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Scott Brown - country music fan?

Sunday, January 31, 2010 – During Trace Adkins' set before packed DCU Center in Worcester, Mass., Saturday night, the lanky country singer introduced a celebrity known slightly better for non-country reasons - incoming U.S. Sen. Scott Brown.

Brown, dressed in a shirt and tie, stood up & waved to the crowd drawing cheers after the announcement that he was in the house. Later, Adkins said that he hoped no one booed when he announced Brown's presence, threatening to "kick their ass" if they had.

Brown, who upset State Attorney General Martha Coakley almost two weeks ago to replace the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, attended the concert with his daughter, Ayla. She was on American Idol in season four and just released an EP. She also is a senior at Boston College where she is a member of the women's basketball team.

Brown did not know Adkins prior to the concert, according to his wife, Gail Huff. She said Sunday at Boston College that Adkins invited her husband to the show. She also described herself as the big country music fan in the family, not her husband. Ayla also has sung country music, but pop is her forte, according to her mother.

Adkins may sing at Brown's induction party on Feb. 11 according to Huff, although she said that was not certain.

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