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Take an Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Peek at the CMT Awards Green Room


When it’s bottoms-up time tonight at the CMT Music Awards, stars like Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert – and “Bottoms Up” singer Brantley Gilbert – may head backstage to raise a glass in the CMT “green” room (actually painted a rich purple to match corporate sponsor Crown Royal’s packaging) stocked with goodies for the A-list set at the show.

PEOPLE Country got a sneak peek at backstage room and here’s what the stars will find waiting for them:

Lounge. Hunter Hayes can trade guitar tricks (and licks) with Keith Urban in the swank seating areas.

Eats. A mid-show pizza delivery à la Ellen DeGeneres at the Oscars is unlikely, so if The Band Perry or the guys from Florida Georgia Line get peckish, they can nibble on Rice Krispie treats, beef sticks and granola bars, or grab a plate of chicken pesto sliders, wild rice orzo and chips and queso.

Drinks. Should Eric Church want to put a drink in his hand during the show, he can head to the bar (offering signature whisky cocktails like Maple Ice Tea and Crown Royal Black Manhattan) and rest his drink on a specialty Martin guitar coaster.

Tune in to the CMT Music Awards Wednesday night at 8 p.m. ET on CMT, and follow @peoplemag on Twitter and Instagram for even more behind-the-scenes scoop from the show!

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