2019 CMT Artists of the Year: Everything You Need To Know

Luke Combs, Bobby Bones; Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT
Luke Combs, Bobby Bones; Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT
Luke Combs, Bobby Bones; Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT

On Wednesday (Oct. 16), CMT will honor five of country music’s biggest superstars as the Artists of the Year during the network’s 10th Annual CMT Artists of the Year special. The star-studded event will also celebrate two honorees as the CMT Artist of a Lifetime as well as the CMT Breakthrough Artist of the Year.

The 90-minute special will highlight the five Artists of the Year with surprise musical pairings and special guests, plus a live-streamed remote performance from Underwood’s Cry Pretty Tour 360 in Cleveland, Ohio.

A number of special guest presenters and performers, from music, television and entertainment, have also been announced for the event, which is shaping up to be a must-see celebration for any country music fan.

Hoping to tune in? Here’s everything you need to know about the 2019 CMT Artists of the Year special.

What: 

2019 CMT Artists of the Year

When: 

Wednesday, October 16 at 8pm ET/PT

Where:

On CMT (check local listings for details)

2019 CMT Artists of the Year: 

Carrie Underwood
Dan + Shay
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett

CMT Artist of a Lifetime: 

Reba McEntire

CMT Breakthrough Artist of the Year:

Ashley McBryde

Special Guest Performers and Presenters: 

Bobby Bones
Chrissy Metz
Johnny Galecki
Lady Antebellum
Lauren Akins
Lonnie Chavis
Maddie & Tae
Sam Hunt
Vince Gill

Fans can join in the conversation by following #CMTAOTY.