The 2012 CMT Music Awards are a collection of both superstars and hot, new country talent. This week, stars like Carrie Underwood and Eric Church have been rehearsing their performances, while newcomers like Kip Moore, Jana Kramer and the FARM look to take the stage for the very first time. Scroll through these photos of artists preparing for Wednesday’s (June 6) CMT broadcast.

As previously reported, the list of performers brings Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, the Band Perry, Zac Brown Band, Luke Bryan, Pistol Annies and more to the stage this week. Presenters will include artists like Ronnie Dunn and Alan Jackson, as well as non-country talent like ‘Twilight’ actress Ashley Greene and comedian Dax Shepard.

Toby Keith and actress Kristen Bell are hosting the awards show, which begins at 8PM ET on CMT. Taste of Country will be covering the show extensively, so be sure to check back for all of the red carpet highlights and recaps of each performance and award.

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