“I had so much fun last year, and I can’t wait to see what antics J.J. and I will get into together. Plus, there’s nothing better than seeing my favorite country artists get recognized for their great work,” the Fox sideline correspondent and Dancing with the Stars co-host said in a statement.
Watt, who has a role in the movie Bad Moms out this summer, presented at the awards show last year and expressed his excitement about returning in a larger capacity. “There are two things that I know about the people of Nashville: They love country music and they know how to throw a party. When you put those two things together, it makes for one heck of a night,” the NFL Defensive Player of the Year said.
In other news from the CMT camp, Cam and Fifth Harmony have been added to the list of performers. The stars will unite for a mash-up of Cam’s “Mayday” and Fifth Harmony’s “Work from Home.”
CMT also announced the first round of presenters, including actors Vince Vaughn and Rob Riggle and country artists Cole Swindell and Kellie Pickler. Last week the network revealed that Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, and Luke Bryan are among the big names that will perform at the show.
Fans can vote now through June 6 for the video of the year winners on cmt.com. The 2016 CMT Music Awards air June 8 at 8 p.m. ET.