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WATCH: Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton, and Little Big Town Cover 'I Won’t Back Down'

October 19, 2017

CMT's 2017 Artists of the Year special was held in Nashville October 17 and it was an unforgettable night. The 90-minute event featured performances, surprise guests, and paid tribute to those impacted by the recent hurricanes, wildfires, and the tragedy in Las Vegas.

A major highlight of the evening was Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton, and Little Big Town hitting the stage together to perform a cover of the late Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down."

The honorees of the night included Aldean, Stapleton, Urban, Luke Bryan, and Florida Georgia Line who were all selected by the network as a premiere country artist in 2017. Each artist delivered hope and healing through the power of their music.