Memorable MomentsCheck out all of the speeches, performances and more highlights from CMT Artists of Year 2022.
Alan Jackson Accepts the Artist of a Lifetime Award
Alan Jackson pays tribute to Loretta Lynn before discussing the importance of music videos and sharing a story about hearing his music being played at an unlikely bar.
Walker Hayes Accepts an Artists of Year Honor
Walker Hayes thanks his team, fellow country artist Shane McAnally and other key figures in his life for their help and support so that he can share his music with dedicated fans.
Luke Combs Accepts His CMT Artists of the Year Honor
Luke Combs graciously takes the stage and keeps his acceptance speech short and sweet by thanking his country music fans, wife, son and team.
Carly Pearce Accepts Her Artists of the Year Honor
Carly Pearce expresses gratitude for her big win, reflects on the struggles she endured on the road to stardom and shares a special message for anyone currently working through hard times.
Lainey Wilson Nabs Breakout Artist of the Year
Lainey Wilson recalls her humble beginnings and the bumpy road to country music success before reminding the audience about the importance of taking chances as she accepts her award.
Kane Brown Celebrates Being an Artist of the Year
Kane Brown thanks his wife and wishes her a happy anniversary during his Artists of the Year 2022 acceptance speech and notes how wonderful Nashville has been as a community for musicians.
Crystal Gayle and Peggy Sue Wright - "Coal Miner's Daughter"
Crystal Gayle and Peggy Sue Wright pay tribute to their late sister Loretta Lynn with their cover of her classic track "Coal Miner's Daughter" at the CMT Artists of the Year 2022.
Cody Johnson Accepts His CMT Artists of the Year Honor
Cody Johnson shares his definition of success for the kids watching at home, then gives heartfelt shout-outs to his manager, wife and band, and expresses his true passion for country music.
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