CMT Music Awards Add Outdoor Stage

Eric Church, Brad Paisley and Hank Williams Jr. will perform outdoors in downtown Nashville during the CMT Music Awards on Wednesday (June 6), giving fans without show tickets a chance to be a part of the live event. The outdoor performances, a part of the event for the first time in the show’s 11-year-history, were announced Tuesday at a press conference with hosts Toby Keith and actress Kristen Bell. The live segments will take place on the Bridgestone Arena plaza. Fans are encouraged to arrive no later than 7 p.m. to participate in the event.