The Best Moments of 2019 CMT Artists of the Year

Relive all the stunning performances, special honoree speeches and unforgettable appearances from the 2019 CMT Artists of the Year Awards.

2019 AOTY | Show Highlights Flipbook | Dan + Shay | 940x600

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Dan + Shay rock out onstage at the 2019 Artists of the Year Awards. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

2019 AOTY | Show Highlights Flipbook | Chrissy Metz | 600x940

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Chrissy Metz performs a Luke Combs song in tribute to the Artists of the Year honoree. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

2019 AOTY | Show Highlights Flipbook | Johnny Galecki | 600x940

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"The Big Bang Theory" star Johnny Galecki speaks to the excited crowd. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

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Shay Mooney takes a moment to chat with Reba McEntire. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

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Thomas Rhett and Dan Smyers pose together at the 2019 Artists of the Year Awards. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

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2019 AOTY | Show Highlights Flipbook | Thomas Rhett | 600x940

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Thomas Rhett sings his heart out at the 2019 Artists of the Year Awards. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

2019 AOTY | Show Highlights Flipbook | Ashley McBryde | 940x600

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Ashley McBryde shows off her guitar-playing prowess. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

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Honoree Carrie Underwood raises the mic during her acceptance speech.

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Carrie Underwood beams as she accepts her Artists of the Year Award.

2019 AOTY | Show Highlights Flipbook | Kane Brown | 600x940

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Kane Brown gives a moving speech to the 2019 Artists of the Year Awards crowd. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

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2019 AOTY | Show Highlights Flipbook | Reba McEntire/Vince Gill | 940x600

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Reba McEntire shares a hug with friend and collaborator Vince Gill. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

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Reba McEntire happily takes home the Artist of a Lifetime award. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

2019 AOTY | Show Highlights Flipbook | Sam Hunt | 600x940

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Sam Hunt brings plenty of energy to his performance. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

2019 AOTY | Show Highlights Flipbook | Lady Antebellum | 940x600

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Lady Antebellum performs for an electric crowd at the 2019 Artists of the Year Awards. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

2019 AOTY | Show Highlights Flipbook | Chris Young | 940x600

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Chris Young enchants the audience at the 2019 Artists of the Year Awards. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

2019 AOTY | Show Highlights Flipbook | Thomas&Reba | 940x600

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Thomas Rhett takes a moment to chat with Reba McEntire. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images)