Toby Keith and actress Kristen Bell have been named as hosts of this year’s CMT Music Awards. Mr. “Red Solo Cup” will join the star of such films as Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Couples Retreat, and Burlesque – not to mention the TV show Veronica Mars — to lead the festivities during the fan-voted award show, which is set to take place Wednesday, June 6 in Nashville.
Keith’s video for “Red Solo Cup” has been nominated in two categories. Bell has not been nominated in any category, but she does currently star in the Showtime series House of Lies. Keith previously hosted the show in 2003 with another non-musician costar, Pamela Anderson. Other previous hosts include Jeff Foxworthy, Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus, Kid Rock, and Dolly Parton.
Performers on the award show who’ve been announced so far include Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and the Zac Brown Band.
Fan voting is now taking place on the CMT website.
The award show airs live on June 6 at 8pm ET/PT on CMT and also on CMT.com.