ABC’s hit drama “Nashville,” now in its fourth season, will receive a groundbreaking award at the “2015 CMT Artists of the Year” special on December 2. According to CMT on Monday, the cast of “Nashville” will claim the first-ever International Impact Award.
The cast is receiving high praise from CMT whose president, Brian Phillips, called the cast “international ambassadors for country music” and credits them for helping to spark the city of Nashville’s “red-hot renaissance.” Phillips states that the cast has helped to connect fans from all over the world to the city of Nashville.
Amidst the drama of a rocky love affair between characters Rayna and Deacon, the overcoming of past abuse by Scarlett, the many love interests and musical struggles of Gunnar, and the always problematic appearances of Juliette the cast has also interwoven an unmistakable love of country music into the patchwork of their characters’ lives. Each episode features original music, which has already been the basis for several CDs.
“Nashville” actors Connie Britton, Charles Esten, Maisy Stella, Lennon Stella, Will Chase, Jonathan Jackson, Clare Bowen, Sam Palladio, Audrey Peeples and Chris Carmack, are scheduled to accept the award, which will be presented by Kellie Pickler.
The “2015 CMT Artists of the Year” special will pay tribute to the top five artists of the year as selected by CMT: Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Blake Shelton and Florida Georgia Line.
The special airs live on Wednesday, December 2 at 7 p.m. Central.