“CMT Storytellers: Darius Rucker” to Premiere Wednesday, August 31st





“CMT Storytellers: Darius Rucker” to Premiere Wednesday, August 31st at 10pm ET/PT
The one-hour special concert event will feature performances and never-before-heard stories about how the country icon’s smash hits came to be in front of an intimate audience.
[via press release from CMT]
“CMT Storytellers: Darius Rucker” to premiere Wednesday, August 31st at 10pm ET/PT

NASHVILLE, TN – August 10, 2022 – CMT today announced three-time GRAMMY(R) award-winning singer-songwriter Darius Rucker is set to headline the second installment of the recently revived iconic music series “CMT Storytellers,” premiering on Wednesday, August 31st at 10pm ET/PT on CMT. Additional encores to air on CMT on Wednesday, August 31 at 11p/10c and Sunday, September 4 at 12p/11c and on CMT Music on Friday, September 9 at 8p/7c and Saturday, September 10 at 10a/9c and 6p/5c.

The one-hour “CMT Storytellers: Darius Rucker” special concert event will feature performances and never-before-heard stories about how the country icon’s smash hits came to be in front of an intimate audience. The night is set to feature music from Rucker’s robust solo career, in addition to his time as front-man of the Diamond-certified band Hootie & The Blowfish, giving an insider’s look at Rucker’s songwriting process, life in the industry, and career.

“There have been so many nights when someone comes up to me after a show and tells me what a song means to them, when they first heard it or how it became a song at a pivotal moment in their life, played at a wedding or even a memorial,” offers Rucker. “The way music connects and how the story evolves for each person differently is perhaps the coolest aspect of music, which is what makes a show like CMT Storytellers so special as I think we can always use more moments of connection.”

“CMT Storytellers” gives fans a front row seat with behind-the-scenes access to their favorite artists and music. Legendary duo Brooks & Dunn kicked off the series revival this spring, performing their hits including “Neon Moon,” “Red Dirt Road” and “Boot Scootin Boogie.” The Storytellers franchise originally aired on VH1 from 1996-2015 and quickly became a cultural touchstone, featuring some of the biggest names in music including Garth Brooks, The Chicks, Pearl Jam, Elton John, Ed Sheeran, Bruce Springsteen and Taylor Swift, among others.

“CMT Storytellers” is executive produced by CMT’s Margaret Comeaux, Switched On Entertainment’s John Hamlin and Ladypants Productions’ Patrizia DiMaria. Jackie Barba and Heather D. Graffagnino serve as Executives in Charge of Production. Leslie Fram is Executive in Charge of Talent; Shanna Strassberg is Talent Producer. Directed by Lauren Quinn.

About Darius Rucker:

Rucker first achieved multi-Platinum status in the music industry as lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the GRAMMY Award-winning band Hootie & the Blowfish, who have sold more than 25 million albums worldwide including their Diamond-certified debut Cracked Rear View, which remains among the Top 10 best-selling studio albums of all time. Since releasing his first Country album in 2008, Rucker has earned a whole new legion of fans with four No. 1 albums on the Billboard Country chart, including RIAA Platinum-certified Learn to Live and True Believers, plus 10 No. 1 singles at Country radio and 11 Gold, Platinum or multi-Platinum certified hits. Rucker was inducted as a Grand Ole Opry member in 2012 and in 2014 he won his third career GRAMMY Award for Best Solo Country Performance with his 9x Platinum version of Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel,” one of the Top 5 best-selling Country songs of all time. He co-hosted the 54th annual CMA Awards in 2020 and topped the charts at Country radio once again with “Beers And Sunshine” in 2021. New songs “My Masterpiece” and “Same Beer Different Problem” are available everywhere now as Rucker puts the finishing touches on a forthcoming album. As a lifelong philanthropist, Rucker co-chaired the capital campaign that generated $150 million to help build the new MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital in his hometown of Charleston, S.C. and has raised over $3 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through his annual Darius & Friends benefit concert and golf tournament. Rucker has also advocated for over 200 charitable causes supporting public education and junior golf programs in South Carolina through the Hootie & the Blowfish Foundation and serves as a National Chair for the National Museum of African American Music in Nashville, Tenn. For more information, visit www.dariusrucker.com and follow on social media @DariusRucker.

