Entertainment is politics, and vice versa. So it’s only fitting that United States President Barack Obama and Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney are slated to appear in the opening segment of the CMT Music Awards. The annual fan-voted event, hosted by Toby Keith and Kristen Bell, airs tonight (6/6) at 7 pm/CT on CMT.
CMT previously had political candidates on the awards during the 2008 presidential race. Candidates Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John McCain all taped cameos for the show’s opening.
“The President and Governor Romney each understand the reach of the CMT audience, particularly on our highest-rated night of the year,” said Brian Philips, President, CMT. “They’re each great sports, they’re ‘in on the joke’, and they each went out of their way to deliver great moments for CMT. Tune in at the top of the show or you’ll miss them!”