MORE STAR POWER ADDED TO THE “2009 CMT MUSIC AWARDS”
Presenters To Include ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Winners Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas, Rapper T-Pain Along With Country Stars Rodney Atkins, Billy Currington, Julianne Hough, Naomi Judd, Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack and CMT’s Katie Cook and Lance Smith
NASHVILLE – The all-star presenter line-up continues to grow for the 2009 CMT MUSIC AWARDS, which will premiere LIVE on Tuesday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT with the addition of Dancing With The Stars’ recent champions Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas and rap artist T-Pain. In addition, country stars Rodney Atkins, Billy Currington, Julianne Hough, Naomi Judd, Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack and CMT’s Katie Cook and Lance Smith will serve as presenters.
Hosted by actor/comedian Bill Engvall, the 2009 CMT MUSIC AWARDS will also include performances by Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and British rockers Def Leppard. Jason Michael Carroll, Carter Twins, Eric Church, Eli Young Band, Gloriana and Joey + Rory will perform on the Nationwide Insurance performance stage. Previously announced presenters include American Idol’s Randy Jackson, The O’Reilly Factor’s Bill O’Reilly, actor Luke Wilson, and rockers Kid Rock and Ted Nugent.
Fans can now vote online at CMT.com through Sunday, June 14 to determine the night’s winners. The final nominees for VIDEO OF THE YEAR will be announced at the beginning of the live show and fans can vote at CMT.com and via text on their Verizon Wireless phones throughout the live broadcast (ET/CT only) to determine the night’s big winner.