2014 CMT Music Awards Kicks Off With Full Day of Special Programming

Excitement Begins Wednesday (June 4) With Video of the Year Finalists Special

The stars are aligning and the stage is being set for the 2014 CMT Music Awards on Wednesday (June 4), and CMT will be providing up-to-the-minute updates throughout the day.

For the first time ever, the six finalists for the coveted video of the year award will be revealed in an all-new, one-hour special premiering at 7 a.m. ET/PT on CMT with an encore airing at 10 a.m. Immediately following, fans can vote all day and throughout the live telecast (ET/CT only) at CMT.com, CMT mobile and via text message to determine the night’s big winner.

Fans can catch an encore of Inside Fame: Florida Georgia Line at 11 a.m. ET/PT. The one-hour special features an in-depth look at the hit country duo set to perform at the CMT Music Awards later that night. Inside Fame provides an inside look at the lives of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley with all-new interviews, never-before-seen home videos, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and more.

Throughout the day, CMT’s Cody Alan will be on hand giving live updates and a behind-the-scenes look at the CMT Music Awards, counting down until the red carpet and talking to the stars who will be making an appearance that evening.

Leading into the big party, the 2014 CMT Music Awards Red Carpet special will air at 7 p.m. ET on CMT and CMT.com. With the hottest stars in country, rock and pop culture entertainment scheduled to walk the red carpet, the special will be hosted by Alan and CMT’s Katie Cook, Alecia Davis and Allison DeMarcus. In another first for the awards show, a surprise country star will rock a special live performance as the hosts report from the star-studded red carpet with exclusive interviews, candid moments and a first look at the fashion choices of the night’s biggest stars.

The main event of the evening — the 2014 CMT Music Awards, will air live at 8 p.m. ET, followed by an exclusive first look at season two of CMT’s hit series Party Down South and an encore presentation of the awards show.

Hosted by Kristen Bell and broadcast from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, the 2014 CMT Music Awards will include performances by Blake Shelton, Brantley Gilbert, Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes, Jake Owen, Jennifer Nettles, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Lee Ann Womack, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert. In addition, Brett Eldredge, Cole Swindell, Dan + Shay, Danielle Bradbery, David Nail, Thomas Rhett and Tyler Farr will be performing on the Nationwide Insurance Stage.

Presenters include Beth Behrs, Brooklyn Decker, Cassadee Pope, James Van Der Beek, Kate Walsh, LeAnn Rimes, Rascal Flatts, Steve Austin and more to be announced soon.

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