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2017 CMT Artists of the Year Honorees Announced

September 6, 2017

This year's CMT Artists of the Year have been announced. The honorees include Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Stapleton, and Keith Urban. Selected by CMT, they will each be honored as a premiere country artist of 2017.

According to CMT, the 90-minute event will feature performances, surprise guests, and even honor those impacted by the recent hurricanes, wildfires, and the tragedy in Las Vegas. The special will air live from Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center on October 18 at 8 p.m. ET.