If there was any way the CMT Awards wasn't a big event for Kree Harrison, it would be hard to find. The recent runner-up of "American Idol" Season 12 reported it was her first award show, thus making it her first red carpet as well ... with her performance of her first single slated later in the evening, a night after she made her Grand Ole Opry debut with an assist from "Idol" judge Keith Urban. "I wanted the opportunity to work my butt off," Harrison said of her somewhat crazed current schedule. "I'm doing what I love."
-- Jay Bobbin, Zap2it