Tonight is the 2016 CMT Artists of the Year, honoring achievements in country music. Check out all the details on each of the performers and honorees below. (CMT)
Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild
Karen Fairchild is one of the performers tonight at the 2016 CMT Artists of the Year event. Little Big Town happens to have just dropped a new single called “Better Man.”
Trainor will take the stage as a performer tonight, participating in the Shania Twain tribute. Recently, Trainor teamed up with Harry Styles to write a love song for Michael Buble and the tune leaked online. Teen Vogue reports the title of the track to be “Someday.”
Scott is one of the performers at the country event tonight. In a tribute performance to Shania Twain, Scott delivers a performance of “Man, I Feel Like a Woman”.
Zara Larsson is one of the stars taking the stage to perform at the CMT Artists of the Year show. Larsson will be teaming up with Rhett for a mash-up of his “Die A Happy Man” and Larsson’s “Never Forget You.”
Ballerini will be performing at the event tonight. She is also the recipient of the Breakout Star Award and an honoree.
Luke Bryan is one of the set performers at the 2016 CMT Artists of the Year show tonight. Bryan is also one of tonight’s honorees, telling Just Jared: Hey, I remember not being one, so I’m enjoying being one for five years. The first year, you’re like, ‘Oh, I can’t believe it! And now, I’m in the point of my career where I’m like, ‘Please let me in there!” Please keep me working!’ I gotta keep fooling people.
Thomas Rhett is set to perform at the CMT Artists of the Year event. He is also one of the honorees. At the event, Rhett was spotted hanging out with fellow honoree Luke Bryan.
Underwood is one of this year’s honorees and has been in the past as well. For Underwood’s acceptance as an honoree, the event played a tribute video, which featured Underwood’s baby boy.
Chris Stapleton is one of this year’s honorees. Additional honorees include Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett, among others.
Florida Georgia Line
Tonight, the country duo Florida Georgia Line will appear as honorees at the CMT Artists of the Year event.
Shania Twain is an honoree tonight and is receiving the equivalent of the Lifetime Achievement Award, titled the “Artist Of A Lifetime” award. There will also be a tribute in her honor. Meghan Trainor, Jill Scott and Kelsea Ballerini will participate in Twain’s tribute.