CMT celebrates the men of country music

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — CMT's celebration of country music's top artists of 2013 was a complete dude fest.

Whether it was saluting Tim McGraw as a more-relevant-than-ever trailblazer, acknowledging the genre's love-hate relationship with Florida Georgia Line, the precociousness of Hunter Hayes or the current dominance of good buddies Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan, Tuesday night's live broadcast of "CMT Artists of the Year" had plenty of bro hugs to go around.

Aldean took home his fourth trophy from the fourth annual awards show and said "it's really cool to be part of this fraternity and what's going on in Nashville right now" during an all-smiles acceptance speech. Fraternity is the right word this year as the men of country dominated.

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