Miranda Lambert Preps Special Performance for Artists of the Year

Special Airs Live Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET

CMT celebrates a fantastic year in country music Tuesday night (Dec. 2) during the fifth annual Artists of the Year special.

Most of the event will remain under wraps until the show’s premiere, but Miranda Lambert allowed cameras inside her rehearsal Monday night, giving fans a sneak peek into the glamorous evening to come.

Without giving anything away, be prepared for something brand new from the feisty superstar.

Meanwhile, finishing touches are being put on Nashville’s elegant Schermerhorn Symphony Center ahead of the live broadcast at 8 p.m. ET on CMT and VH1. It will also be streamed live on CMT.com.

During the special, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Lambert and Keith Urban are set to be honored for their accomplishments in 2014, and country icon Merle Haggard will receive the first-ever Artist of a Lifetime award.

Special guests on the show include Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Ashley Monroe, Chris Stapleton, T Bone Burnett, rocker Chris Cornell, rapper Wiz Khalifa, NASCAR driver Danica Patrick and Academy Award-winning actor Billy Bob Thornton.

Tune in Tuesday (Dec. 2) at 8 p.m. ET on CMT and VH1 as the stars take the stage for the CMT Artists of the Year special. And for more, check out CMT Hot 20 Countdown Saturday and Sunday (Dec. 6-7) at 11 a.m. ET/PT.