(CBS Local) During a televised special Sunday night, CMT revealed its annual list of who they deem to be Artists of the Year.
And for 2012, that list features Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood.
Though the 90-minute show was pre-recorded earlier last week in Nashville (see photos from the red carpet), the names were kept under wraps until the broadcast. Rascal Flatts cohosted the show along with Nashville star Hayden Panettiere. more on this story