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Kid Rock promises new tunes as he's named CMT Awards host
Nothing like an artist with the word Rock in his name to get you in the mood for country.
Kid Rock has been tapped to host the 2010 CMT Awards, airing June 9 from Nashville, to which he's proclaimed that he will be totally "awesome" at on his website.
The Michigan-based musician has made an impression on the country charts before with his country-rock tracks "All Summer Long" and "Picture," and, with this announcement, will likely try to strike again with his new album, as-yet-untitled and due this fall some time.
For a taste (heh), buyers unfortunate enough to pay for gift edition Jim Beam cartons or select Red Stag (read: cherry flavored) bottles will get downloads to a new Kid Rock track "Times Like These" and a six-song EP of live performances, according to Billboard. For those not in the know, Jim Beam is Rock's liquor sponsor.
Furthermore, Rock appears on a new version of Uncle Kracker's "It's Good to Be Me," out in May on that rocker's "Happy Hour."