CMT revealed the lineup of performers and presenters for next week’s telecast of the “2019 CMT Artists of the Year” special. The program airs live from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
The growing list includes Bobby Bones, Chrissy Metz, Johnny Galecki, Lady Antebellum, Lauren Akins, Lonnie Chavis, Maddie & Tae, Sam Hunt, Vince Gill and more.
The 90-minute special will feature live performances from “2019 CMT Artists of the Year” honorees Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett and “Breakout Artist of the Year” awardee Ashley McBryde. “This Is Us” actress Chrissy Metz will debut a special performance in honor of first-time “CMT Artists of the Year” honoree Luke Combs.
Two-time “CMT Artists of the Year” recipient Lady Antebellum will take the stage, as will country powerhouse Sam Hunt, to recognize previously announced “Artist of a Lifetime” recipient Reba McEntire. Her award will be bestowed by fellow country music icon Vince Gill.
“CMT Artists of the Year” is executive produced by CMT’s Margaret Comeaux and Switched On Entertainment’s John Hamlin; the executives in charge of production are Jackie Barba and Heather D. Graffagnino.