Florida Georgia Line was the first act to perform on this year’s “CMT Artists of the Year” special, and they started the night off on a hopeful note.
The duo’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley traded vocals on their latest hit, “May We All,” which is all about keeping life in perspective and maintaining gratitude through it all. It’s clear that’s where the guys’ heads are these days.
During a video that ran before they accepted their trophy as a honoree for Artist of the Year, Tyler said, “We’ve set ourselves up to look around every day and be pretty happy with our family and our music and our fans. The way we’ve worked hard to get here, it’s very rewarding.”
Tyler went on to recognize God’s role in allowing them all these blessings, including their lovely wives.
He said, “We both think we’re put here for a reason, and that’s a God-given thing. We think it’s important to talk about things that matter.”
Florida Georgia Line joined Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett and Chris Stapleton as this year’s CMT Artists of the Year. Shania Twain was also honored as the Artist of a Lifetime, and Kelsea Ballerini was recognized as Breakthrough Artist of the Year.