An old favorite and a new superstar are among those scheduled to present at next week’s CMT Music Awards.
Shania Twain will make her first appearance at the country-music award show in seven years, while pop star Justin Bieber – who’s up for an award for his collaboration with Rascal Flatts on “That Should Be Me” – will also present.
Other just-announced presenters include American Idol winner Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina, Dancing with the Stars winner Hines Ward, along with Sheryl Crow, Luke Bryan, Sara Evans, Train, Kristin Chenoweth, Laura Bell Bundy, Ricky Schroder, Clay Matthews, Melissa Peterman and Mary Steenburgen.
Scheduled performers at the event, airing live from Nashville on CMT next Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET, include Keith Urban, Big & Rich, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Toby Keith and the Incognito Banditos and Zac Brown Band.
Kid Rock is hosting the show for the second time.
BY TIM NUDD