A star-studded lineup turned out for the 2012 CMT Artists of the Year ceremony last night (12/3) at the Factory at Franklin. The event was hosted by Rascal Flatts and Hayden Panettiere.
Among the entertainment and sports celebrities appearing or performing were Jason Aldean, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Merle Haggard, Ludacris, Luke Bryan, Eli Young Band, Morgan Freeman, Craig Ferguson, Carrie Underwood, Chris Young, Mike Fisher, Sammy Hagar, Hunter Hayes, Metallica’s James Hetfield, Chipper Jones, Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow, Rodney Carrington, Roger Clemens, Kacey Musgraves, Kenny Rogers,Thompson Square, and OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder.
For the first time, CMT is keeping the list of honorees secret until the 90-minute telecast airs on the network this weekend (12/8), at 10:00 p.m. ET.
Executive producers are John Hamlin, R.A. Clark and Margaret Comeaux.
Photos: Alan Mayor
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