Comedian Jeff Dunham is slated to host the CMT Music Awards Video of the Year Special, airing June 5th at 2 pm EST. That’s Country Music Television, city slickers. The hour-long special – not to be confused with the actual CMT awards (hosted by Kid Rock on June 9) — will features the 10 country videos nominated for the Video of the Year award; fans can vote online at cmt.com to determine the winner.
The move for the Country music station to ink a deal with Dunham isn’t a surprise since CMT has clearly been beefing up its comedy content the last few years, regularly airing Larry the Cable Guy holiday specials, Blue Collar Comedy Tour specials and most recently co-sponsoring Rooftop Comedy’s search for the Next Big Comic.
The question remains: will Dunham use his famous redneck puppet persona, Bubba J for good or for evil?