Sam Hunt will be awarded the first CMT Artist of the Year award for Song of the Year for his smash hit 'Body Like a Backroad.' In addition to being the longest running No. 1 by a solo artist in the history of Billboard’s Hot Country, the song was 2017’s most downloaded country song and also the country song with the most streams for the year. According to theboot.com Hunt will receive the award during a special ceremony on October 8. The CMT Artist of the Year special will also recognize Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Stapleton and Luke Bryan.