The big day has finally arrived and the 2013 CMT Artists of the Year special will hit the air Tuesday night (Dec. 3) live from Nashville at 8 p.m. ET.
The stage is almost set for CMT to honor country music's finest at the fourth annual show, so details are being finalized and trinkets polished at Nashville's massive Music City Center to create an alluring ambiance for one of the industry's most glamorous nights.
At the center of the celebration are this year's honorees: Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes and Tim McGraw. Each will be greeted by a host of special performers and presenters from across the entertainment industry, all paying tribute to an outstanding year in music.
As previously announced, those presenters and performers include Alabama, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Peter Frampton, Train's Pat Monahan, Nashville actress Hayden Panettiere, Cassadee Pope, Lionel Richie, Travis Tritt and Dwight Yoakam.
Comedian and actor Ron White will host the event, while none other than legendary broadcaster Ron Burgundy and the cast of Anchorman 2 are set to make a very special appearance.
All this and more when the illustrious CMT Artists of the Year show begins tonight at 8 p.m. ET. Tune in to CMT to catch all the action, and check in to CMT.com/AOTY for all the latest updates on the show and this year's honorees