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Ashton Kutcher Will Award ACM's Female Vocalist of Year Sunday | Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher Presenting at Academy of Country Music Awards

Originally posted 03/31/2012 11:00AM

He's ready for the spotlight again.

Ashton Kutcher has been added to the roster of presenters for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. It's one of the first award show appearances for the Two and a Half Men star since splitting from wife Demi Moore in November.

Kutcher, who has been laying low and most recently linked to screenwriter Lorene Scafaria, will present the award for female vocalist of the year. The nominees are Sara Evans, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood.

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Country Star Jake Owen's Dog Rides Shotgun on His Tour Bus

Originally posted 09/14/2011 09:00AM

When country singer Jake Owen goes on tour, he's got a buddy that rides shotgun on his bus – his English bulldog, Merle!

"I like to take my dog on the road," he tells PEOPLE. "He stays up front; he likes it there."

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VIDEO: Jake Owen's Dog Picks His Girlfriends

Originally posted 06/16/2010 02:00PM

Grammy nominee Jake Owen is sitting atop PEOPLE Country Special's list of hottest guys, thanks to his obvious good looks and mega-watt talent. But despite his popularity with the ladies, the 28-year-old stays grounded thanks to a little help from his pooch, Vern.

"Vern's a pretty good judge of character when it comes to girls," Owen tells PEOPLE in the clip above. He claims he can easily tell which ladies warm to his pup, and more importantly, which ladies are favorites of Vern's. "You've got to like my dog if you're going to be with me," Owen says definitively.

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