Last night (Oct. 18) at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, CMT honored its 2017 Artists of the Year—Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Stapleton and Keith Urban—with a star-studded television extravaganza. In addition, Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road” was awarded the inaugural CMT Song of the Year.
The evening featured a number of performances, including:
- Andra Day and Little Big Town: “Rise Up”
- Andra Day, Little Big Town, Common, Danielle Bradbery and Lee Ann Womack: “Stand Up for Something”
- Luke Bryan: “Fast”
- Phillip Phillips: “Body Like a Back Road”
- Chris Stapleton and Morgane Stapleton: “Broken Halos”
- Keith Urban: “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
- Backstreet Boys: “H.O.L.Y.”
- Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Little Big Town and Chris Stapleton: “Won’t Back Down”
Before the stars took the stage, many of them walked the red carpet, including Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman, Luke and Caroline Bryan, Chris and Morgane Stapleton, Backstreet Boys, Andra Day and more. Take a look at our photo gallery below, courtesy of photographer Tammie Arroyo.