Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton & Luke Bryan Confirmed To Perform At The 2017 CMT Awards
Mon, 01 May 2017 09:54:28
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It's that time of years when the stars of country align to celebrate the CMT Music Awards. The annual salute to country-music videos will take place on June 7th in Nashville.
Organizers of the ceremony have confirmed some top-flight performances from a range of stars. Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett and Brett Eldredge have all just been confirmed to be performing on the night, with the promise of further artists to be announced in the coming days.
With the CMT Awards having a reputation for being slightly irreverent, and a lighter, more fun ceremony that some other country award shows, it seems like this year's host, Charles Esten, of TV show Nashville, is an excellent choice to keep things moving along.
In the past we've see Kid Rock, Pamela Anderson, and Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus take on hosting duties. Last year the honor fell to Erin Andrews and J.J. Watt. However, Esten's role on Nashville, which moved from ABC to CMT in January to record ratings for the cable network, feels like a good fit. Speaking about the gig Estan said; "I'm thrilled and honored to get to host this great event.... Everybody knows that CMT has a special connection with country music and the incredible fans that love it so much. That connection is why our show, Nashville, now has a perfect home on the network." Adding, "It's also why there is no other show quite like the CMT Music Awards. It's a show fully dedicated to the fans and an annual chance for them to place their votes for their favorite artists. Besides always being flat-out fun, it's also always been a stage for magical musical moments — and a place where some of country's biggest legends have been made."
Nominations will be announced on May 9th, with fan votes determining the winners in categories like Video of the Year. Polls will remain open until June 5th.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff