Hosts Announced for CMT Artists of the Year!
Rascal Flatts and Nashville actress Hayden Panettiere are joining forces to host the third annual 2012 CMT Artists of the Year. The 90-minute special will celebrate some of country music’s biggest artists and their accomplishments this year. It will be filled with performances and special appearances from others in the entertainment industry. Rascal Flatts band member Jay DeMarcus admits that they “are honored to be co-hosting the CMT Artists of the Year with Hayden.” He joked, “Save the cheerleader, host a TV show!” Now that Hayden has made Music City her new home, she says she’s “happy to be embraced by the country community and to be included in such a big event.” The 2012 CMT Artists of the Year will premiere on December 8th at 11PM Eastern on CMT.