Go Inside PEOPLE's CMT Artists of the Year 2022 Portrait Studio: All the Photos

Country stars stepped out on Wednesday to honor Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Walker Hayes, Cody Johnson, Carly Pearce, Lainey Wilson and artist of a lifetime recipient Alan Jackson at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center

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Shay Mooney and Dan Smyers of Dan + Shay

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Kelsea Ballerini

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Kane Brown

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Carly Pearce

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Laney and Walker Hayes

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Cody Johnson

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Lainey Wilson

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Dustin Lynch

Dustin Lynch
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Jessie James Decker

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Riley Green

Riley Green
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Chapel Hart

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Gary LeVox

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Shane McAnally

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Kelsey Asbille

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