The 2019 CMT Artists of the Year celebration will return this October with an all new ensemble of artists. Announced early Tuesday morning (9/17), this year’s AOTY class includes Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, Dan + Shay and Kane Brown.
According to Associated Press, each of the five honorees were selected by CMT for their chart-topping success in the last year, as well as their ability to sell-out shows.
We’re thrilled to announce our CMT Artists of the Year honoree class: @carrieunderwood, @DanAndShay, @kanebrown, @lukecombs and @ThomasRhett Tune in for an unforgettable night of celebrating country music on October 16th at 8/7c on CMT! #CMTAOTY pic.twitter.com/y4B10IbOWW
— CMT (@CMT) September 17, 2019
This year marks the first time that Combs, Dan + Shay and Brown have been recognized at the Artists of the Year ceremony while Rhett and Underwood have each been recognized before.
Performers for the show will be announced at a later date.
The CMT Artists of the Year celebration will take place at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville on October 16th at 8/7c on CMT.
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