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CMT 2016 Artists of the Year: Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, and more

Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett, and Luke Bryan will be honored at the CMT Artists of the Year special. Newcomer Kelsea Ballerini will be given the Breakout Artist of the Year award amongst the country music veterans.

The event will be held at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, Tennessee in October for the country stars’ impressive presence and performances over the past year. Underwood has been previously given the Artist of the Year award three times with Florida Georgia Line receiving their fourth consecutive win.

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Nelly covers Thomas Rhett's 'Die A Happy Man'

Nelly has proven his ability to blend country and hip hop yet again with a cover of Thomas Rhett’s “Die A Happy Man.” The rapper keeps the song’s romance in tact while also upping its danceability with added synths and replacing Rhett’s acoustic guitar with piano.

The cover is reminiscent of Nelly’s 2004 collaboration with Tim McGraw “Over and Over,” and his remix of Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” back in 2013.

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