Trace Adkins

Donald Trump Declares Trace Adkins Winner Of All Star Celebrity Apprentice

The second time was the charm for Trace Adkins on Celebrity Apprentice. The country singer, who lost the reality show competition to Piers Morgan in 2008, was “hired” by Donald Trump on the All-Star season finale Sunday night. Illusionist Penn Jillette was the runner up.

The final challenge involved Adkins and Jillette facing off in an ice cream duel. Both men had to create their own Walgreens Delish ice cream flavor and promote the product with a video and a VIP launch party. While Jillette’s Magic Swurtle actually out sold Adkins’ Maple Macadamia Mash-up, Adkins raised more money than Jillette. Adkins raised $564,000 to Jillette’s $503,655.

“The winner of All-Star Celebrity Apprentice is … the very great … Trace Adkins,” Trump announced.

“Trace is a star all the way and now joins Piers Morgan, Joan Rivers, Bret Michaels, John Rich and Arsenio Hall as winners of the toughest reality show on television today,” he added. “I’d also like to salute Penn, who was also a very impressive player.”

Adkins was awarded an extra $250,000 to give to his charity, the American Red Cross.

“Sometimes in life, we begin a task wondering if it’s the right thing to do,” Adkins said. “Tonight, I can proudly say that competing on the show a second time ended up being a very good thing. I was honored to play for the American Red Cross – they came to my family’s aid when we needed them, and I am a man who repays my debts,” Adkins said after his win.

Lil Jon was crowned the fan favorite and was given $100,000 for his charity, the American Diabetes Association.

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Carrie Underwood Voted Artist Of The Year At American Country Awards

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Trace Adkins spoofs Lady Gaga’s meat dress in the show’s opening sketch!

Carrie Underwood certainly is country music’s darling. And fans who voted for the American Country Awards made sure that the former American Idol took home the night’s biggest prize, Artist of the Year, at the first-ever ACAs on Monday night.

Underwood also won Album of the Year for Play On and Tour of the Year.

“We have had the most amazing year out on the road but we wouldn’t be doing anything if there weren’t people out there sitting in that audience,” Underwood said when she accepted her award. “So to everybody that came out to see us [or] anybody else out here, you guys are awesome for supporting us like you do. God bless the fans.”

Lady Antebellum took home four prizes at the show, which took place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, including Single of the Year for their crossover smash “Need You Now,” and Artist of the Year, Duo or Group. Other winners included Brad Paisley, who was voted Male Artist of the Year, as well host Trace Adkins and Blake Shelton, who won Music Video of the Year. Read more>>

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