This year’s 10th Annual CMT Artists of the Year special highlighted the entire year of country music, and specifically honored a few of country music's biggest artists: Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett.
Chris Young took time to talk about the tragic passing of drummer Kenny Dixon. Kenny was involved in a fatal car crash in Christiana, Tennessee, on Oct. 12. He was just 27-years-old. Young performed this touching tribute song, "Drowning" in honor Kenny, who was a drummer for Kane Brown. Rest in Peace, Kenny. The country community will never forget you. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.