Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley and Charlie Daniels

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Surprise guest Charlie Daniels burned it up on the fiddle during the opening segment of the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.  He joined Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert (not pictured) and John Fogerty (not pictured) for a performance of CCR's "Travelin' Band."