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J.J. Watt to Carrie Underwood: You Married a Hockey Player???

6/9/2016 8:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

J.J. Watt threatening to fight Carrie Underwood's hockey player husband??? That happened ... sorta. 

It was all part of Watt's big comedy bit at the CMT Music Awards Wednesday night -- when Watt jokingly hit on a bunch of hot married famous chicks ... including Carrie. It culminated in a funny standoff with Mike Fisher

Watt was actually pretty good as a co-host ... considering hosting's not really his day job. 

J.J. Watt Gone Country Hosting CMT Awards

5/25/2016 9:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0525-jj-watt-gettyMVP meets CMT. 

J.J. Watt has officially been tapped to co-host the CMT Music Awards next month -- after impressing producers as a presenter during last year's show. 

CMT announced Watt will join Erin Andrews -- who hosted the show last year along with Brittany Snow. But Snow's out -- and Watt's in. 

"I am very excited to be involved in a much larger capacity this year as co-host,” Watt said.

"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.”

Andrews also commented -- saying, "I can’t wait to see what antics J.J. and I will get into together."

Timbaland I'm Going Country ... With Justin Timberlake!!

11/17/2015 12:49 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Hip-hop and R&B producer supreme Timbaland is ready to get his twang on, y'all ... and he's gonna do it with his pal Justin Timberlake.

Timbaland was on TMZ Live Tuesday and we brought up JT bringing down the house at the CMAs with his Chris Stapleton duet. Since Timberlake and Timbaland are connected at the musical hip ... we had to know if a country record was in the works. 

Tim told us, "We are country! He's from Tennessee, I'm from VA!"

Watch the rest of his answer -- it sure looks like Justin and his fav producer will be dipping their feet in the Nashville pool soon.

Blake & Gwen Here We Are, Nashville! [TMZ TV]

11/6/2015 9:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton finally stopped hiding from fans and cameras, and they picked country music's biggest night for their coming out.

The pic we got of their fingers interlocked -- while sipping drinks at a CMA after-party -- kinda tells the story!

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Steven Tyler Forget Rebel's Rant ... Yo, Kylie Jenner, Call Me!

11/5/2015 6:34 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Kim Kardashian and the fam have an unlikely ally in Nashville, and his name's Steven Tyler ... who's ready and willing to make room for their asses on any stage they want.

Steven was leaving a CMA after-party when we asked him about Rebel Wilson going off on the Jenner/Kardashian clan ... blasting them as talentless hacks.

Check it out ... the Aerosmith frontman did NOT hesitate to tell us where he stands on the issue.

Sorry, Rebel ... Tyler's never been one to turn down hot chicks.

CMAs Justin, Jason and Luke Hit the Town

11/5/2015 6:47 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Justin Timberlake, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and a ton of other stars hit the bars and other party scenes in Nashville after the CMAs.

Kacey Musgraves, Sam Hunt, Brett Eldredge, Keith Urban and others let loose. It was bigger than country this time around ... lots of crossovers.

John Rich We Love Gwen Stefani

11/5/2015 6:33 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Country star John Rich says there's no need to pick sides in the Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert divorce ... he's just stoked Gwen Stefani is now in the picture.

The Big & Rich singer was leaving Legends Corner after the CMA Awards Wednesday, when our photog asked about the turn of events now that Blake is dating Gwen.

Turns out John is a HUGE Gwen Stefani fan, so he was actually borderline excited.

Carrie Underwood Suck It, Mr. President!!!

11/6/2014 6:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Carrie Underwood may not be your classic country s**t-kicker, but she's definitely a s**t-stirrer ... because she got the CMA crowd all riled up Wednesday night by taking a shot at the Prez.

Carrie and Brad Paisley got all political with a reference to Taylor Swift, whom they suggested has abandoned country music.

There's a tiny bit of room for interpretation ... whether the audience is going wild over the fact that the Democrats lost the Senate, or whether Obama is so unpopular he derailed his own party.

It's the second time in 2 years Obama's been skewered at the Country Music Awards.

Oh, and Brad took a shot at TMZ, too. We'll take that as a challenge.

CMT Awards It's a Black Thang, Y'All!!

6/7/2013 3:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Nelly, Darius Rucker, and Cowboy Troy hit up the CMT Awards ... on purpose -- proving country music is going the way of baseball, basketball, golf, and even hockey!

Ok, maybe not hockey. Yet.

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Black Guys At Country Music Awards WHO'D YOU RATHER?

6/6/2013 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
0606_cmt_awards_ratherCountry singer Cowboy Troy (42), Hootie frontman Darius Rucker (47) and rapper Nelly (38) represented the African American community while walking the red carpet at the 2013 CMT Music Awards last night. 

The question is...

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