Toby Keith & Kristen Bell Hosting CMT Awards

Looks like Nashville will proceed to party June 6th when Toby Keith joins Kristen Bell as co-hosts for the CMT Awards, PEOPLE magazine has learned. It will be the first time for the duo, as they host the award show that Kid Rock has been hosting the last few times around. Toby last hosted the CMT awards with Pamela Anderson in 2003.

“It’s an honor to get that call,” says seven-time CMT winner Keith, 50, about being asked back to host to show. He and Pamela Anderson co-hosted in 2003.

It will be the first trip to Nashville for actress Kristen Bell, who is pretty excited about her upcomig trip to Music City.

“Country music makes me happy,” the actress, 31, tells PEOPLE. And she’s most excited about meeting her co-host – and the possibility of coming face to face with her country crush, Miranda Lambert.

The CMT Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on CMT and on June 6th. We’ll be there live at the show, so stay tuned to Keepin’ it Country to stay up-to-date on everything CMT and CMA Fest.


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