Kristen Bell returns to host the 2014 CMT Music Awards

With two years of CMT Music Awards hosting experience under her belt, television and movie actress Kristen Bell revealed this morning on Twitter that she will return to host country music’s biggest party of the year when the 2014 CMT Music Awards air live on Wednesday, June 4th at 8 pm ET. Bell previously co-hosted the fan-voted show with Jason Aldean in 2013 and Toby Keith in 2012, but this year she will host solo.

“After two years of duets with amazing partners, I’m really excited for my first solo effort,” said Bell. “I love that the country community has welcomed me so warmly and I can’t wait to head back to Nashville for what’s sure to be another amazing show this year.”

Broadcast from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, the 2014 CMT Music Awards will include performances by Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, and Miranda Lambert, with more performances to be announced soon. Fans can vote online at and on their mobile device at CMT Mobile now through June 1st to determine the winners. The six finalists for Video Of The Year will be announced on the morning of June 4th and fans can then vote all day and throughout the live telecast (ET/CT only) at, CMT mobile and via text message to determine the night’s big winner.

“After two years of duets with amazing partners, I’m really excited for my first solo effort.”

Kristen Bell is currently starring as Jeannie Van Der Hooven in the third season of the Showtime series, House of Lies. Earlier this year she reprised the title role in Warner Brothers’ film Veronica Mars and she also lent her voice to the acclaimed new Disney animated feature, Frozen. Bell starred in and co-produced the comedy Hit & Run, and recently played the lead role in the independent film Lifeguard, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and opened this past summer.

Her other film credits include Forgetting Sarah Marshall, When in Rome, Couples Retreat, Movie 43, Some Girls, You Again, and Burlesque. Her television credits include Veronica Mars, Deadwood, Heroes and Party Down while her Broadway credits include Tom Sawyer and The Crucible.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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