experience and I’m excited to be a part of it. It’s going to be a great show!”
What we find somewhat interesting about this statement is simply the insinuation that maybe she wasn’t a huge country fan before coming to NASCAR, which often goes hand in hand with many of the show’s fans. We’ll reserve some judgment on this, but we do personally believe that no country music awards show is as good as one that features Blake Shelton in a hosting role.
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