29 May 2015 03:37 PM EST
While the CMA, ACM and ACC Awards try various country stars' hands at TV hosting duties, the CMT Music Awards tend to have Hollywood going country for a night. Following in the stilettoed footsteps of actresses including Kristen Bell, Kathy Najimi and Pamela Anderson will this year be Dancing With the Stars and Fox NFL Sunday broadcaster Erin Andrews and Pitch Perfect star Brittany Snow, who will co-host the June 10th awards, live from Nashville.
Andrews is no stranger to the country scene; she presented at the 2011 CMA Awards, helped announce last year's ACM Awards nominees and was a special guest at Blake Shelton's annual fan club party in 2010.
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Bruce Springsteen Played 'My Generation' With the Who
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James Patterson Launches Children's Imprint
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