The celebrity line-up for the third annual 2012 CMT Artists of the Year continues to heat up with appearances or performances by Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Eli Young Band, Sammy Hagar, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Kenny Rogers, Thompson Square, Carrie Underwood, Chris Young, Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson and more to be announced.
Rascal Flatts and Nashville actress Hayden Panettiere will host the 90-minute special honoring the top country acts of 2012. The show premieres Saturday, December 8 at 11:00 p.m., ET/PT.
For the first time, CMT is keeping the list of honorees secret until they are revealed on December 8. The show was previously taped in Nashville.
CMT Artists of the Year is executive produced by R.A. Clark, John Hamlin and Margaret Comeaux.