The 2012 CMT Music Awards is TOMORROW!

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The biggest party in country music is less than 24 hours away when the 2012 CMT MUSIC AWARDS premieres LIVE tomorrow, June 6 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT, and 7:00 p.m. CT on CMT and   In a press conference held earlier today with hosts Toby Keith and Kristen Bell, executive producer John Hamlin announced that for the first time, the CMT MUSIC AWARDS will have performances from an outside stage, giving fans who were unable to secure tickets to the show, an opportunity to be part of the live event.  One of country’s favorite bad boys, Eric Church, will perform on the stage in the Bridgestone Arena Plaza, as will the legendary Hank Williams, Jr. with superstar Brad Paisley.

Fans are encouraged to arrive at the Bridgestone Arena Plaza no later than 7:00 p.m. to catch these stars making CMT MUSIC AWARDS history.

The 2012 CMT MUSIC AWARDS will include performances from Luke BryanKenny ChesneyEric ChurchJamey JohnsonToby KeithLady AntebellumLittle Big TownWillie NelsonBrad PaisleyPistol AnniesRascal FlattsDarius RuckerThe Band PerryCarrie UnderwoodHank Williams, Jr. and Zac Brown Band.  In addition, there will be appearances by Jason AldeanTom ArnoldSteve Austin, “American Idol” finalists Colton Dixon and Skylar LaineRonnie DunnSara EvansDario FranchittiAshley GreeneTony HawkAlan JacksonJake OwenHayden PanettiereKellie PicklerDenise RichardsDax Shepard and Jordin Sparks.  The five finalists for VIDEO OF THE YEAR will be announced at the beginning of the live show and fans can then vote at, CMT mobile, on the CMT Insider app and via text message throughout the live telecast (ET/CT only) to determine the night’s big winner.

For more information as it becomes available, follow CMT’s new Twitter handle (@CMT), hashtag #CMTawards and become a fan of the CMT MUSIC AWARDS on Facebook.

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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