Here's Who's Hosting The CMT Awards This Year

A lot has changed since the 2019 CMT Awards — but not everything. In 2019, fans were regaled by three hosts, which are also some of country music's biggest names: Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, and Dolly Parton (via Country Living). The three host formula seems to have worked, since for this year's show, often called "Country Music's Biggest Night," we will also be treated to three hosts. The "who" is getting a changeup, however, with two country stars and one Hollywood actress set to carry us through the night's events. Ashley McBryde and Kane Brown will be joined by Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland on October 21, according to The Boot. The outlet reports that while the hosts will be live, portions of the night's events are pre-taped.

In a statement, the CMT Awards show producers explained their choices. "Kane and Sarah are young stars on momentous career rolls: Sarah is an award-winning, sought-after Hollywood actor who's been a familiar face to millions of TV households for over 10 years; and Kane is a self-made success story who has skyrocketed to country music fame by crossing musical genres and delivering history-making hits. We're thrilled to welcome them both to their first-time hosting duties at the CMT Music Awards" (via CMT News).

Sarah Hyland and Ashley McBryde share their reactions to being named hosts

About her hosting gig, Hyland said, "I'm so excited to be co-hosting the 2020 CMT Music Awards this year! Fans are the backbone of music and art — without them we would never be able to do what we love." Meanwhile, Brown will also perform on Wednesday night and he could take home an award.

As for McBryde, she said in a statement about her new hosting duties, "I am beyond excited, and maybe a little nervous, to host an awards show for the very first time" (via People). She added, "Luckily, it's not all about me. It's about celebrating badass music videos and the brilliant men and women that help us create them." She also promised the night would be "a blast!"

For their part, the CMT Awards show producers said about McBryde joining the crew, "She rounds out our hosting trio perfectly and signifies the best and brightest of a new generation of country talent."