Nashville star Charles Esten will present the 2017 CMT Music Awards it has been announced.
The fan-voted event airs on CMT live from Nashville on Wednesday 7th June at 8pm ET/PT. The event will feature performances from Blake Shelton, Brett Eldredge, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett.
More performers are due to be announced soon along with presenters and special guests.
“Everybody knows that CMT has a special connection with country music and the incredible fans that love it so much,” said Charles Esten. “That connection is why our show, “Nashville,” now has a perfect home on the network. It’s also why there is no other show quite like the “CMT Music Awards.” It’s a show fully dedicated to the fans and an annual chance for them to place their votes for their favorite artists. Besides always being flat-out fun, it’s also always been a stage for magical musical moments – and a place where some of country’s biggest legends have been made. I’m thrilled and honored to get to host this great event.”
Esten currently stars as Deacon Claybourne in the music drama Nashville, which moved from ABC to CMT for its fifth season. The show was recently renewed for a sixth season after pulling in record ratings for its new home.
Nominations for the 2017 CMT Music Awards will be announced on Tuesday 9th May 2017. Fan voting begins the same day at CMT.com and continues until Monday 5th June at 12:01 AM ET.