Gregg Allman Tribute Set for '2017 CMT Music Awards'


CMT and country’s biggest stars are coming together to pay tribute to the late Gregg Allman.

Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker and Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley will honor The Allman Brothers Band’s legendary front man, who passed away this weekend, with a musical tribute on the 2017 CMT Music Awards.

Related: CMT Awards: Kelsea, Keith and Thomas Lead Nominations

The all-star tribute will “celebrate Gregg Allman’s soul, charisma and enduring artistry,” CMT President Brian Phillips said today (5/31) in a press release.


Additionally, CMT has announced top nominee Kelsea Ballerini and Little Big Town will perform on the annual event.

Previously announced performers include Blake Shelton, Brett Eldredge, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett as well as collaborations between The Chainsmokers and Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood, and Earth, Wind & Fire and Lady Antebellum.

Related: Charles Esten To Host 2017 CMT Music Awards

Presenters will be announced in the coming days.

Nashville star Charles Esten hosts the 2017 CMT Music Awards live from Nashville on Wednesday, June 7th at 8:00pm ET/PT.

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