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Taylor Swift to perform at CMT Awards

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If you’re going to throw a party in Nashville — especially one where little gold statuettes will be handed out — you kind of have to invite Taylor Swift. So it’s only right that this year’s CMT Music Awards get that formality out of the way.

The first batch of performers have been announced for this year’s show, which takes place on Wednesday, June 5, at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. In addition to Swift, the stage will belong to Pistol Annies (whose excellent new album Annie Up is out now), Luke Bryan, Hunter Hayes, and Little Big Town, with more to come.

This year’s show is co-hosted by “Take a Little Ride” hitmaker Jason Aldean and sloth enthusiast Kristen Bell.

Voting is now open for the awards, which will air live at 8 p.m. ET on CMT.

Who are you most looking forward to seeing perform on this year’s CMT Music Awards? And what song should Swift bust out during her time in the spotlight?

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