Posted: 7:30 am Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

“CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR” PERFORMERS AND PRESENTERS ADDED 

By slateronk923

This week’s CMT Artists of the Year ceremony will feature appearances from stars of all walks of life. The lineup will include pop stars Meghan Trainor and Zara Larsson, R&B singer Jill Scott and Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild, who will each perform tributes to the night’s honorees. Trainor will join Scott and honoree Kelsea Ballerini to pay tribute to Shania Twain, who is receiving the third-annual “Artist of a Lifetime” award. Larsson will join honoree Thomas Rhett in a special mashup of Rhett’s chart-topper “Die a Happy Man,” and Larsson’s hit “Never Forget You.” Fairchild will join honoree Luke Bryan for a performance of their #1 duet “Home Alone Tonight.”

·         Presenters at the annual special will include gold medalist gymnasts Aly Raisman and Madison Kocian, as well as talk show host Arsenio Hall and Little Big Town.

·         The 2016 CMT Artists of the Year ceremony premieres on Thursday (10/20) at 9 PM ET.

·         The 2016 CMT Artists of the Year are: Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett.

·         Kelsea Ballerini will receive the second annual Artists of the Year “Breakout” Award.

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