CMT will celebrate the heroes of the COVID-19 crisis with an upcoming special aptly titled CMT Celebrates Our Heroes. The June 3 event will take the place of the network’s annual Artists of the Year broadcast, as stars like Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett, Lady Antebellum, Florida Georgia Line, Brothers Osborne, Kelsea Ballerini, and Little Big Town will offer one-of-a-kind tributes and performances. “The CMT Artists of the Year franchise has always been reflective of the important issues of our time, and this year, we all felt it necessary to shift our focus to honoring the real heroes during these unprecedented times,” says network VP Leslie Fram. “From the first responders and healthcare workers to members of the military, our educators, food industry workers, and so many more, the country music community will come together to honor these heroic men and women.”
CMT Celebrates Our Heroes will premiere Wednesday, June 3, at 8 p.m. ET on CMT. Meanwhile, the 2020 CMT Music Awards—originally scheduled for June 3—will now take place on October 14.