This year's CMT Artists of the Year special is being dedicated the ladies of country music for the first time ever. This year’s all-female Artists of the Year celebration will honor Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman, and Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott. The 90-minute special will premiere on Wednesday, October 17th at 8 PM, ET/PT on CMT.

As in past years, the event will feature surprise musical pairings and guests that will be announced at a later date. In addition, CMT will further its commitment to female artists through a day-long “Women of Country Music” takeover across all CMT platforms to encourage and inspire increased female airplay on October 17th.

Source: Pulse of Radio