Ashley McBryde will be honored with the Breakout Artist of the Year award at the CMT Artists of the Year celebration on Oct. 16 at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Ashley will be the third recipient of the award, following Kelsea Ballerini (2016) and Chris Stapleton (2015).
In addition, this year’s ceremony will recognize CMT’s five Artists of the Year—Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett—while Reba McEntire will be presented with the Artist of a Lifetime award.
“I’m so excited to share the same stage as this fantastic group of artists and am honored to be there to celebrate alongside them,” says Ashley.
Ashley’s recent accomplishments include:
- 2019 Grammy nomination for Best Country Album
- 2019 ACM award for New Female Artist of the Year
- 2019 CMT award for Breakthrough Video of the Year
- 2019 CMA award nomination for New Artist of the Year
The artists will be honored on Oct. 16 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 feature a live-streamed performance from Carrie Underwood’s Cry Pretty 360 Tour in Cleveland, Ohio.
Additional awards, performers and special guests will be announced soon.
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