CMT Music Awards Will Pay Honor to Gregg Allman

2017 CMT Music Awards Will Pay Honor to Gregg Allman

by Kaitlynn Hensch

     Country Music lost a very important person on Saturday (May 27). Gregg Allman, a rock icon and founding member of the Allman Brothers Band passed away at age 69 from liver cancer. Special performances by Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley, Darius Rucker and Jason Aldean will take a spot-on stage in remembrance of him at the 2017 CMT Music Awards.

     “Gregg Allman and The Allman Brothers Band helped create the bedrock foundation of modern southern music,” said CMT President Brian Philips. “Over the weekend following his death, CMT’s most important artists reached out to see how we might honor Gregg at our Awards. This tribute will celebrate Gregg Allman’s soul, charisma and enduring artistry. ‘The Road Goes on Forever,’ indeed.”

     Make sure to watch the 2017 CMT Music Awards on June 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Here is a list of CMT Music Award nominees: