A special live show honoring this year's Artists of the Year, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Chris Stapleton and Florida Georgia Line, aired on CMT. The artists opened the show with a tribute to Las Vegas shooting victims and recognized the recent natural disasters.
Jason Aldean closed out the segment: “We’ve been tested beyond our worst nightmares the past few months. Heartbroken doesn’t even begin to explain how some of us feel,” he said. “But we have proven time and again in this country that we have the power to overcome anything that threatens our way of life or our freedom. We dedicate this night to you and to everyone who’s experienced loss or tragedy in the past few months. Like Keith said, we will get through this together.”