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When I talked to rookie country star Jennette McCurdy on the red carpet at Sunday night’s (April 3) ACM Awards in Las Vegas, she told me all about what it’s like working with Rascal Flatts‘ Jay DeMarcus on her upcoming album. (In a word, awesome.) But what I was dying to ask her was how things have changed for her since she was a little 8-year-old girl in Faith Hill‘s “The Way You Love Me” music video. McCurdy’s been a Hill fan forever and said she loves how open, honest, genuine and nice she is. But what she told me she loves the most is that Faith Hill has since become a Jennette McCurdy fan. “What’s crazy is that her daughters watch the show that I’m on (iCarly). She asked me for a picture, so just knowing that I’m on Faith Hill’s camera is pretty amazing,” she said.