03:27 PM EDT 10/21/2013
Originally posted 10/20/2013 06:30PM
There's a first time for everything – and Danica Patrick is about to take center stage for her awards show-hosting debut.
"It's going to be a lot of fun," Patrick, 31, tells PEOPLE of teaming up with veteran host Trace Adkins on Dec. 10 for the American Country Awards. "I'm a little nervous, though. I'm told it's going to be really easy, with no issues and no problems, but I just keep thinking, 'That can't be true.' But ... we'll be ready!"
The NASCAR star, who gave PEOPLE her exclusive playlist of favorite country songs listed below, says she's "really gotten into country music in the last year or so," and calls the first time gig "a great opportunity for me."
Originally posted 09/18/2013 02:45PM
Danica Patrick is taking a detour from the racetrack to the awards show stage.
The NASCAR star, 31, is teaming up with Trace Adkins, 51, to host the American Country Awards – which he has emceed for the last four years, co-hosted last year by Kristin Chenoweth.
Airing live on Fox on Dec. 10, the show will take place at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas.
This is not Patrick's first foray into the country world. She has appeared in music videos with Miranda Lambert and singer-rapper, Colt Ford.
Originally posted 05/20/2013 09:30AM
One Nashville country singer. One Las Vegas magician. Two hours. One crazy finale.
There was just one last piece of the puzzle left to add as the fifth season of All-Star Celebrity Apprentice wrapped up on Sunday night.
Who would emerge victorious – Trace Adkins or Penn Jillette? To find out who wasn't fired during the final showdown, keep reading ...
Originally posted 06/05/2011 12:00PM
Trace Adkins lost his Brentwood, Tenn. home to fire on early Saturday evening, after a blaze that began in the garage spread to the attic.
The country singer's three youngest daughters, their nanny and the family dog all escaped the house unharmed, wife Rhonda told CNN.
"They ran to their safe place like we practiced, in the front yard at a big tree," she said, explaining that the local fire department had visited the children's school earlier this year and encouraged the development of a safety plan.
Originally posted 05/27/2008 04:30PM
Country music star Trace Adkins almost lost his 6-year-old daughter Brianna, who, at only 9 months, suffered a severe food allergy reaction after licking a peanut butter lid.
"There didn't seem to be any peanut butter on it, but the reaction was almost immediate," he says in Redbook's June issue of Brianna's near-fatal allergic reaction. "She began to swell up, to where she was almost unrecognizable ... Just from the protein on the lid."
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