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Charles Esten Hosting CMT Music Awards; Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, More Performing

CMT has announce details regarding the June 7 CMT Music Awards.

CMT’s “Nashville” returns with original episodes on June 1.

Six days later, “Nashville” star Charles Esten will host the 2017 CMT Music Awards.

CMT announced the news in a Monday press release.

“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.”

The network also confirmed Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, and Brett Eldredge as performers for the show, which will air at 8PM EDT on June 7.

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