Laura Bell Bundy and Kristin Chenoweth Set for CMT Music Awards Programs
By Michael Gioia
Tony Award nominee Laura Bell Bundy will host the 2011 CMT Music Awards' "Video of the Year" special June 4.
On the one-hour special that will air at 2 PM ET on CMT, Bundy will portray everyone from Taylor Swift to Zac Brown as she presents the ten nominees for the CMT Music Awards' Video of the Year. The winner, chosen by fan votes, will be presented at the tenth anniversary awards ceremony June 8.
Bundy will also perform skits featuring characters from five of the nominated videos including Taylor Swift, Jennifer Nettles, Zac Brown, Jason Aldean and a coach from Kenny Chesney’s ”The Boys of Fall” video.
The nominees for the Video of the Year include Jason Aldean’s "My Kinda Party"; Kenny Chesney’s "The Boys of Fall"; Lady Antebellum’s "Hello World"; Miranda Lambert’s "The House That Built Me"; Rascal Flatts’ "Why Wait"; Sugarland’s "Stuck Like Glue"; Taylor Swift’s "Mine"; The Band Perry’s "If I Die Young"; Carrie Underwood’s "Undo It"; and Zac Brown Band’s "Colder Weather."
Bundy, who has starred on Broadway in Legally Blonde, Wicked and Hairspray, will also be seen this summer in CMT’s movie, “To The Mat.” Bundy stars as a Wall Street consultant in the movie, which also features Ricky Schroder. Both Bundy and co-star Schroder will appear at the CMT Music Awards as presenters.
The 2011 CMT Music Awards will be hosted by Kid Rock and will air live from Nashville’s Bridestone Arena on CMT and CMT.com.
Other presenters at the awards ceremony will include Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth and "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery.
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