2010 CMT Music Awards Preview
Tonight, country music's biggest stars -- along with a host of TV, movie and sports celebs -- will gather at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena for the 2010 CMT Music Awards. After the final rounds of nominees were revealed in May, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum and Carrie Underwood were the names heard most, with three nods apiece.
Kid Rock will take the stage as host of the awards show and will also perform. Others set to sing on the show include Tim McGraw, the Zac Brown Band, Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Toby Keith, Carrie Underwood, Chris Young, Steel Magnolia, Justin Moore, Laura Bell Bundy, Trailer Choir and Easton Corbin. Jamey Johnson will debut his brand-new, Southern-rock infused song, 'Macon,' from his upcoming fall release, and LeAnn Rimes will perform a fully choreographed rendition of John Anderson's 'Swingin',' from her forthcoming album, 'Lady and Gentlemen.' In addition, CMT Crossroads partners Keith Urban and John Mayer are scheduled to duet on 'Hit the Ground Running,' a song featured on Keith's 'Defying Gravity' album. The collaboration will mark the first time the song has been performed on television.
Presenters for the evening include Laura Bell Bundy, Faith Hill, Gloriana, Martina McBride, Kellie Pickler, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, Food Network's Paula Deen, Sheryl Crow, Jada Pinkett-Smith, David Spade, Erin Andrews and Maks Chmerkovskiy, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino from MTV's 'The Jersey Shore,' Terrell Owens, Hayden Panettiere, Kara Dioguardi, Kenan Thompson, Trisha Yearwood and the Zac Brown Band.
The CMT Music Awards air live tonight (June 9) at 7:00 PM CT. The Boot will be on the blue carpet tonight to interview all of your favorite stars and bring you photos of our best and worst dressed picks for the evening.