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Brad Paisley to receive Video Visionary honor at American Country Awards


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Brad Paisley to receive Video Visionary honor at American Country Awards

By Stephen L. Betts. CREATED Nov 20, 2013

Brad Paisley has been selected to receive the Video Visionary Award at the upcoming American Country Awards. The singer-songwriter, who will also perform his new single, "The Mona Lisa," during the live telecast, was chosen, according to a statement "in recognition of his nearly 15 years pairing amazing songs with creative, immensely entertaining music videos that have truly run the gamut, from heartbreaking to hilarious." The Video Visionary Award has only been awarded once before, to Toby Keith in 2010.

Additional appearances on the show have also been announced. Olivia Newton John, Big Smo, Cowboy Troy, Dan King, Thompson Square, Trevor Brazile, Shada Brazile, Clay Walker and Parmale join previously announced participants including Scotty McCreery, Chris Young, Carrie Keagan, Joe Nichols and Lauren Alaina. Sheryl Crow, Darius Rucker and Florida Georgia Line also are set to perform. More performers and presenters will be announced soon.

Trace Adkins and Danica Patrick will host the Amercian Country Awards, airing live from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 8:00 PM ET (PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

Voting for Artist of the Year continues until Friday, Dec. 7 at www.theacas.com. Enter here for your chance to win a trip for two to see the show in person! (Contest closes Friday, Nov. 22)

Stephen L. Betts

Stephen L. Betts

Stephen L. Betts ("Steve") is a Nashville-based journalist who started his career as a tour guide, karaoke operator and library assistant at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.