Toby Keith and Kristen Bell Will Host CMT Awards

Hollywood meets Nashville when Toby Keith and Kristen Bell host the 2012 CMT Music Awards, set for Wednesday, June 6 in Nashville. The show will air live from Bridgestone Arena at 7 pm/CT on CMT and

“Toby Keith and Kristen Bell are a terrific one-two knockout punch for the 2012 CMT Music Awards,” said John Hamlin, SVP, Music Events and Talent, CMT. “Toby has been involved with our show every year since its inception and Kristen is as entertaining and witty as any young actor working today.  We’re thrilled to have them both as hosts for this year’s show.”

Keith has been a consistent country hitmaker for years, selling over 36 million albums to date. His latest album Clancy’s Tavern features the breakout viral smash “Red Solo Cup.” Bell currently stars in the Showtime series House of Lies with Don Cheadle and is known for her roles in Veronica Mars, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and Couple Retreat.

The fan-voted awards show will also include performances from Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band. More performers and presenters will be revealed soon.

Fans can vote online at or through CMT apps available for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. The five finalists for Video of the Year will be announced at the beginning of the live show and fans will have the opportunity to vote through the telecast to determine the winner. A list of nominees is available here.



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