By Brian Marder, Hollywood.com Staff
Actress and apparent country-music fan Kristen Bell is set to co-host next month's 11th Annual CMT Awards with nominee and genre legend Toby Keith. ""Country music makes me happy,"" Bell told People.com of her upcoming gig, adding that she is thrilled at the prospect of encountering one of her favorite singers, Miranda Lambert.
Seven-time winner Keith, meanwhile, said, ""It's an honor to get that call."" It'll be his second time hosting the ceremony alongside a big-name celeb with seemingly no ties to country music: In 2003, he co-hosted with Pamela Anderson.
Fans are able to vote for their favorite country artists through June 4 online. Winners will be announced at the main event, which will air live June 6 on CMT and feature performances by Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, lead nominee Carrie Underwood and many more.
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