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Country Music Mayhem: Cheaters, Boozers, Losers & Liars Revealed
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Oct. 15 2020, Updated 3:04 p.m. ET

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The biggest and brightest musicians are coming out for the 53rd Annual Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Carrie Underwood is the host of the star-studded event and everyone from Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton to Blake Shelton and Garth Brooks will grace the televised ceremony.

But while the entertainers are on their best behavior on stage, behind the scenes some of the night’s biggest names and other country legends take the prize as troublemakers!

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Scroll through RadarOnline.com's gallery to find out the industry’s most tawdry tales in recent years!

Best Frenemies Forever

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Both Kelly Clarkson, 37, and Underwood, 36, have been supportive of each other in public. But sources told RadarOnline.com the superstars are locked in a fierce behind-the-scenes rivalry! Underwood recently enraged her fellow American Idol alumna when she refused an invite to be on Clarkson's new talk show. “There were no explanations or niceties — and Carrie’s people just turned Kelly down flat!” an insider previously said. “Kelly was furious!”

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‘Idol’ Rivalry

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“Carrie was jealous Kelly got a coaching gig on The Voice that she thought should’ve been hers. And Kelly’s always been jealous that Carrie’s the bestselling idol to come out of Idol,” a source noted.

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Different Priorities

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Monogamy was never Brooks strong suit! The singer confessed to Barbara Walters in 1993 that he'd cheated on then-wife Sandy Mahl.

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Moving On

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Brooks was often linked to also-married country star Trisha Yearwood. In 1999 he walked out on Sandy, hoping to win Yearwood. But Yearwood turned him down. Both eventually divorced their spouses, however, and tied the knot in 2005.

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Not-So-Devoted Husband

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Parton, 73, has been married for over 50 years to her 77-year-old husband Carl Thomas Dean, but she recently admitted he's not a huge fan of her music!

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No-Show Spouse

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Speaking of the fact that he’s rarely showed up to any of her shows during her decades-long career, Parton, noted Dean “felt like he’d get nervous if I messed up my performances and all that. He’s not necessarily one of my biggest fans of my music.”

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Awkward Reunion

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Four years ago, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert made their first public appearances at the same venue since they announced their divorce.

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Adamant Denials

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The Voice coach denied reports he'd strayed and caused the end of their marriage.

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Bitter Battles

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Lambert also was labeled a cheater, according to sources. And both she and Shelton engaged in booze-fueled fights during their marriage.

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Dangerous Liaisons

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Nicole Kidman
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He's battled marijuana and tax busts, but it was Willie Nelson's womanizing that nearly put him six feet under!

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Explosive Incident

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Nelson's second wife Shirley Collie flipped out when she learned he was expecting a baby with another woman. Collie cornered him with a gun and threatened to blow him away!

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Expensive Lesson

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"Old Boots, New Dirt" singer Jason Aldean fell for his personal American Idol — and it cost him $20 million!

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Caught In Action

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The former CMA Album of the Year nominee filed for divorce in April 2013 from Jessica Ussery, mother of his two young daughters, after he was caught smooching sexy ex-Idol contestant Brittany Kerr.

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New Bride

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The split was finalized soon after, and Aldean wed Kerr in March 2015.

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Rocky Start

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Substance abuse and cheating allegations nearly derailed Keith Urban's marriage to film beauty Nicole Kidman! Barely four months after they wed in June 2006, the singer checked into rehab — his third time — at the Betty Ford Center.

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Shocking Claim

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Six months after their marriage, lingerie model Amanda Wyatt claimed she'd slept with Urban during his engagement to Kidman. Urban and Kidman are parents to two girls.

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Sour Note

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Not even an Oscar-winning beauty could keep Kenny Chesney faithful!

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Cold Feet

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Just nine days before he wed cutie Renée Zellweger in May 2005, Chesney's stripper ex-girlfriend Lindsey Roland claimed they had a secret rendezvous!

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Sketchy History

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Zellweger filed for an annulment four months later, accusing Chesney of fraud. Chesney also reportedly cheated on girlfriend Amy Colley with ESPN's Jenn Brown in Cancun, Mexico.

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