Kid Rock Going Country for a Third Time

Kid Rock

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updated 11/23/2010 AT 11:00 AM ET

originally published 11/23/2010 AT 11:45 AM ET

Kid Rock might consider changing his name to Kid Country: The singer is set to make his third appearance on a nationally-broadcast Nashville awards program this year.

Rock is among the first guests announced exclusively to PEOPLE for the inaugural CMT Artists of the Year. The singer, who hosted the CMT Awards in June and performed “Born Free” on the CMA Awards in November, will present one of the trophies to the 2010 Artist of the Year winners: Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band.


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