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CMT Music Awards 2012
Originally posted 04/30/2013 09:35AM
It's back to work for new mom Kristen Bell.
The House of Lies star Tweeted on Monday that she'll be hosting the CMT Awards on June 5.
"Yay! Heading back to Nashville to host the #CMTawards, June 5 on @CMT!" she wrote. "This year I have an awesome, new co-host! Who do u think it'll b?"
Originally posted 06/07/2012 10:40AM
See exclusive interviews with Toby Keith and more live from the red carpet at the 2012 CMT Music Awards
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.
Originally posted 06/06/2012 10:50PM
Here's a twist on a knickers tradition.
Luke Bryan won big when he was honored at Wednesday's CMT Music Awards for his hit "I Don't Want This Night to End."
But one fan took home a prize of another sort. Yes, instead of a music star getting pelted on stage with underwear, Bryan went the other way with his.
"The first time around, I threw a jacket in the crowd," the country crooner, 35, recalled of 2010's ceremony as he accepted honors for male video of the year. "Well, I found out it was a very expensive jacket. So, I thought I would potentially one day throw something a little cheaper."
Originally posted 06/06/2012 10:25PM
The third time was the charm for Lady Antebellum and Miranda Lambert.
The Nashville-based Lady Antebellum – Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood – accepted honors for group video of the year at Wednesday's CMT Music Awards – an award they took home in 2010 and 2011.
"Thank you, CMT, for really connecting the dot with these videos," Haywood told the audience gathered at the Bridgestone Arena after the win for their song "We Owned the Night." "Thank you for playing these things."
Originally posted 01/05/2011 10:00AM
See what went down on Nashville's big night with red carpet scoop, reader reactions and more
Originally posted 06/06/2012 01:15PM
It was a gorgeous, slightly breezy day in Nashville. There was a breakfast buffet stocked with muffins and fruit set up – and the sound of gunfire crackled loudly in the air.
Turns out, Tim McGraw had a specific target in mind.
"I'm going to take out Luke Bryan," the country superstar, and host of the charity Tug McGraw Celebrity Sporting Clay Shootout, said jokingly to PEOPLE Tuesday at the Nashville Gun Club. "He's a Georgia boy, and I'm a Louisiana boy, so I've got an advantage right off."
"But I'm a little rusty, so I'm aiming for Luke's foot," McGraw, slated to hit the road this weekend on his summer tour with Kenny Chesney, continued. "I think if I can take him out, I've got it."
Originally posted 06/02/2012 05:30PM
Kristen Bell and Toby Keith have great chemistry together, which will serve them well as co-hosts of Wednesday's CMT Music Awards.
Even though they haven't even met yet.
The actress and the country singer do interact in the above promo for the show (above), in which Keith suggests a revealing, Daisy Duke-style outfit for Bell (who says she'll opt for Prada instead).
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.
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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