Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, and Alabama are among the first stars confirmed for the upcoming "CMT Artists of the Year" special. 

The show gives a nod to the year's top country music through performances and other tributes. 

Travis Tritt and Dwight Yoakam are also on board, along with Cassadee Pope, Lionel Richie, and Train frontman Pat Monahan.  Blue Collar Comedy star Ron White is slated to host the event. 

This year's honorees include Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Hunter Hayes, and Florida Georgia Line. 

"CMT Artists of the Year" will air live from Nashville on CMT on December 3rd. 

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