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Carrie Underwood Wins Big – and Husband Hugs Brad Paisley First!

UpdatePosted 06/07/2012 12:00AM

Carrie Underwood Wins – But Husband Hugs Brad Paisley First!

Originally posted 06/06/2012 09:15PM

Like any proud husband, hockey player Mike Fisher was by wife Carrie Underwood's side at Wednesday night's CMT Music Awards.

But the five-time nominee's clearly not the only country crooner to whom Fisher was showing some support.

As Underwood, 29, accepted her first win of the night with Brad Paisley for their sultry single "Remind Me" (in the collaborative video of the year category), her duet partner seemed to have a new No. 1 fan.

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Toby Keith and Kristen Bell to Host CMT Awards | Kristen Bell, Toby Keith

Toby Keith and Kristen Bell to Host CMT Awards

Originally posted 05/21/2012 09:00AM

Who says you have to be a country singer to emcee the CMT awards?

Kristen Bell will be joining nominee Toby Keith for hosting duties at the 11th annual awards on June 6, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.

"It's an honor to get that call," says seven-time CMT winner Keith, 50, about being asked back to host to show. He and Pamela Anderson co-hosted in 2003.

Bell, who will be escorted to Nashville by fiancé Dax Shepherd (sans sloth), is already eager to make her first trip to Music City.

"Country music makes me happy," the actress, 31, tells PEOPLE. And she's most excited about meeting her co-host – and the possibility of coming face to face with her country crush, Miranda Lambert.

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Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley to Perform at CMT Awards | Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott

Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley to Perform at CMT Awards

Originally posted 05/14/2012 09:00AM

CMT Music Awards? More like a CMT Concert!

Among those set to rock Nashville's Bridgestone Arena during the 11th CMT Awards ceremony on June 6 are Carrie Underwood, who is going into country's big night with five nominations.

Other performers set to appear, as announced Monday morning, are fellow nominees Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Little Big Town, Zac Brown Band.

Also announced: Triple-nominee Lady Antebellum, with recently wed bandmate Dave Haywood.

Fans may vote for their favorite music videos at the CMT 2012 Music Awards website through June 4.

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Kid Rock Going Country for a Third Time | Kid Rock

Kid Rock Going Country for a Third Time

Originally posted 11/23/2010 11:45AM

Kid Rock might consider changing his name to Kid Country: The singer is set to make his third appearance on a nationally-broadcast Nashville awards program this year.

Rock is among the first guests announced exclusively to PEOPLE for the inaugural CMT Artists of the Year. The singer, who hosted the CMT Awards in June and performed "Born Free" on the CMA Awards in November, will present one of the trophies to the 2010 Artist of the Year winners: Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band.

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Kid Rock Will Be 'Pretty Well Behaved' Hosting CMT Music Awards | Kid Rock

Kid Rock Says He'll Be 'Pretty Well Behaved' Hosting CMT Music Awards

Originally posted 06/09/2010 07:15PM

Don't expect too much trouble or many bleep-worthy moments at this year's CMT Music Awards. Host Kid Rock says he's going to keep the Wednesday show family-friendly.

"I've always been pretty well behaved, really, when I'm on duty," the rocker, who promised fans the show would be awesome, tells PEOPLE. He acknowledges he has earned a certain reputation for rowdiness, but says authorities and award show producers shouldn't be on high alert.

"I joked that the censors are going to be like Family Feud – hands are going to be on the buzzers all night," says the 39-year-old singer. "There have been moments [before], but those have usually involved too much alcohol."

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Kid Rock to Host 2010 CMT Music Awards | Kid Rock

Kid Rock to Host 2010 CMT Music Awards

Originally posted 04/29/2010 01:15PM

Someone alert the authorities: Kid Rock's been given the keys to the CMT Music Awards.

"The rumors are true – I’m hosting the CMT Awards live from Nashville on June 9th," the singer announced on his Web site Thursday. "All I can promise is I will be awesome."

The Detroit-based rocker may seem to be an unusual choice for the fan-voted country music award show, but Kid Rock has made Nashville a second home. He's close pals with several country artists including Hank Williams Jr. and his daughter Holly Williams, and in 2005, he married Pamela Anderson at a Nashville honky tonk; it was one of a trio of celebrations before their short-lived marriage ended.

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Filed Under: CMT, Kid Rock
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Miley Cyrus to Host CMT Music Awards with Dad | Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus to Host CMT Music Awards with Dad

Originally posted 02/26/2008 11:55AM

It will be a family affair at the CMT Music Awards, as the father-daughter duo of Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus will host this year's ceremony in Nashville.

No stranger to award shows, the Hannah Montana star, 15, was a presenter at both the Grammys and Oscars this month. She and her 46-year-old dad, the "Achy, Breaky Heart" singer, will also perform during the show, which airs live on April 14. Other performers include Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift and Brad Paisley.

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Filed Under: CMT, Miley Cyrus

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