CMT Music Awards Add More Star Power

Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Reba McEntire Tapped for Opening Segment

Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan and Reba McEntire will open the 2013 CMT Music Awards with a segment that also features Dr. Drew, Kelsey Grammer, Lorraine Bracco and Vince Vaughn.

Hosted by Jason Aldean and Kristen Bell, the CMT Music Awards air live Wednesday (June 5) at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CMT and CMT.com.

Kacey Musgraves has been added to the show, marking her first appearance as a main stage performer at the awards show. Additional presenters announced Tuesday include AnnaSophia Robb (The Carrie Diaries), Twitter Tracker presenter Cassadee Pope, Dax Shepard, Jana Kramer, Kenny Rogers, Sheryl Crow and The Band Perry.

As previously reported, the awards show will feature a collaboration featuring Aldean and Lenny Kravitz along with rapper Nelly joining Florida Georgia Line on their hit “Cruise.” Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan and Taylor Swift will also perform. The Mavericks will serve as the official house band of the evening.

Other presenters include Charles Esten, Duane “Dog” and Beth Chapman, Ed Sheeran, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Kellie Pickler, Kevin and Michael Bacon of the Bacon Brothers, Larry The Cable Guy, Lisa Marie Presley and Scotty McCreery.

Voting is now closed for this year’s show and the six finalists for video of the year will be announced at the beginning of the live show. Fans can then vote at CMT.com, CMT Mobile, on the CMT Insider app and via text message throughout the live telecast (Eastern and Central time zones only) to determine the night’s big winner.

Prior to the main event, the hottest stars in country, rock and pop culture entertainment will step out in their designer best at the 2013 CMT Music Awards Red Carpet hosted by CMT’s Cody Alan, Katie Cook and Allison DeMarcus. Airing live Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CMT and CMT.com, the red carpet will include exclusive interviews, candid moments and a first look at the fashion choices of the night’s biggest stars.

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