Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Toby Keith and Kristen Bell Hosting Star-Packed CMT Music Awards TONIGHT!
Toby Keith and Kristen Bell are set to co-host tonight's CMT Music Awards, though they only met Monday. They seemed to be having fun with each other at a press conference Tuesday to promote the show, though. When someone asked what Kristen would be wearing on the show, she explained, "You get to sort of formulate an arc in your wardrobe, and it's really silly and girly, but it's a whole lot of fun." That's when Toby broke in, saying, "I have a nice skirt. A little knee-high job with some pumps." Though she's never been to Nashville before this week, Kristen is a big country music fan. The invitation to host was a bit random, and Kristen says, "Honest to God, I don't know how I got here. They just invited me, and I squealed." Toby is an old pro at the CMT Music Awards, and he's taken home several of the show's belt buckle awards in the past. Toby even hosted the show a few years ago with Pamela Anderson, and he likes the spontaneous feel of this awards show. "To me, it's not as sterile as the other awards shows," Toby explains. "It's more hang out, hang loose and the whole night's funner. They've got a wonderful package together this year." Jason Aldean, Ronnie Dunn, Sara Evans, Alan Jackson, Jake Owen and Kellie Pickler will be on hand to give out trophies. Other presenters include actresses Hayden Panettiere, Denise Richards and Ashley Greene. Dax Shepard, Tom Arnold, Steve Austin, Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti, Jordin Sparks and American Idol finalists Colton Dixon and Skylar Laine round out the presenters list. The 2012 CMT Music Awards broadcast live on CMT and CMT.com tonight at 8.