Country music’s hottest stars, industry insiders, and fans gathered at Nashville’s Music City Center on Tuesday evening (12/3) for the 2013 CMT Artists of the Year event. Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes, and Tim McGraw were honored as this year’s Artists of the Year with a 90-minute celebration, which was also broadcast on CMT.
Hosted by Ron White, the five honorees were applauded by their peers and other superstars during an exclusive night of wall-to-wall performances and special appearances.
Prior to the show, the honorees, presenters, and performers arrived on the red carpet. Check out photos below.
Luke Bryan and wife, Caroline
Lady A’s Charles Kelley and wife, Cassie
Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan
L to R: “Nashville’s” Jonathan Jackson, Aubrey Peeples, Hayden Panettiere, and Chris Carmack
Travis Tritt and wife, Theresa
***Photos by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT***