ChrisStapletonThe CMT Artists of the Year announce their 2017 artists to include Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban and Luke Bryan, which will air live from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Wednesday, Oct 18th. The production is known for pairing up performers to honor the artists which in the past have included Adele with Darius Rucker who honored  Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” as well as Adam Lambert with Leona Lewis for Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush.”

The show will also highlight the Hurricane Harvey responders who are continuing their relief efforts.

“Working with our honorees and the entertainment community, we’ll take advantage of one of our biggest nights of the year to honor the resilience of those impacted by this disaster and applaud the fearless efforts of those on the front lines,” said Frank Tanki, General Manager of CMT and TV Land. “CMT is committed to providing our fans with the tools and resources needed to contribute to this massive recovery effort as well as connecting those affected to the support services they need.”

CMT will also air the “Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey” telethon.