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CMT Announces 2016 Artists of the Year!


Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett have been selected by CMT as the premiere country artists of 2016 and will be celebrated at the seventh annual CMT Artists of the Year special, it was announced Tuesday (Sept. 13).

Additionally, Kelsea Ballerini is set to receive the second-annual Breakout Artist of the Year honor.

The 2016 CMT Artists of the Year special premieres from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Oct. 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Each artist will be honored with never-before-seen performances alongside lighthearted and emotional moments fueled by plenty of champagne during the 90-minute special on CMT.

Following last year’s nod as breakthrough artist, Chris Stapleton joins first-time recipient Thomas Rhett and veteran CMT Artists of the Year Carrie Underwood (2010, 2012, 2016), Florida Georgia Line (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) and Luke Bryan, who now ties with Jason Aldean as the artists with most wins with five consecutive years (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016).

This year’s five honorees collectively dominated the last 12 months in country music, ruling CMT’s platforms and country radio, scoring chart-topping album and singles and selling out concerts across the nation.

Chris Baconton… Er… Chris Stapleton


In celebration of all things bacon, Farmland commissioned a sculpture of one of the headliners at LouFest. That’s right – on Saturday, LouFest attendees were able to take pictures with the Chris Stapleton bacon bust and guess how many strips of bacon it took to create. The lucky music lovers who can correctly guess the number of bacon strips will win free Farmland bacon for a year!

While we know it can be tough for fans to get a picture with the Grammy-nominated country star himself, they were able to snap a photo with his extra-crispy doppelgänger – all thanks to Farmland.

Mmmm… Chris Baconton. hahahahaha

Chris Stapleton is Headed to Canada

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After performing to countless sold-out crowds across the U.S., Chris Stapleton will embark on a series of Canadian tour dates next year, including stops in London, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. Special guest Lindi Ortega will join Stapleton for the shows. Fan pre-sale tickets go on-sale Wednesday, August 24, while tickets to the public are on-sale Friday, August 26.  For complete tour details and to sign up for pre-sale access, visit

The dates are Stapleton’s first in Canada since the release of his certified RIAA Platinum debut solo album, Traveller. The breakthrough album has gone on to receive multiple Grammy, CMA and ACM awards and continues to consistently top the Billboard Country Albums chart—over a year since its May 2015 release on Mercury Records Nashville.


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Kacey Musgraves Joins Country Music Hall of Fame’s All for the Hall LA Benefit Concert

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Kacey Musgraves and Grammy-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Joe Walsh have been added to the lineup for the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s All for the Hall Los Angeles benefit concert. On Tuesday, Sept. 27th, at The Novo by Microsoft, Musgraves and Walsh will join  Chris Stapleton, fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member James Taylor and Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill in an intimate, guitar-pull format performance.

Concert tickets for balcony seating for the performance will go on sale on Friday, August 12th at 10 a.m. PDT. Tickets are priced at $125, $95, $65, and $49.50 and can be purchased at A limited number of VIP tables are on sale now and available for purchase at $5,000 and $10,000 levels. More details on balcony tickets and VIP tickets and benefits can be found a To purchase VIP tickets or for more information, contact Rachel Shapiro at 615-416-2069 or

Attendees of All for the Hall Los Angeles will have the rare opportunity to witness award-winning, critically acclaimed artists partake in a southern tradition known as the guitar pull, in which a small group of artists takes turns presenting their songs while the other artists look on or add harmony and instrumentation. Some of the most legendary guitar pull sessions were hosted by Johnny and June Carter Cash. All for the Hall Los Angeles participants will decide what to sing in the spur-of-the-moment, no-set-list show, as they casually swap songs and stories during this one-of-a-kind event.

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