CMT Hires Farmer To Host Its 'Top 20 Countdown'

TLC personality Evan Farmer is the new host of CMT's top-rated weekly CMT Top 20 Countdown.
Most recently known as host and handyman on TLC's home makeover series While You Were Out, Farmer begins his CMT hosting duties when Top 20 Countdown airs Feb. 5 at 11 a.m. (ET/PT). The show then encores throughout the weekend.
"Evan is a gifted broadcaster with music in his DNA. He is also a one-of-a-kind talent with an impressively unique resume," said John Hamlin, senior vice president, production, development and talent for CMT in a statement. "We're thrilled to have him at CMT."
"Hosting CMT Top 20 Countdown is a dream job for me," said Farmer. "I get to interview inspiring people, surround myself with great music and stay close to my family here in Nashville. CMT already feels like home."
After graduating from Tulane University with a degree in architecture, Farmer moved to New York City to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. Farmer first made headlines in 1998, in MTV's first made-for-television movie and TV series 2GE+HER. Farmer took his career on the road as he shared the stage with Britney Spears during her 2000 "Oops I Did It Again" summer tour.
In addition to being host and handyman on TLC's Emmy-nominated home makeover series While You Were Out from 2002 - 2006, Farmer has appeared in such films and television shows as Austin Powers in Goldmember, Shaft Returns, JAG and Total Request Live.