CMT Artists of the Year: Performers and Presenters Revealed Including Kane Brown, Alan Jackson, Cody Johnson

2022 “CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR” celebration will premiere 9p/8c Friday, Oct. 14, on CMT.

CMT is packing its lineup with stars for the 2022 “CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR” celebration that will premiere 9p/8c Friday, Oct. 14, on CMT.

The evening will honor Kane Brown, Cody Johnson, Luke Combs, Walker Hayes and Carly Pearce along with Alan Jackson (“Artist of a Lifetime”) and Lainey Wilson (“Breakout Artist of the Year”). Performances will include memorable unexpected collaborations like Walker Hayes with platinum-selling global star Ciara and Riley Green will sing in honor of Luke Combs. Other performers include Jackson, Pearce, Johnson, Brown and Wilson.

Presenters include Chris Stapleton, Dan + Shay, Dustin Lynch, Rascal Flatts vocalist Gary LeVox, Kelsea Ballerini, Yellowstone star Kelsey Asbille and Grammy-winning hitmaker Shane McAnally. Racing icon Dale Earnhardt, Jr. will make a remote presentation to Combs from his annual Dale Jr. Foundation charity event in North Carolina.

2022 “CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR,” is executive produced by CMT’s Margaret Comeaux and Switched On Entertainment’s John Hamlin. The Executives in Charge of Production are Jackie Barba and Heather D. Graffagnino. Leslie Fram is Executive in Charge of Talent. Shanna Strassberg is Talent Producer.

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