By Travis Reilly

LOS ANGELES ( - Actress and singer Lucy Hale
will host the "MTV Video Music Awards Pre-Show" on Aug. 24. The
"Pretty Little Liars" star will work the red carpet alongside
MTV hosts Sway and Christina Garibaldi.

"Hosting this year's MTV VMA Red Carpet is the topper to a
pretty great year for me after releasing my first album," said
Lucy Hale in a statement given to TheWrap. "I'm looking forward
to meeting and talking to some of my favorite artists. It's
going to be an amazing night!"

Though Hale isn't slated to sing any of her popular country
songs, the pre-show coverage will include performances from
Charli XCX and popular girl band Fifth Harmony.

"We couldn't believe it when we were told that we get to
perform on the VMA red carpet," said Fifth Harmony's Ally
Brooke. "We've all grown up watching many of our favorite
artists perform at the VMAs and now to not only be nominated for
an award but also get to perform is phenomenal for us."

"I cannot wait to perform during the VMAs pre-show," added