Academy of Country Music Awards 2013

Country Music's Hollywood Takeover

From Kellie Pickler's ballroom quickstep to Blake Shelton's loud mouth advice, see how country has gone pop culture


TV's reigning singing competition got a little bit country when Keith Urban joined American Idol's panel of judges in 2013, alongside Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson. "I love it," he said. "I love working with passionate people. I love artists. Everyone just sort of expressing themselves. It's a very alive and very invigorating work environment."

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