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The “CMT Artists of the Year” honors played out last night (10/13) in Nashville, and Luke Combs, Kane Brown, Gabby Barrett, Chris Stapleton, Kelsea Ballerini, Mickey Guyton, and Randy Travis were all showered with love and tribute.

There were a bunch of great performances during the night. We ranked the top five performances of the music-filled evening.

  • 5. Boyz II Men And Pentatonix Member Kevin Olusola Performed Chris Stapleton’s 'Cold'

    Boyz II Men and Pentatonix member Kevin Olusola performed a stirring rendition of Chris Stapleton’s “Cold.” Chris said in accepting his honor after the performance, “That’s not Chris Stapleton’s ’Cold,’ that’s Boyz II Men’s ’Cold.’”

  • 4. Luke Combs Performed 'Forever After All'

    Luke Combs opened the show performing his love song “Forever After All.”

  • 3. Kelsea Ballerini & Jonas Brothers Performed 'A Little Help From My Friends'

    Kelsea Ballerini & Jonas Brothers performed the Beatles’  “With A Little Help From My Friends” live from the Nashville concert stage.

  • 2. Kane Brown Performed Randy Travis' 'Three Wooden Crosses'

    Kane Brown performed “Three Wooden Crosses” at the “2021 CMT Artists of the Year” in tribute to CMT Artist of a Lifetime, Randy Travis.

  • 1. Walker Hayes Performed 'Fancy Like'

    Walker Hayes performed his viral sensation hit “Fancy Like” to close out the show while many artists motioned the dance moves from their tables including Kane Brown, who knew all the moves.