And Last But Not Least In December 2012

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In December…

Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, and Kenny Chesney are among the top stars honored on the 2012 CMT Artists of the Year special.

Jake Owen performs his number-one hit, “The One That Got Away,” on the American Country Awards, where he walks away with the award for Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist.

Carrie Underwood is a two-time honoree at the American Country Awards, taking home Artist of the Year: Female, as well as Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration with Brad Paisley on “Remind Me.” Carrie’s wins bring her ACA total to 11, as she continues to be the most-awarded artist in the show’s three-year history.

Miranda Lambert is a triple-winner at the American Country Awards, with honors for Single of the Year: Female, Music Video of the Year: Female, and Most Played Radio Track: Female, all for her gorgeous number-one single, “Over You.”

Carrie Underwood earns a GRAMMY® nomination for Best Country Solo Performance for her chart-topping “Blown Away,” while the song also earns a Best Country Song GRAMMY nod for writers Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins.

Miranda Lambert’s Four the Record is nominated for a GRAMMY® Award for Best Country Album.

Jake Owen‘s final headlining CMT on Tour date doubles as his annual hometown benefit with a sold-out concert in Vero Beach, Florida, raising $125,000 for children’s charities supported by the Jake Owen Foundation, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and youth organizations in Indian River County, Florida — among them, Autism Speaks and the Mardy Fish Foundation.

Brad Paisley will be featured on the 29th annual Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade TV special. After previously contributing songs for the soundtracks to the hit films Cars and Cars 2, Brad will join Cars characters Lightning McQueen and Mater for a parade performance in the new Cars Land at Disneyland Resort. The Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade airs December 25th at 10am, ET, on ABC


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