CMT has revealed the country stars slated to be honored at its 2022 CMT Artists of the Year celebration held at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center and premiering Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. CT on CMT.
Among them are Carly Pearce, Cody Johnson, Kane Brown, Luke Combs and Walker Hayes, who collectively dominated the last 12 months in country music by notching chart-topping albums and singles, and giving performances that entertain and inspire their millions of fans. Pearce, Johnson and Hayes will celebrate their first time as honorees for their outstanding achievements, while Brown and Combs will each nab their third evening of honors (2019, 2021 & 2022).
Margaret Comeaux, CMT’s Senior Vice President of Production, Music & Events notes, “We are honored to recognize the astounding achievements of this illustrious group of artists over the past year. Carly, Cody, Kane, Luke and Walker all represent the vibrant future of the country music format, as they defy convention and blaze new trails, breaking industry records and genre barriers. We can’t wait to celebrate their extraordinary accomplishments alongside their fellow artists and friends.
The 90-minute special will feature some of music’s biggest stars celebrating the group of honorees with performances, collaborations and congratulatory moments.
Musical pairings, special guests, additional honorees, performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.
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