Kelsea Ballerini, Dan + Shay To Present On ‘CMT Artists Of The Year’

Chris Stapleton, Dan + Shay, Kelsea Ballerini, Dustin Lynch, Rascal Flatts lead singer Gary LeVox, and Yellowstone‘s Kelsey Asbille have all been announced as presenters at tonight’s (Wednesday, October 12th) CMT Artists of the Year event, taking place at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Performers include Alan Jackson, Carly Pearce, Cody Johnson, Kane Brown and Lainey Wilson, who will receive the Breakout Artist of the Year award. Walker Hayes and Ciara will also team up for a performance of their new collaboration, according to Country Now.

This year’s CMT Artists of the Year are Luke Combs, Carly Pearce, Walker Hayes, Kane Brown and Cody Johnson.

Luke will be presented his award by Dale Earnhardt, Jr., who will be appearing remotely from his annual Dale Jr. Foundation charity event in North Carolina. Riley Green will also take the stage to honor Luke.

As previously announced, Alan Jackson will receive the CMT Artist of a Lifetime award.

CMT Artists of the Year will premiere on the cable network on Friday (October 14th) at 9 p.m. ET.