Erin Andrews And J.J. Watt Will Co-Host '2016 CMT Music Awards'
May 25, 2016 at 8:55 AM (PT)
Sportscaster ERIN ANDREWS and HOUSTON TEXANS defensive star J.J. WATT will host the "2016 CMT MUSIC AWARDS," broadcasting live from BRIDGESTONE ARENA in NASHVILLE on CMT-TV WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8th beginning at 8p (ET). ANDREWS is returning for a second consecutive year as host while WATT signs on for his first turn at the line of scrimmage. CMT unveiled the nominees, led by CARRIE UNDERWOOD, CHRIS STAPLETON, and CAM (NET NEWS 5/9) and the first round of performers -- including JASON ALDEAN, LUKE BRYAN, KEITH URBAN, and more (NET NEWS 5/19) -- earlier this month with more performance announcements to come.
"Having presented at the 'CMT [MUSIC] AWARDS' last year, I got a first-hand look at the energy and excitement of the event, and I am very excited to be involved in a much larger capacity this year as co-host," said WATT. "There are two things that I know about the people of NASHVILLE...they love Country music, and they know how to throw a party. When you put those two things together, it makes for one heck of a night. I can't wait to host the awards with ERIN and be part of such a great night honoring the biggest stars in Country music."