Ashley McBryde To Appear as CMT Awards Host, Taylor Swift Added as Presenter

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Written by Lauren Laffer
Ashley McBryde To Appear as CMT Awards Host, Taylor Swift Added as Presenter
Ashley McBryde, Photo courtesy of CMT; Taylor Swift; Photo credit: Beth Garrabrant

Ashley McBryde will join the 2020 CMT Music Awards as the third and final host. The “One Night Standards” singer will join previously announced hosts Kane Brown and Sarah Hyland.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ashley as our third and final host for the 2020 CMT Music Awards!” said Leslie Fram, Senior Vice President, Music & Strategy, CMT, in a press release. “She rounds out our hosting trio perfectly and signifies the best and brightest of a new generation of country talent. Between our hosts and our all-star lineup of presenters, this year’s show promises to deliver one-of-a-kind performances and appearances from the year’s biggest stars at a time when we all could use an extraordinary night of fantastic music.”

“I am beyond excited, and maybe a little nervous, to host an awards show for the very first time,” added McBryde. “Luckily, it’s not all about me – it’s about celebrating bad ass music videos and the brilliant men and women that help us create them. I’ve loved watching and being part of this event in the past and I think the fans are really going to enjoy what we have planned for them. It’s going to be a blast!”

In addition, CMT revealed that Brandi Carlile, Demi Lovato, Diplo, Idina Menzel, Jessica Chastain, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Rob Thomas, Tanya Tucker and Taylor Swift would appear as presenters during the broadcast.

Fans can expect stand-out performances on the awards from Ashley McBrydeDan + ShayKane BrownLittle Big TownLuke BryanSam HuntShania TwainMorgan WallenGabby BarrettMaren MorrisCaylee HammackHARDYIngrid AndressMickey GuytonRiley GreenTravis DenningKelsea Ballerini with Halsey, Jimmie Allen with Noah Cyrus and Luke Combs with Brooks & Dunn.

The 2020 CMT Music Awards air Wednesday, October 21st at 8:00PM ET/7:00PM CT on CMT, MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, Pop and TV Land.