CMT will focus on Hurricane Harvey at its 2017 Artists of the Year bash

CMTCMT will honor Chris StapletonFlorida Georgia LineJason AldeanKeith Urban and Luke Bryan as its 2017 Artists of the Year -- but the 8th annual event will be different this year. The 2017 edition will also focus on the heroes and survivors of Hurricane Harvey.

The show will air live from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, starting at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, October 18.

Throughout the night, the stars will encourage viewers to continue supporting recovery efforts in the coming months, with more details to be announced later.

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