Danica Patrick co-hosting American Country Awards with Trace Adkins

By Daniel S Levine,

Racecar driver Danica Patrick is going to add awards show co-host to her resume. She will co-host the American Country Awards with country star Trace Adkins. The show will air on Fox in December.

“I can’t wait to see if I have what it takes to keep up with this racing superstar,” Adkins said in statement. Adkins is also slated to perform “Carol of the Drum” (“Little Drummer Boy”), a track that will be on his new, Celtic-inspired Christmas album, The King’s Gift. That hits stores on Oct. 29.

Patrick said she is excited to co-host with Adkins, adding, “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!”

USA Today notes that Patrick’s bosses, Stewart-Haas Racing, sent out tweets joking about the height difference between Adkins (6’6”) and Patrick (5’1”).

Patrick also joked with fellow racecar drivers about the gig.

Adkis has co-hosted all three previous American Country Awards shows and is used to co-hosting with someone not really known for a presence in the country music world. Broadway star and actress Kristin Chenoweth co-hosted last year’s ceremony.

The fourth annual American Country Awards will air live from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Fox Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m.

image: NBC.

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