Credit: Danny ClinchThis year’s CMT Music Awards ceremony will feature a musical salute to Allman Brothers Band frontman Gregg Allman, who died this past Saturday from complications from liver cancer at age 69. Taking part in the special performance will be country stars Darius Rucker, Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum‘s Charles Kelley.

“Gregg Allman and The Allman Brothers Band helped create the bedrock foundation of modern southern music,” says CMT President Brian Philips in a statement. “Over the weekend following his death, CMT’s most important artists reached out to see how we might honor Gregg at our Awards. This tribute will celebrate Gregg Allman’s soul, charisma and enduring artistry.”

The 2017 CMT Music Awards, hosted by Nashville actor Charles Esten, will air Wednesday, June 7, at 8 p.m. ET on CMT.

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