After seeing the list of CMT’s 2013 Artists of the Year — Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Hunter Hayes, and Florida Georgia Line — we had to echo the thoughts of host Ron White at the top of Tuesday night’s show: “You couldn’t find one girl? There’s more sausage backstage than Jimmy Dean’s freezer.” But there’s no denying that the six men dominated country radio this year, and they had some seriously famous admirers on hand to prove it.
McGraw was the night’s first honoree, and after accepting his trophy from Dwight Yoakam, Lady Antebellum took the stage to perform his No. 1 hit “Highway Don’t Care,” with Hillary Scott taking over Taylor Swift’s vocals. Peter Frampton even made an appearance to handle the song’s guitar solo in place of Keith Urban. Watch the performance below:
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