It’s OK to admit it: We all think everyone else’s job is easier than ours. If you strum a guitar and sing at night, you might watch a movie on the tour bus during the day and think, “Not that hard.” And vice versa.
Which is why actress Kristen Bell is still on the fence about how prepared her co-host Jason Aldean is for the gig. When CMT Hot 20 Countdown ’s Allison DeMarcus asked her how she felt about being asked back for a second year as host, Bell joked, “Apparently, I didn’t disappoint anybody last year, and they almost right away said, ’Would you ever be interested in doing it again?’ And I said, ’Absolutely!'”
But with great power comes great responsibility, and Bell is determined to make sure Aldean is up to the task.
“I’ve been doing what I can,” she said of their pre-show prep. “He’s performed a lot. He’s done a whole bunch of concerts, but you know, I said, ’Listen, reading from a teleprompter … it’s not that easy.'”
Bell did some heavy lifting, but she also has an ace up her sleeve in the form of some expert advisors she’s roped in.
“I’ve been trying to give him tips here and there,” she said. “And I brought in some friends, some sort of big names to give him some tips, and we’ll show all that footage at the beginning of the show.”
Will Aldean be money tonight? Will Bell’s guidance help Aldean become a made man in Hollywood? Tune in to find out.
The 2013 CMT Music Awards air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CMT and will stream live on CMT.com.