It’s the most wonderful time of the year, y’all. And no, we don’t mean the holiday season. It’s finally the day of CMT Artists of the Year!
To pass the time until 8 p.m. ET/PT., we’re counting the reasons (in no particular order) why we’re excited for tonight’s show.
Chris Stapleton is receiving the first-ever CMT Artits of the Year Breakout Award, but we’re even more excited to hear his flawless vocals during his performance.
The Beautiful Leona Lewis
Adam Lambert’s Voice
The Ultimate #SquadGoals
Who hasn’t wished they were part of the amazing Little Big Town? Answer: No one. We’re so ready to see all of their success be celebrated tonight, they really deserve it.
Luke Bryan’s Everything
We’re not sure what these two have up their sleeves for us tonight, but we know it will be awesome. Florida Georgia Line never disappoint.
Blake Blake Blake
Blake Shelton has had plenty of ups and downs this year, and we’re so excited to be a part of one of the major ups by honoring him tonight.
Sam Hunt’s Outfit
It doesn’t matter where or when, Sam Hunt always slays the outfit game.
The Voice Reunion
The Artist of a Lifetime
The legendary Kenny Rogers is receiving the Artist of a Lifetime Award, and we can’t think of anyone more deserving.
Need even more reasons to get pumped for tonight? Keep an eye out for the cast of ABC’s Nashville and toasts from Dolly Parton, Dan Rather, Trace Adkins, Kellie Pickler, Lady Antebellum‘s Hillary Scott.
And you never know who will make a surprise appearance. We can neither confirm nor deny that there will be some awesome surprise guests tonight, but since we’re all friends here, we’re going to go ahead and promise that you won’t be disappointed.