Toby Keith will make his 10th consecutive appearance on the fan-voted CMT Music Awards on June 8 in Nashville. That gives him the distinction of being the only artist to perform on the show every year since it began in 2002.
The Zac Brown Band and Luke Bryan, who are past winners of the USA Today breakthrough artist award, have also been added to the lineup. The Zac Brown Band claimed the award in 2009, followed by Bryan in 2010. In addition, Sheryl Crow will sing with host Kid Rock.
In addition, Big & Rich will give their first TV performance together in more than three years. It’s their first performance together at the CMT Music Awards since 2005. After pursuing solo projects, Big Kenny and John Rich have reunited to record a new song, “Fake I.D.,” for the soundtrack of the upcoming film, Footloose. Rich won on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice on Sunday night (May 22).
Tickets to the awards show sold out shortly after going on sale Saturday morning (May 21).