OFFSTAGE: Kid Rock as Host — What’s Next?

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On June 8, Kid Rock will take the stage to host the CMT Music Awards and I’m just wondering what on earth he’ll do next. I remember last year like it was yesterday. Do you? Let me give you a refresher course. He smoked. He made remarks that were more PG-13 than PG. He called David Spade a dirtball. He did mid-show shots with John Rich, Kellie Pickler and Uncle Kracker. He told Melissa Peterman, “Baby, me and Kracker started the after-party in 8th grade.” He opened the show with his “Cowboy,” along with Pickler, Martina McBride, Trace Adkins, Randy Houser, Zac Brown, Jamey Johnson and Hank Williams Jr. And then he closed the show with that short-but-passionate speech: “As a music lover, if it looks good you’ll see it. If it sounds good, you’ll hear it. If it’s marketed right, you’ll buy it. But if it’s real, you’ll feel it.” Think he’ll be able to top all that?

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.