CMT has announced that sportscaster/TV personality Erin Andrews and football star J.J. Watt will host the 2016 CMT Music Awards, live on Wednesday, June 8 at 8 pm ET/PT from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
In addition, Cam and pop group Fifth Harmony will perform a pop-country mash-up of the group’s hit single, “Work From Home.”
Newly-added presenters include Dan+Shay, Charles Kelley, Kellie Pickler and Cole Swindell, as well as actors Rob Riggle and Vince Vaughn, and NASCAR driver Danica Patrick. Joey Lauren Adams and Madison Iseman of CMT’s upcoming series Still the King will also present. The series will debut on CMT on June 12. More performers and presenters will soon be announced.
Watt is known for his defense on the field with the Houston Texans. Andrews is recognized for her role as a FOX/Sports broadcaster and host of Dancing with the Stars. This marks Watt’s first time as host, while Andrews returns for a second consecutive year.
“I’m thrilled to come back to Nashville to co-host the CMT Music Awards,” said Andrews. “I had so much fun last year, and I can’t wait to see what antics J.J. and I will get into together. Plus, there’s nothing better than seeing my favorite country artists get recognized for their great work.”
“Having presented at the CMT Awards last year, I got a first-hand look at the energy and excitement of the event and I am very excited to be involved in a much larger capacity this year as co-host,” said Watt. “There are two things that I know about the people of Nashville…they love country music and they know how to throw a party. When you put those two things together, it makes for one heck of a night. I can’t wait to host the awards with Erin and be part of such a great night, honoring the biggest stars in country music.”
Fan voting continues until Monday, June 6 at 12:01 AM ET. On Wednesday, June 1, CMT will announce a brand-new surprise awards category.
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