For the second year in a row, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift and Jason Aldean will be honored during the CMT Artists of the Year special. Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley will also be spotlighted during this year's 90-minute show, airing on CMT Dec. 13.

The glamorous, invitation-only event will include dinner and a series of show-stopping live performances that will bring the honorees and their country music peers together for what promises to be a fun-filled evening.

The chosen artists of the year were selected based on sales, country radio airplay and concert grosses as a headliner or co-headliner. According to CMT, the five artists have cumulatively sold over 20 million single downloads and have garnered over 10.2 million video streams on CMT.com.

The special is scheduled to tape in Nashville and will feature cuisine prepared by season four 'Top Chef' winner Stephanie Lizard.

Catch all the performances on CMT, Dec. 13 at 9:00 PM ET.



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