The first group of artists and presenters have been named for this year's CMT Artists of the Year special. The 90 min show, hosted by comedian Ron White, will be aired live on Dec 3 at 8pm EST. The yearly event honors those artists who have made outstanding strides during the year and have proven themselves to be at the top of the class. This year's recipients are Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw and Hunter Hayes.
The list of participants in this year's event are Alabama, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Train’s Pat Monahan, Cassadee Pope, Lionel Richie, Travis Tritt and Dwight Yoakam.