Chris Stapleton to Receive 2015 CMT Artists of the Year Breakout Award at the 6th Annual CMT Artists of the Year Event

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On the heels of topping both the all-genre and country album charts for the second consecutive week, CMT today announced thatChris Stapletonwill receive the 2015 CMT Artists of the Year Breakoutaward and perform live during the sixth annual CMT Artists of the Year.

The sixth-annual 90-minute special will feature once-in-a-lifetime performances, unexpected tributes and unforgettable toasts as the biggest stars of music, film and television gather to celebrate the five artists that earned the right to be called CMTs artists of the year:Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan and Sam Hunt. These artists collectively dominated the last 12 months ruling CMTs platforms and country radio, scoring chart-topping album and singles, and selling out arenas around the country. Country legendKenny Rogerswill receive the prestigious Artist of a Lifetime award. Additional performers, presenters, and special guests will be announced at a later date.

Previous CMT Artists of the Year honorees includeJason Aldean(2010, 2011, 2012, 2013),Kenny Chesney(2011, 2012),Eric Church(2012),Hunter Hayes(2013),Toby Keith(2012),Lady Antebellum(2010, 2011),Miranda Lambert(2012, 2014),Tim McGraw(2013),Brad Paisley(2011),Taylor Swift(2010, 2011),Carrie Underwood(2010, 2012),Keith Urban(2014) andZac Brown Band(2010).

The definitive year end party airs live from Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville onWednesday, December 2at 8pm ET/PT on CMT.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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