CMT unveils 2019 Artists of the Year performers, presenters | The Music Universe

Bobby Bones, Chrissy Metz, Johnny Galecki, Lady Antebellum, Lauren Akins, Lonnie Chavis, Maddie & Tae, Sam Hunt, Vince Gill & more added to lineup

CMT has revealed its star-studded lineup performers and presenters for the 2019 CMT Artists the Year special, airing live from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Wednesday, October 16th at 8 pm ET/PT on CMT. The growing list includes some the biggest stars from music, television and entertainment including Bobby Bones, Chrissy Metz, Johnny Galecki, Lady Antebellum, Lauren Akins, Lonnie Chavis, Maddie & Tae, Sam Hunt, Vince Gill and more.

The 90-minute special will feature live performances from 2019 CMT Artists the Year honorees Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett and “Breakout Artist the Year” awardee, Ashley McBryde. This Is Us actress Chrissy Metz will debut a special performance in honor first-time “CMT Artists the Year” honoree, Luke Combs.

Two-time “CMT Artists the Year” recipient Lady Antebellum will take the stage, as will country powerhouse Sam Hunt, to recognize previously announced “Artist a Lifetime” recipient Reba McEntire, to celebrate her legendary success. Her award will be bestowed by fellow country music icon Vince Gill, who joins a growing list presenters, including multi-media personality Bobby Bones, Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory), philanthropist and wife honoree Thomas Rhett, Lauren Akins, Lonnie Chavis (This Is Us), country duo Maddie & Tae and more for the tenth annual celebration.

Underwood is a five-time honoree, Rhett is a two-timer while Dan + Shay, Combs and Brown are all first time honorees celebrating the best in country music from the past 12 months.