NFL football pro J.J. Watt and DWTS correspondent Erin Andrews are teaming up to co-host the 2016 CMT Awards, taking place on Wednesday (June 8).
“I’m thrilled to come back to Nashville to co-host the CMT Music Awards,” Erin 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,” J.J., who plays for the Houston Texans, shared. “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.”
Erin hosted the event last year, and this marks J.J.‘s first hosting gig!