This year’s CMT Awards are just a few weeks away. The show is scheduled for June 16 (8 p.m. ET/PT), and remember, this is the show where every award is voted on by the fans. CMT has announced that the emcee for this year is comedian Bill Engvall.
I remember along time ago, when Bill got an award, I think it was for Best Comedy Album. Anyway, his acceptance speech went something like this: “How many of you are sitting home in your living room watching this going Bill who?” That was a long time ago. Best known for his “Here’s Your Sign” album, his television sitcom, and his Blue Collar Comedy Tour with Jeff Foxworthy. I think now we all know who Bill Engvall is. And I think he’s a good choice for the hosting job.
The show will be full of all of our favorite entertainers, and will include performances by Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban … and I’m not real sure why, but Def Leppard will be there, too.
Don’t forget that the Video of the Year will actually be chosen by on-line voting, during the telecast on June 16. The nominees for this award are: Trace Adkins – “You’re Gonna Miss This”; Kenny Chesney featuring The Wailers – “Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven”; Toby Keith – “God Love Her”;
Kid Rock – “All Summer Long”; Lady Antebellum – “Lookin’ For A Good Time”; Brad Paisley – “Waitin’ On A Woman” ; Rascal Flatts – “Every Day”; Sugarland – “All I Want To Do”; Taylor Swift – “Love Story”; Carrie Underwood – “Just A Dream.
I wanted to close this out with one of Bill’s videos, since that’s who I was writing about. But, I couldn’t find one that I liked that would let me use it … you know how so many do that “embedding disabled” thing. So, I decided I would put up one of our nominees instead. So I found Rascal Flatts. They aren’t singing “Every Day”, the one they were nominated for, they’re singing “I Melt.” Which I love. So here it is. Enjoy the boys!
Time for me to run. You guys enjoy your Thursday. There’s one great thing about Thursday — it’s almost the weekend. Talk to you soon!