2015 CMT Music Awards Hosts Brittany Snow, Erin Andrews Admit to Being ‘Starstruck’ By Country Artists
"I'm starstruck over, I think probably everybody," Snow tells The Boot. "I just saw Luke Bryan’s guitarist, and I took 10 pictures. I haven’t even seen him yet, and I took pictures of his guitarist, so I’m kind of scared what I’m going to do, but I’m pretty starstruck by everybody. This is not something in my wheelhouse."
Adds Andrews, "All of them for me as well. I’ve seen a lot of them. They all come to football games. They all come to college football games. But we’re in their house now, so I think that’s what’s cool. I’m excited to geek out over them."
Deciding to take time out of their busy schedules to co-host the awards show was an easy decision for both of the women.
"It’s a party," Andrews says. "These are the best people to be around. Everybody is so laid back. Everybody wants to have a good time. The performances are going to be insane. They always are. It’s what people look forward to.
"It’s almost embarrassing that Brittany and I are here having the conversations," she adds. "It should be Carrie [Underwood] and Luke and everyone else who’s here, because that’s why we’re here, to celebrate them. They’re the coolest people to ever be around."
Continues Snow, "I’m a huge fan of country music. I have been for a while. It’s something that my family is very passionate about as well. [Hosting this show is] something that was new for me. I’ve never hosted anything before, and I wanted to challenge myself and prove to myself that I can do it, and to see all these performances -- it’s one of those things you can’t turn down."
Performers for the ceremony include Underwood, Eric Church, Sam Hunt, Jake Owen, the Zac Brown Band, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum (who will be performing with EDM artist Zedd), Bryan, A Thousand Horses, Chris Janson, Frankie Ballard, Kelsea Ballerini, Maddie & Tae and RaeLynn.
"One of the reasons that the CMT Music Awards is different and stands out from the rest of the country music awards shows is irreverence," says Joe Hamlin, senior vice president of music events and talent at CMT. "We don’t take ourselves too seriously. The performances are always surprising. They’re always full of energy. They’re always fresh. We have a great mix of songs, both proven hits and brand-new songs that fit the tone of the show ... It is the beginning of summertime, so we want the show to reflect the optimism everyone feels this time."
The evening's performers join an eclectic list of presenters, including Aloe Blacc, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Billy Ray Cyrus, Brett Eldredge, Cassadee Pope, Charles Esten, Cole Swindell, David Spade, Hunter Hayes, Jana Kramer, actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum, J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans, Kellie Pickler, Little Big Town, American Idol winner Nick Fradiani, actress Nikki Reed, Army veteran Noah Galloway, Norman Reedus, comedian Ron White, actress Rumer Willis, Sara Evans, Thomas Rhett and actor-comedian Tom Arnold.
The 2015 CMT Music Awards will air live on June 10 from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena at 8PM ET on CMT.
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