Last night, CMT hosted their Artists of the Year event honoring their top country stars of 2019. Those artists were Carrie Underwood, Kane Brown, Dan + Shay, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett. Also, Ashley McBryde was honored as Breakout Artist of the Year and Reba accepted a CMT Artist of a Lifetime award. Below are some of the performances. Click here for a full recap and see Thomas Rhett pray for Kane Brown and his family after the tragic death of Kane’s drummer along with Kane’s speech below as well.