CMT AOTY: Reba McEntire Enjoys an Inspirational, Emotional Night

Thursday, October 17, 2019 -- 12:03 am EDT

Reba McEntire accepts the CMT Artist of a Lifetime award, presented by Vince Gill


Corb Lund Covers “Ride On” in the Rocky Mountains

Thursday, October 17, 2019 -- 12:01 am EDT

Corb Lund reimagines AC/DC's "Ride On" with songwriter Ian Tyson


CMT AOTY: Thomas Rhett Puts Prayer Over Praise

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 -- 10:32 pm EDT

Is Lauren Akins too biased to stand on the stage and sing her husband’s praises? Probably. But she’s so, so good at it that it feels like she’s the best woman for the job. So there she was on stage on Wednesday night (Oct. 16) at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center to present Thomas Rhett with... Read more »


CMT AOTY: Carrie Underwood Says “I Am Beyond Grateful”

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 -- 10:03 pm EDT

Bobby Bones’ job, he admits, is cool. Because you get to meet people like Carrie Underwood. “Carrie Underwood is one of the best people on earth, superstar or otherwise. Everyone loves her. She’s real, and she’s talented, and she’s always someone you want to root for whether it’s the first time you’ve seen her or... Read more »


CMT AOTY: Kane Brown Dedicates Award to Late Drummer

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 -- 9:47 pm EDT

Kane Brown made perhaps the night’s most touching speech when he dedicated his CMT Artist of the Year award to his friend and drummer Kenny Dixon, who died Saturday in a car accident. He told the audience that Dixon had been a part of his life from the time he was still living in Chattanooga... Read more »


CMT AOTY: Kid Rock Says Ashley McBryde Is the Real Storyteller

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 -- 9:25 pm EDT

Kid Rock had all the right words on Wednesday night (Oct. 16) at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center when he took the stage at the 2019 CMT Artists of the Year ceremony. Because Ashley McBryde — the breakout artist of the year — deserved all the right words. “Over the last decade, CMT Artists of the... Read more »


CMT AOTY: Luke Combs Gets a Chrissy Metz Serenade

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 -- 9:01 pm EDT

The 2019 CMT Artists of the Year show started off with a big bang when Johnny Galecki from The Big Bang Theory took the stage early on Wednesday night (Oct. 16) at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center to help present Luke Combs, one of this year’s honorees, with his award. “Just a few years ago, Luke... Read more »


CMT AOTY: Dan + Shay Say CMT Changed Their World in a Bigger Way Than They Know

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 -- 8:33 pm EDT

Honorees Dan + Shay opened the 2019 CMT Artists of the Year with their intoxicating “Tequila.” And the crowd was there to drink it all in. With Shay Mooney on lead vocals and Dan Smyers on guitar, plus a four-man backing band, they had the audience at the ceremony — packed with their friends, fans... Read more »


Red Carpet Photos: CMT Artists of the Year

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 -- 7:57 pm EDT

See red carpet photos from the 2019 CMT Artists of the Year


CMT AOTY: Backstage with Chrissy Metz

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 -- 1:36 pm EDT

Chrissy Metz, who you’ve presumably seen playing the part of grown-up Kate Pearson on This Is Us, was just backstage in Nashville getting ready for the 2019 CMT Artists of the Year ceremony. And we had a chance to ask her 10 questions. Things like that last concert she saw (Chris Stapleton) and her favorite... Read more »