Little Big Town bring ‘Summer Fever’ to CMT Music Awards

The Associated Press

Little Big Town may be hosting the 2018 CMT Music Awards, but they didn’t start the show off with jokes — they did so with their new single.

The country music foursome sang their funky song, “Summer Fever,” which featured colorful lights and disco balls onstage Wednesday at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

Little Big Town is hosting the show — which honors the year’s best country music videos — for the first time.

The group is nominated for three awards, but the night will likely belong to Carrie Underwood: She has a chance to extend her run as the most decorated artist in the history of the CMT Music Awards.

Underwood has 17 wins and she’s nominated for three awards at the show, including female video of the year.

Nominees for the top prize, video of the year, are Blake Shelton’s “I’ll Name the Dogs,” Thomas Rhett’s “Marry Me,” Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina’s “What Ifs,” Luke Combs’ “When It Rains It Pours” and Brett Young’s “Mercy.”

Other performers include Underwood, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Kelly Clarkson, Sam Hunt, Luke Bryan, the Backstreet Boys, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley and Darius Rucker.