Host Kid Rock definitely turned the CMT Awards show into a party last night in Nashville. He kicked off the night by rocking out in an opening number with Hank Williams Jr.
He told the crowd afterward, “Just to be forewarned,” he told the audience. “If there’re any, like, Kanye West-ism going on, I’m about to bring out two beautiful ladies. Anyone thinking about grabbing a mic, myself or Bochephus will personally punch you in the mouth. Maybe I can get Trace Adkins … and then your weekend is really messed up.”
Later, he came onstage smoking a cigar. “I know there’s no smoking,” he said to a fan. “I got the memo. Calm down.”
He was also seen backstage doing shots in his dressing room with Kellie Pickler and other stars. Toward the end of the show, he said, “I felt good at the beginning. Now I feel real good, you know what I mean?”
For the final award, he was joined onstage by Sheryl Crow. He grabbed her and said, “Will you just have my baby?” Sheryl replied, “I don’t know how to answer that. If it’s a girl, maybe.