Presenters revealed for 2021 “CMT Artists of the Year” airing LIVE from Nashville tomorrow Wednesday, October 13th at 9p/8c
Garth Brooks to honor Randy Travis with “Artist of a Lifetime” joining Connie Britton, Eric Church, Lady A, Michael W. Smith, Misty Copeland, Morgan Evans and Nelly as Presenters
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NASHVILLE - October 12, 2021 - CMT today revealed its star-powered list of Presenters for the 2021 “CMT Artists of the Year” celebration, airing LIVE from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center tomorrow, Wednesday, October 13th at 9p/8c on CMT.
Garth Brooks joins this year’s presenter lineup to honor friend and country legend Randy Travis with the highly-coveted “Artist of a Lifetime” award, alongside some of the biggest stars across music, television, entertainment and social media, including Connie Britton, Eric Church, Lady A, Michael W. Smith, Misty Copeland, Morgan Evans and Nelly who will honor this year’s “CMT Artists of the Year” honorees: Chris Stapleton, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Mickey Guyton and Travis. As previously announced, Boyz II Men, Jonas Brothers, Kevin Olusola of Pentatonix, Walker Hayes and Yola are scheduled to perform, along with Barrett, Brown, Ballerini, Combs and Guyton.\
The 90-minute special returns to its original format after adapting last year to honor some of the most vital and inspirational Americans on the frontlines of the pandemic. Artists honored as this year’s 2021 “CMT Artists of the Year” are Chris Stapleton, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini and Luke Combs, alongside “Breakout Artist of the Year” Mickey Guyton and “Artist of a Lifetime” Randy Travis. The 2021 “CMT Artists of the Year” ceremony will also feature never-before-seen performances and collaborations, with special guests, performers and presenters.
The 2021 “CMT Artists of the Year” is executive produced by CMT’s Margaret Comeaux, Switched On Entertainment’s John Hamlin; Amy Lin Johnson serves as Co-Executive Producer. The Executives in Charge of Production are Jackie Barba and Heather D. Graffagnino. Leslie Fram is Executive in Charge of Talent; Shanna Strassberg is Talent Producer.
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