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Originally posted 05/29/2014 12:05PM
Katy Perry has worked with Snoop Dogg, Juicy J and her ex-boyfriend John Mayer. Now she's multiplying the girl power by teaming up with country sensation Kacey Musgraves for a whole night of duets – and PEOPLE has an exclusive sneak peek!
Originally posted 05/27/2014 11:00AM
Music City is going to rock just a little bit harder on June 4, when the CMT Music Awards come to town.
This year's awards show, which will be broadcast live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, will feature performances by Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley and Jennifer Nettles.
They will be performing in addition to previously announced country superstars including Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, and Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, who will perform their duet "Something Bad."
Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Kacey Musgraves, Jake Owen and Lee Ann Womack have also been added to the list of performers.
Lambert leads the field with six nominations, and fans can vote for their favorites at CMT.com.
Originally posted 05/05/2014 12:00PM
It was announced Monday morning that Miranda Lambert leads the CMT Awards with six nominations, including two for video of the year for her hit song "Automatic" and her duet with Keith Urban, "We Were Us." Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line trail right behind with five nods each.
Originally posted 10/16/2013 12:00PM
What a difference a year makes.
In 2012, country music newcomer Hunter Hayes was thrilled to introduce Carrie Underwood as one of CMT's Artists of the Year – now he's been given the same honor himself.
The 22-year-old is one of five country music stars who've been named CMT's 2013 Artists of the Year.
"This year has been amazing, and I thought it couldn't get any better, and then they told me this," the "Wanted" singer tells PEOPLE exclusively.
Originally posted 06/06/2013 12:35PM
All the scoop on the country queen's sequin CMT Music Awards gown
Originally posted 06/05/2013 09:30PM
Nicole Kidman and Lenny Kravitz? Well, that looks familiar!
While attending the CMT Music Awards in Nashville on Wednesday, Kidman and husband Keith Urban looked thrilled to run into the rocker backstage.
The couple and Kravitz exchanged hugs, and posed for a group photo.
Although it wasn't exactly a country tune, Kravitz, 49, kicked off the awards show with his smash hit, "American Woman." Urban, 45, is also scheduled to perform during the show.
Originally posted 06/05/2013 08:30PM
Kristen Bell may be a first-time mom, but she's a second-time host at this year's CMT Music Awards.
Walking the red carpet in a form-fitting black Zuhair Murad dress with her long blonde hair worn down on Wednesday, Bell, 32, looked glamorous but had mommy duties on the brain.
Prior to the show's start Bell – whose cohost is Jason Aldean – shared her "backstage beauty routine."
Originally posted 06/05/2013 06:30PM
George Strait is in mourning.
The music legend, 61, announced in a statement that his 91-year-old father, John Byron Strait – a former Texas junior high school teacher – died Tuesday after battling a lengthy illness.
"We are grateful for the time over the last few weeks we were able to spend with Daddy before he passed away," the country singer said in a statement posted on his website. "I want to thank everyone for their prayers and support during this difficult time as we mourn our family's loss."
Originally posted 06/05/2013 05:45PM
The Bacon Brothers are Nashville bound!
Kevin Bacon and his older brother, Michael, are heading to the country music destination Wednesday, just in time to present at the CMT Awards.
"It's gonna be fun," Kevin tells PEOPLE.
Although The Bacon Brothers have been playing together for more than 15 years, they still relish the quality time they spend together on the road.
Originally posted 05/06/2013 12:00PM
It's quite the power trio at the head of this year's nominations for the CMT Music Awards.
Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan and Eric Church each picked up four nominations Monday, PEOPLE can reveal exclusively. They are followed by country veterans Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney and Rascal Flatts, as well as first-time nominees Florida Georgia Line, with three nominations each.
Carrie Underwood, who led last year's nominations with five (and won video of the year), has two nods this year. She is joined by Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, Hunter Hayes, Jana Kramer, Kacey Musgraves, Little Big Town and the rock group Journey.
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