updated 04/29/2010 AT 1:00 PM ET
•originally published 04/29/2010 AT 1:15 PM ET
Someone alert the authorities: Kid Rock’s been given the keys to the CMT Music Awards.
“The rumors are true – I m hosting the CMT Awards live from Nashville on June 9th,” the singer announced on his Web site Thursday. “All I can promise is I will be awesome.”
The Detroit-based rocker may seem to be an unusual choice for the fan-voted country music award show, but Kid Rock has made Nashville a second home. He’s close pals with several country artists including Hank Williams Jr. and his daughter Holly Williams, and in 2005, he married Pamela Anderson at a Nashville honky tonk; it was one of a trio of celebrations before their short-lived marriage ended.