Kristen Bell is returning this summer to host the CMT Awards, and the Veronica Mars stars will be paired with country singer Jason Aldean. Bell took to her Twitter yesterday to announce the exciting news. “I had so much fun hosting the CMT Awards last year, so I was thrilled to be invited back this year,” says Bell. “I think Jason Aldean is one of country music’s best and promises to be an excellent co-host.” This year’s country music appreciation night will be helf on June 5th from the Nashville Bridgeston Arena.
Bell tweeted the news of Aldean’s involvement in the hosting duties by tweeting a photo of herself wearing a concert tee from one of Aldean’s shows. Aldean responded in the like, wearing his very own Veronica Mars t-shirt.
Aldean, an 11-time CMT Award nominee, is definitely qualified for the position. His Night Train Tour has made history this year, and he has become the very first country act to sell out Boston’s Fenway Park. “I’m always looking for new challenges,” said Aldean. “Hosting a show has always seemed fun, but it has never felt like the right time. I think now that I’ve checked a few big things off my bucket list recently; I want to keep pushing myself. I’m excited that I’ll have Kristen to lean on, too… She and I have spent a little time together, and she always cracks me up. Plus, I heard she’s got a thing for ‘Big Green Tractors,’ so we’ve got that in common."
Do you think Bell and Aldean will make good CMT Award’s hosts?