"The rumors are true," Kid Rock says. "I'm hosting the CMT Awards live from Nashville on June 9. ... All I can promise is I will be awesome."
He made the announcement Thursday (April 29) on his official website.
The 2010 CMT Music Awards will air live on June 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban are already confirmed to perform on the show.
Kid Rock has a lengthy history with CMT, including the taping of CMT Crossroads with Hank Williams Jr. in 2001. At last year's CMT Music Awards, he won in the Wide Open Country video of the year category for "All Summer Long."
Kid Rock is currently hosting his Chillin' the Most cruise to the Cayman Islands. Later this summer, he will be performing on Bon Jovi's tour of stadiums in the U.S., Canada and England. He is now recording a new album, with Rick Rubin producing, that will be released in the fall.
The first round of voting for the 2010 CMT Music Awards runs through Monday (May 3) only at CMT.com. Fans will select from the top nominees in each category to determine the finalists. On May 11, CMT will announce the four finalists in each category, except video of the year. Fans can then vote online at CMT.com through June 8 to determine this year's winners. The final nominees for video of the year will be announced at the beginning of the live show, and fans can then vote at CMT.com and via text message throughout the live broadcast (ET/CT only) to determine the night's big winner.
Fans can get more information as it becomes available on Twitter (@FollowCMT) or become a fan of the CMT Music Awards on Facebook. Also, fans can join the discussion now at CMT.com's community pages and compare notes about who they want to see on the show, discuss travel plans and more. CMT also offers fans instant updates on their mobile phones via CMT Mobile by texting AWARDS to 32709 (standard rates apply).