CMT announced its 2017 Artists of the Year: Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Stapleton and Keith Urban.
The artists will be honored on Oct. 18 at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center in a televised special, CMT Artists of the Year. In addition to paying tribute to the honorees with live performances from other artists—including those from outside the country genre—the 90-minute TV special will also “honor the unwavering spirit of those impacted by Hurricane Harvey and champion the many volunteers contributing to the ongoing rescue and recovery efforts.”
Additional awards, performers and special guests will be announced soon.
This year’s celebration will mark the sixth time Jason and Luke have been honored with a CMT Artist of the Year award since its inception in 2010.
— CMT (@CMT) September 6, 2017
CMT Artists of the Year airs live from Nashville on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. ET.
photo by Jason Simanek