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"I just lost a bet. I bet a man a bottle of whiskey this would not happen, and he just called me out for it," singer John Paul White said during the pre-telecast awards. "We're in a van and a bus all year long, and my wife and kids never see me, so I'd like to thank them."
The duo, looking dashing in all black, also scored a coveted performance slot on the live broadcast, singing a few verses of 'Barton Hollow' before introducing their friend and 'Safe and Sound' duet partner, Taylor Swift.