Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line and Chris Stapleton have been selected by CMT this year’s premiere Country artists! Congrats guys!
Each will be celebrated on October 18th as the eighth annual CMT Artists of the Year special will air live from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The night will toast each honoree with never-before-seen performances and hilarious and emotional moments during the 90-minute special.
This years special will go beyond the world of Country Music, honouring those impacted by Hurricane Harvey and champion the many volunteers contributing to the ongoing rescue and recovery efforts.
While each of them have been named ‘Artists of the Year’ by CMT in the past, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line all took the time to share their appreciation.
Two of my favourite all-time performances came from the AOTY special in the past! Press play below to check out Darius Rucker & Adele(Yes Adele!!!) covering Lady A’s “Need You Now” from 2010 and Eric Church honouring Merle Haggard with “Working Man Blues” back in 2014!