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Trace Adkins named 'All-Star Celebrity Apprentice' winner

Trace Adkins named 'All-Star Celebrity Apprentice' winner

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Trace Adkins is coming out on top this time.  After finishing in the runner-up spot the first time he competed on NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice," he got the nod on the all-star edition of the series Sunday night.  Just prior to the announcement, the country star expressed a great deal of confidence in his performance on the show's final task. 

Adkins was up against Penn Jillette.  They were each tasked with creating a new ice cream flavor for Walgreens, as well as creating packaging and a promotional video.  They also had to raise money by hosting an event for the product. 

Adkins performed at his gala for his Maple Macadamia Mash-Up, which also featured Gary Busey slipping on his Buddy Holly glasses to sing "Not Fade Away."  And while he actually raised $664,000 he was only credited with $554,000, because a $100,000 contribution from NFL star Tim Tebow came in late. 

For the win Akins received a total of $350,000 for the American Red Cross.  In addition to the show's $250,000 grand prize, Walgreens added another $100,000 to the donation.

Trace has played for two different charities on "Celebrity Apprentice."  The first time he competed he raised money for the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, and this time he supported the American Red Cross.  The country star says his wife played a role in selecting both organizations. 

Adkins finished the runner up to Piers Morgan when he first took part in the NBC reality series back in 2008.  He made it to the final again on "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice," and this time he won. 

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