Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, and Casey James to Perform at CMT Music Awards!

The CMT Music Awards just got a lot more happening with a whole lot more Idol! Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, and Casey James have been added as performers on the Nationwide Insurance stage at the CMT Music Awards. Check out the press release after the jump!

NASHVILLE – May 31, 2012 – The 2012 CMT MUSIC AWARDS promises to be a great night of live music with the addition of Lauren Alaina, Casey James, Jana Kramer, Scotty McCreery, Kip Moore and The Farm as performers on the Nationwide Insurance stage. For the fifth year in a row, Nationwide Insurance will be prominently featured throughout the night on a branded performance stage resembling its blue frame logo. The 2012 CMT MUSIC AWARDS will air LIVE on Wednesday, June 6 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT on CMT and

Via CMT press release

Typically performers on this stage get short performance slots that air as the show goes to commercial. Should still be a great way to showcase current/new singles for the target audience!

Carrie Underwood is already announced as a main stage performer. Also performing on the main stage are Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley, Pistol Annies, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry, Hank Williams, Jr. and Zac Brown Band.

Carrie, Scotty, Lauren, and Kellie Pickler are all nominated for CMT Music Awards this year with Carrie’s 5 nominations leading the pack. So, CMT, how about adding Ms. Kellie Pickler (who should be back from her 5th U.S.O. tour by then) to your list of performers? And maybe the likes of Bucky Covington, Josh Gracin, and Ms. Skylar Laine to present?

The CMT Music Awards air next Wednesday June 6th at 8 PM Eastern on CMT and The awards are fan voted. According to the press release:

Fans can vote online at, and on their mobile device at CMT Mobile or the CMT Insider app available on iPhone, iPad and Android now through June 4 to determine the winners. The five finalists for VIDEO OF THE YEAR will be announced at the beginning of the live show and fans can then vote at, CMT mobile, on the CMT Insider app and via text message throughout the live telecast (ET/CT only) to determine the night’s big winner.

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