Ashley Monroe, The Voice winner Cassadee Pope, Dustin
Lynch, American Idol runner-up Kree Harrison, Love and Theft and Randy
Houser will perform on the Nationwide Insurance stage at the 2013 CMT Music
Awards, it announced Wednesday (May 29).
Taking place June 5 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, the CMT Music Awards
air live at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CMT and CMT.com.
They join an already star-studded list of performers including
Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, Florida
Georgia Line, George Strait, Hunter Hayes,
Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Lady
Antebellum, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan and
Aldean and actress Kristen Bell are set to host
the fan-voted event. Presenters will be announced soon.
This marks the sixth consecutive year that the Nationwide Insurance
stage will be featured during the show. As part of their sponsorship, Nationwide will award the Nationwide Insurance On Your
Side Award to country music’s best new live act, as determined by the fans. Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes, Kip
Moore and Lee Brice are the nominees.
is open for all the awards now through June 2 online at CMT.com and on mobile devices at CMT Mobile or the CMT
Insider app available on iPhone, iPad and Android to determine the winners. 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.
to the main event, the hottest stars in country, rock and pop culture entertainment will step out in their designer best at
the CMT Music Awards Red Carpet hosted by CMT’s Cody Alan, Katie Cook and Allison DeMarcus at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CMT and
CMT.com. The CMT hosts will report live 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.