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We’ve got an awards show on Wednesday night. I know, some of you are sitting out there saying, “oh, no, not another awards show!” And then, there are people like me…Can’t wait! Who’s walking with who? What are they wearing? Who is performing? Oh yes, and who is going to win. Somehow, who wins isn’t even my favorite part of the show. I just like to watch. The 2012 CMT Music Awards will be held on Wednesday night, June 6, in Nashville. And those of us not fortunate enough to be in Nashville can watch live on CMT at 8 p.m. ET.

I received a press release letting us all know what to expect on Wednesday night’s show. Here are your presenters and performers. Here’s the press release, with a few photos I tossed it to dress it up a little.

CMT Awards 1The countdown to the 2012 CMT MUSIC AWARDS is on with the addition of presenters including Jason Aldean, CMT’s MY BIG REDNECK VACATION host and CMT MUSIC AWARDS Twitter Tracker correspondent Tom Arnold, REDNECK ISLAND host Steve Austin, Luke Bryan, "American Idol" finalists Colton Dixon and Skylar Laine, Ronnie Dunn, CMT ONE COUNTRY spokesperson Sara Evans, 2012 Indianapolis 500 Winner Dario Franchitti, "Twilight" star Ashley Greene, pro skateboarder Tony Hawk, Alan Jackson, Jake Owen, Kellie Pickler, actress Denise Richards, television and movie star Dax Shepard, Jordin Sparks and previously-announced performers The Band Perry and Carrie Underwood. The 2012 CMT MUSIC AWARDS will air LIVE on Wednesday, June 6 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT on CMT and CMT.com.

CMT Awards 2Hosted by Toby Keith and Kristen Bell, the 2012 CMT MUSIC AWARDS will include performances by Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley, Pistol Annies, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, The Band Perry, Carrie Underwood, Hank Williams, Jr. and Zac Brown Band. Fans can vote online at CMT.com, and on their mobile device at CMT Mobile or the CMT Insider app available on iPhone, iPad and Android now through June 4 to determine the winners. The five finalists for VIDEO OF THE YEAR will be announced at the beginning of the live show and fans can then vote at CMT.com, CMT mobile, on the CMT Insider app and via text message throughout the live telecast (ET/CT only) to determine the night’s big winner.

CarrieMichael Dempsey will executive produce the 2012 CMT MUSIC AWARDS alongside director Joe DeMaio. John Hamlin and Margaret Comeaux serve as executive producers for CMT.

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For more information as it becomes available, follow CMT’s new Twitter handle (@CMT), hashtag #CMTawards and become a fan of the CMT MUSIC AWARDS on Facebook.

I have something scheduled for nearly every night this week – but on Wednesday, I’ll have myself planted in front of the television, waiting to watch what I’m sure will be a very entertaining awards show.

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We’ve got an awards show on Wednesday night. I know, some of you are sitting out there saying, “oh, no, not another awards show!” And then, there are people like me…Can’t wait! Who’s walking with who? What are they wearing? Who is performing? Oh yes, and who...