The 2014 CMT Music Awards air June 4 live at 8pm ET on CMT, but the network is getting the party started earlier on June 4 — at 7am ET/PT — with a countdown to the big event.
The 7am show on June 4 will reveal the six finalists for Video of the Year in a one-hour special. Immediately after the special, fans can vote all day and night throughout the live awards telecast (ET/CT only) at CMT.com, CMT mobile and via text message to determine the big winner.
At 11am ET/PT on June 4, CMT will air an encore of Inside Fame: Florida Georgia Line, a look at the country duo set to perform at the 2014 CMT Music Awards.
Throughout the day on June 4, CMT’s Cody Alan will give live updates and a behind-the-scenes look at the 2014 CMT Music Awards, counting down until the red carpet.
Speaking of the red carpet, coverage of that will air live June 4 at 7pm ET on CMT and CMT.com. According to CMT, a surprise country star will give a live performance as hosts Cody Alan, Katie Cook, Alecia Davis and Allison DeMarcus report from the red carpet.
This is followed, of course, by the main event — the 2014 CMT Music Awards — live at 8pm ET. Kristen Bell hosts the ceremony from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The event will include performances by Blake Shelton, Brantley Gilbert, Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes, Jake Owen, Jennifer Nettles, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Lee Ann Womack, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, and Miranda Lambert. In addition, Brett Eldredge, Cole Swindell, Dan + Shay, Danielle Bradbery, David Nail, Thomas Rhett and Tyler Farr will be performing on the Nationwide Insurance Stage.
Among the presenters announced at this point are actresses Beth Behrs, Kate Walsh and Brooklyn Decker; Cassadee Pope; actor James Van Der Beek; LeAnn Rimes; Rascal Flatts and Steve Austin.
The 2014 CMT Awards air June 4 live at 8pm ET on CMT. Red-carpet coverage airs live at 7pm ET.