Erin Andrews & NFL Star J.J. Watt to Co-Host CMT Music Awards

J. J. Watt and Erin Andrews at the CMT awards
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J. J. Watt and Erin Andrews pose for a portrait during the 2015 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 10, 2015 in Nashville, Tenn.  

Fox Sports anchor and Dancing With the Stars co-host Erin Andrews and Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt are teaming up to co-host this year's CMT Music Awards on June 8. Neither is a stranger to the awards show: Andrews co-hosted last year alongside actress Brittany Snow, while Watt presented and introduced a performance from Zac Brown Band.

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“I’m thrilled to come back to Nashville to co-host the CMT Music Awards,” Andrews said in a statement. “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.”

“Having presented at the CMT Awards last year, I got a first-hand look at the energy and excitement of the event and I am very excited to be involved in a much larger capacity this year as co-host,” Watt said. “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. I can’t wait to host the awards with Erin and be part of such a great night, honoring the biggest stars in country music.”

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