CMT has announced its official Artists of the Year for 2016. The honorees Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, and Carrie Underwood will be honored at a Nashville ceremony in October.
This is the first time that Chris Stapleton and Thomas Rhett have been given the award, but last year Chris won the Breakout Award. This will be the fifth year in a row that Luke Bryan is receiving the award, and the fourth time for Florida Georgia Line, and the third time for Carrie Underwood.
This year’s Breakout Artist of the Year award will go to Kelsea Ballerini, who was the first female country artist in history to hit the number one spot three times in a row with her first three singles of a debut album. That record includes duos and groups, so it’s quite an accomplishment. She is also the first solo female artist in history to have a simultaneous chart topping on both the Country Airplay and Hot Country Singles.
This year’s CMT Awards will take place October 20 at Nashville’s Music City’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The lineup of the performers and special guests have yet to be announced.
Previous winners of the Artists of the Year award include Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt, Tim McGraw, and Keith Urban.
More in News
Sophie Turner Quitting Acting
The Game of Thrones actress has been done filming Season 8 since last summer, and apparently she’s been on a hiatus...April 17, 2019
Hoda Kotb Adopts Her Second Child
Following Tuesday morning’s episode of Today, the co-anchor announced via phone that she has adopted a second child, a daughter named...April 16, 2019
Wendy Williams Files for Divorce
Yesterday, it was confirmed that the daytime talk show host has officially filed for divorce from her husband of over two...April 12, 2019
Nipsey Hussle Memorial Service Draws Thousands
The late rapper’s ‘Celebration of Life’ is taking place at the Staples Center today, and TMZ is live streaming what’s expected...April 11, 2019
Charles Van Doren Dead at 93
Charles Van Doren, one of the most infamous TV game show contestants of all time, has passed away. According to...April 10, 2019
Kim Kardashian Taking Bar Exam in 2022
The reality star has plans to follow in her father Robert Kardashian’s footsteps by becoming an attorney, and she’s aiming to...April 10, 2019