CMT Shares Teasers For AOTY Performances By Thomas Rhett & Zara Larsson, Kelsea/Meghan/Jill, More

Kelsea, Jill, Meghan (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for CMT)

Wednesday night, CMT shared photos from the 2016 CMT Artists Of The Year ceremony.

Thursday morning, CMT shared clips of some of the night’s performances.

The clips serve as teasers for Thursday night’s broadcast, which airs at 9PM ET.

CMT’s 2016 Artists of the Year include Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, and Chris Stapleton. Kelsea Ballerini is the year’s breakout artist, while Shania Twain takes home the “Artists Of A Lifetime” distinction.

Underwood, Rhett (with Zara Larsson), Bryan (with Karen Fairchild), Florida Georgia Line, Stapleton, and Ballerini all perform their own songs. Ballerini also joins Meghan Trainor and Jill Scott for a performance that pays tribute to Twain.

The song choices are as follows:
Carrie Underwood – Like I’ll Never Love You Again
Chris Stapleton – Whiskey And You
Luke Bryan & Karen Fairchild – Home Alone Tonight
Thomas Rhett & Zara Larsson – Die A Happy Man/Never Forget You
Florida Georgia Line – May We All
Kelsea Ballerini – Peter Pan
Meghan Trainor, Jill Scott & Kelsea Ballerini – Still The One/Any Man Of Mine/Man, I Feel Like A Woman

The video clips follow (note: the videos will not work on the AMP version of this page, click here for the full verison).

Written by Brian Cantor

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