“Veronica Mars” star Kristen Bell and country singer Jason Aldean are hosting the 2013 CMT Music Awards, live from Nashville, Tenn. The show is loaded with special guests, presenters and performers, making it a fitting salute to the best country music had to offer.
Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Eric Church are tied for the most award nominations, with five each. Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and co-host Aldean also scores some nominations themselves. You can check check out the full list of nominees here.
The show also features performances from the likes of Lenny Kravitz, Nelly, Kacey Musgraves and more. Throw in appearances by Dr. Drew Pinsky, Vince Vaughn, Dax Shepard, Kelsey Grammer and Lorraine Bracco and you’ve got a very eclectic program.
The CMT Music Awards are live at 8 p.m. ET.

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