The Motor City’s own Kid Rock will be hosting this year’s CMT Music Awards, airing live from Nashville on June 9.

“The rumors are true – I’m hosting the CMT Awards live from Nashville on June 9th… All I can promise is I will be awesome,” the rap-rocker, who counts country stars Kellie Pickler, Sheryl Crow, and Keith Urban among his celebrity pals, penned in a message to fans posted on his website Thursday.

Rock is best known for incorporating elements of hip hop, rap metal, blues rock, southern rock, funk, and country into his music.