Charles Esten aka Deacon Claybourne of "Nashville" announced via his Instagram that he will be the host of the annual CMT Music awards show live from Nashville on June 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Generally held at the Bridgestone Arena, the location is dependent on how far the Nashville Predators proceed in the NHL Playoffs.
Also announced today, were the first round of performances: Blake Shelton, Brett Eldredge, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett will all perform at the awards show. Presenters and additional performers will be revealed in the near future.
Nominations will be announced on May 9. Fan voting begins the same day at CMT.com and continues until June 5 at 12:01 a.m. ET.
Follow @CMT on Twitter and Instagram, use hashtag #CMTawards and like the CMT Music Awards on Facebook.
As of: May 13, 2017
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