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Former President Jimmy Carter, Justin Timberlake honor Trisha Yearwood at ASCAP awards


NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Former President and pop star and actor have honored one of country music's leading ladies, , as the voice of a generation of music fans.

Her fellow country stars, including Lady Antebellum and , surprised the Georgia-born singer with performances of her songs, including "Walkaway Joe," and "She's In Love With the Boy," during the 53rd annual ASCAP Country Music Awards on Monday in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Grammy-winning artist has sold more than 12 million albums and is also a successful cooking show host and author, Timberlake noted, adding, "Girlfriend is busy."

Yearwood and her husband, , joined Carter earlier in the week in Memphis to help build a home for Habitat for Humanity.

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PHOTO: Trisha Yearwood arrives at the 53rd Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards at the Omni Hotel on Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Sanford Myers/Invision/AP)
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