When we heard that Kristen Bell would be co-hosting the CMT Music Awards alongside Toby Keith, we hoped we’d get a chance to hear her sing a little country song. It’s a little-known fact that Bell has some impressive pipes — in fact, she began her career on Broadway.
Lucky for us, she did sing a few lines during the show, in an impromptu audition for Miranda Lambert’s band, “Pistol Annies.” She made up the song herself, of course — though lines like “I got Pistol Annie tattooed on my fanny, I’m nice to men but I’m mean to my granny” would fit right in with Lambert’s repertoire.
“In retrospect that last line did sound a little bit stalkery now that I’m hearing it out loud,” she joked, “but I kind of think I nailed it. Miranda, if you could just call me or text me or let me know I’m in the band…”
During the show, Bell found time to do some tweeting. She took to the site to show fans how she got her sustenance — courtesy of some peaches cut with scissors. Hey, when a girl’s gotta eat, a girl’s gotta eat.
— Kristen Bell(@IMKristenBell) June 7, 2012