2021 “CMT Artists of the Year” returns LIVE from Nashville on Wednesday, October 13th at 9p/8c


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WHAT: The 2021 “CMT Artists of the Year” will return LIVE from Nashville this October to honor the top five country artists who collectively ruled the last 12 months in country music, leading across all CMT’s platforms, scoring chart-topping albums and singles while simultaneously finding creative ways to connect with fans and meet the personal and professional challenges posed by the pandemic. 

The 90-minute special will return to Schermerhorn Symphony Center, after adapting its original format last June to honor some of the most vital and inspirational Americans on the frontlines of the pandemic. The 2021 “CMT Artists of the Year” will once again feature surprise musical pairings and special guests; honorees, additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

WHEN: LIVE Wednesday, October 13th at 9p/8c


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MORE INFO: For more information, visit CMT.com, follow @CMT on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok, use hashtag #CMTAOTY and ‘like’ CMT Artists of the Year on Facebook.


About CMT:

CMT is the leading authority on country music and lifestyle, offering a mix of original series, music events and specials. CMT is everywhere its fans are, including two cable channels (CMT and the 24-hour music channel, CMT Music), radio (CMT Radio), digital (CMT.com) and social (@CMT on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube). CMT is a unit of ViacomCBS Inc. (Nasdaq: VIACA, VIAC) (“ViacomCBS”). For more information, please visit cmtpress.com.

Press contacts:

Ali Marszalkowski, Ali.Marszalkowski@viacomcbs.com

Rebecca Lawlor, Rebecca.Lawlor@viacomcbs.com 


2021 CMT Artists of the Year


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