Adkins has already presented the prizegiving ceremony three times and is looking forward to teaming up with the speedy Nascar star, stating, "I can’t wait to see if I have what it takes to keep up with (her)."
Patrick accepts she might not be everyone's first choice when it comes to hosting a country music awards show, but insists she's a big fan.
She adds, "I’ve become a huge fan of country music since I came to Nascar and have been fortunate to be in videos with Miranda Lambert and Colt Ford. This is going to be a really cool experience and I’m excited to be a part of it. It’s going to be a great show."
Patrick replaces Kristin Chenoweth, who co-hosted with Adkins in 2011 and 2012.