CMT honors some of the artists who made a huge impact in country music with a very special ceremony each year. In a star-studded awards ceremony, these artists are recognized for their accomplishments and are honored by their fellow colleagues in the industry.

This year, there are five artists that are being honored at the Artists of the Year ceremony. Each of them are at the top of their game in country music.Their many accomplishments have led them to this night. A night where all of their hard work is recognized.

The 2017 CMT Artists of the Year are:

Luke Bryan

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Chris Stapleton

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Keith Urban

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Florida Georgia Line

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Jason Aldean

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Sam Hunt's Song, "Body Like A Backroad" will be honored tonight as the Song of the Year as well. Be sure to tune in to see some amazing performances, collaborations, special guests, and great country music.

The 2017 CMT Artists of the Year ceremony airs LIVE Tonight on CMT at 8/7C.