Last year he took his stage entrance straight out of a Shania Twain
video - swinging onto the stage on a crystal chandelier. This year, anything goes as famed comedian Jeff Foxworthy
returns for the second year as host of the 2006 CMT Music Awards, country music's only fan-voted music video award show, airing live on CMT Monday, April 10 at 8:00 p.m., ET.
"I think CMT and I are a perfect fit. I'm country, I like music and I own a TV," says Foxworthy about returning as host.
With Foxworthy at the helm, the 2005 CMT Music Awards set viewing records at the network, becoming CMT's highest rated and most watched telecast in channel history.
"Jeff's just a 'natural,' he never misses. CMT's stars love working with him," says Brian Philips, executive vice president and general manager, CMT. "We're thrilled to have him back at center stage after last year's record ratings."
Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country. He is the largest selling comedy-recording artist
in history, a multiple Grammy Award nominee and best-selling author of more than 15 books. Foxworthy stars in and executive produces the television series, Blue Collar TV
, which came about due to the success of Blue Collar Comedy Tour
, The Movie and the concert tour of the same name. Blue Collar Comedy Tour, Rides Again
, the sequel to the first film, has sold more than three million units since its release in December 2004.