Just in case you forgot they were Billboard Country chart-toppers, the Duck Dynasty cast is back to remind you! It was just announced that two of the A&E reality show’s cast members will take part in announcing the nominees for the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards on January 29. Controversy, shmontroversy!

Willie and Korie Robertson will appear alongside such big names as Fox Sports broadcaster Erin Andrews, Pretty Little Liars’ Lucy Hale, Beth Behrs from 2 Broke Girls, and a variety of TV morning show hosts to announce those in the running in this year’s 49th Annual ACM Awards — which air live in April on CBS. Not bad company to keep for the reality stars, who have had a tough month since patriarch Phil made headlines with his anti-gay comments.

We’re not surprised that the Robertsons would be invited to participate in the awards show. The Duck Dynasty holiday album Duck the Halls inexplicably dominated the Christmas charts last month, knocking out heavy-hitters like Michael Buble and Kelly Clarkson. Apparently, America loves a redneck success story (what up, Honey Boo Boo) and this reality family is making the most of it!

The nominations will be announced by these TV personalities via a series of videos on Twitter and Facebook, and interesting new approach to the concept. Be sure to keep an eye on the ACM’s social media accounts next week!

The 49th Annual ACM Awards air live on April 6 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

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Source: ACM Awards

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