Ashley McBryde will receive the CMT Artists of the Year Breakout Artist of the Year award and perform at this year’s 10th annual Artists of the Year celebration. This marks the third time in the history of the event the honor will be bestowed, with McBryde joining the ranks of previous honorees Chris Stapleton (2015) and Kelsea Ballerini (2016). The awards show will air live from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. ET on CMT.
McBryde’s career has continued to skyrocket to new heights this past year, earning her a first-time Grammy nomination for Best Country Album, a win for “Breakthrough Video of the Year” at this year’s 2019 CMT Music Awards, recognition as the Academy of Country Music’s “New Female Artist of the Year” and most recently, a 2019 CMA Awards nomination for “New Artist of the Year.”
McBryde was also named Breakthrough Artist of the Year in June as part of MusicRow Magazine’s MusicRow Awards. Her breakthrough single, “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” was named Song of the Year.
Her new single, “One Night Standards,” marks the first offering off her forthcoming 2020 sophomore album following her smash debut Girl Going Nowhere.
“I’m so excited to share the same stage as this fantastic group of artists and am honored to be there to celebrate alongside them!” shared McBryde.
This year’s 90-minute live music event marks a significant milestone for the franchise as it celebrates its decade-long anniversary. From once-in-a-lifetime performances to unexpected tributes and unforgettable toasts, the biggest stars in entertainment today will gather for the annual special to celebrate the five artists that have earned the right to be called “CMT Artists of the Year”: Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett. Country icon Reba McEntire will receive the prestigious “Artist of a Lifetime” award as well during the special. Additional performers, presenters, and special guests will be announced in the coming weeks.
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