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CMT Artists of the Year event to support hurricane recovery

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 18, 2017, file photo, Chris Stapleton performs on NBC's "Today" show at Rockefeller Plaza in New York. This year, CMT will use its annual Artists of the Year event to highlight Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts while also recognizing the biggest artists in country music. CMT announced Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, that Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban and Luke Bryan will be honored on Oct. 18 in Nashville, Tenn., with special performances from other artists that will be announced later. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
September 06, 2017 - 7:34 AM

NASHVILLE - This year, CMT will use its annual Artists of the Year event to highlight Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts while also recognizing the biggest artists in country music.

CMT announced Wednesday that Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban and Luke Bryan will be honoured Oct. 18 in Nashville, Tennessee, with special performances from other artists that will be announced later.

The live television special will also honour those impacted by the hurricane that hit Texas, and artists will be encouraging fans to support relief efforts.

Aldean and Bryan have both been selected six times by CMT for the honour, while Florida Georgia Line has been honoured five consecutive times by CMT.

News from © The Associated Press, 2017
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