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Ron White To Host CMT's Artist Of Year Special

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FILE - This May 12, 2011 file image shows comedian Ron White during the CMT Disaster Relief Concert in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo) FILE - This May 12, 2011 file image shows comedian Ron White during the CMT Disaster Relief Concert in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Comedian Ron White will host CMT's celebration of 2013's top country music stars, making this year's show something of a boys club.

"CMT Artists of the Year" honoring Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes and Tim McGraw will air live for the first time this year.

John Hamlin, a senior vice president at CMT, said in a Tuesday news release the network is taking "a bit of a risk" signing on White, who's known for off-color comments.

The fourth annual artist of the year show will be held Dec. 3 in Nashville. It will feature performances by and for the night's honorees.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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