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CMT Artists Of Year Live Stream 2017

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CMT Artists Of Year Live Stream 2017

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The 2017 CMT Artists of the Year special airs live from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Wednesday night. Gossip Cop has a live stream of the event available online. Watch it below!

This year’s special will forgo conventional award presentations and acceptance speeches, and instead offer hope and healing in the wake of this month’s deadly mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas, as well as the recent onslaught of hurricanes. The honorees include Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban and Jason Aldean, who was performing on stage at the time of the Las Vegas massacre. All of this year’s recipients are expected to deliver heartfelt messages to their fans addressing the recent tragedies.

The 90-minute special, now in its eighth year, will also feature plenty of performances from country artists and other music superstars. Andra Day and Little Big Town will team up for a performance of Day’s hit anthem “Rise Up,” and will then be joined by Lee Ann Womack and Common for Day’s new song, “Stand Up for Something.” Additional performers include the Backstreet Boys and “American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips, who will perform a special version of Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road,” which is being honored as CMT’s first-ever Song of the Year.

In regard to the tone of this year’s show, CMT and TV Land general manager Frank Tanki noted in a statement, “Given the devastation of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the mass shootings in Las Vegas, we feel a commitment to our fans to address all of the tragedies not in one somber and solemn moment or segment, but rather devote the entire evening to uplifting the fans through high-spirited music.” He added, “The special has always been a place where artists from different genres can stand side-by-side, and now more than ever, we want to showcase the power of unity and resilience through music.” The 2017 CMT Artists of the Year special kick off at 8 p.m. ET. *The live stream is now over.

 


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