Country artists will have their chance to recognize the music that shaped their lives with CMT All-Time Top 40: Artist's
Choice. The incredible list of musical acts will be revealed one by one each week on CMT Hot 20 Countdown, beginning
with No. 40 and concluding with No. 1 in December. Each influential musician or band will be ranked based on an artist poll
conducted by CMT among the biggest stars in country music. The ballot isn't limited to just country artists, so over the course
of 2014, CMT All-Time Top 40 will highlight artists from all genres that influence country's biggest names.