About MTV Entertainment:

MTV Entertainment Group is one of the preeminent youth media companies in the world that connects with global audiences through its nine iconic brands – MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Network and TV Land – as well as MTV Entertainment Studios which produces acclaimed series and movies and the award-winning, Oscar nominated MTV Documentary Films.



CMT Celebrates Country Icon Vince Gill with “CMT Giants: Vince Gill”





CMT Celebrates Country Icon Vince Gill with “CMT Giants: Vince Gill,” Premiering Friday, September 16th at 9P/8C
Gill’s tourmate and vocalist Wendy Moten first revealed the news last night onstage in front of a sold-out crowd at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium during night one of his four-night residency.
[via press release from CMT]
CMT CELEBRATES COUNTRY ICON VINCE GILL WITH “CMT GIANTS: VINCE GILL,” PREMIERING FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH AT 9P/8C

Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Cody Johnson, Emmylou Harris, Keith Urban, Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Reba McEntire, Ricky Skaggs, Rodney Crowell, Sting and more appear in star-packed special honoring Gill’s storied career

First-ever televised performance to air from Belmont University’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

NASHVILLE, TN — (August 5, 2022) — CMT today announced “CMT GIANTS: Vince Gill,” an all-new 90-minute special celebrating the extraordinary career and music of country music titan Vince Gill. The star-packed event premieres Friday, September 16th at 9p/8c exclusively on CMT. Gill’s tourmate and vocalist Wendy Moten first revealed the news last night onstage in front of a sold-out crowd at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium during night one of his four-night residency.

“CMT GIANTS: Vince Gill” brings together Gill’s superstar friends, collaborators and some of the biggest names in music to honor him with performances of his most legendary hits, including Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Cody Johnson,Luke Combs, Maren Morris and Ricky Skaggs, with more to be announced. Emmylou Harris, Keith Urban, RebaMcEntire, Rodney Crowell and Sting will also appear as special guests to share personal stories, reflect on their time working with Gill and speak to his forever impact on country music. The special will additionally feature an all-new sit down interview with Gill as he reflects personally on his career, his classic songwriting, musical influences and his future plans, all blended alongside rare photos, performance footage and interviews from the vault.

“From his timeless song catalog, numerous awards and unmatched musicianship, to the respect and camaraderie cultivated among his fellow musicians, and of course, his signature sense of humor, we can all agree Vince is a true titan in country music,” shared Margaret Comeaux, CMT’s Senior Vice President of Production, Music & Events. “He is a true ‘artist’s artist’ who has touched fans worldwide with his music and songwriting, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to bestow him with our most esteemed ‘CMT Giants’ distinction.”

CMT’s new music special will mark the first-ever televised performance from Belmont University’s new Fisher Center for the Performing Arts in Nashville.

Gill has a celebrated history with CMT including his collaboration with Sting for an episode of the iconic music franchise “CMT Crossroads” in 2011. He also appeared alongside Alison Krauss for the “CMT Cross Country” series in 2006. Most recently, he appeared at the 2019 “CMT Artists of the Year” ceremony to present friend Reba McEntire with her special “Artist of a Lifetime” honor.

Launched in 2006, the CMT GIANTS franchise is CMT’s elite honor celebrating the careers of country music’s most legendary artists: Reba McEntire (2006), Hank Williams, Jr. (2007), Alan Jackson (2008), Kenny Rogers (2020) and Charley Pride (2021). Stars that have previously taken part in past specials include Alan Jackson, Buddy Guy, Darius Rucker, Dolly Parton, Faith Hill, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Gladys Knight, Gretchen Wilson, Jennifer Nettles, Kelly Clarkson, LeAnn Rimes, Lionel Richie, Luke Combs, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Martina McBride, Megan Mullally, Michael McDonald, Rascal Flatts, Steven Tyler, Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Trisha Yearwood and Wynonna, to name a few.

“CMT GIANTS: Vince Gill ” is executive produced by CMT’s Margaret Comeaux and Taillight’s Tom Forrest. Executives in Charge of Production are Jackie Barba and Heather D. Graffagnino. Leslie Fram is Executive in Charge of Talent; Shanna Strassberg is Talent Producer.

For more information, visit CMT.com, follow @CMT on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTubeand TikTokand use the hashtag #CMTGiants.

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About Vince Gill:

One of the most popular artists in modern country music, Vince Gill is famous for his top-notch songwriting, world-class guitar playing and warm, soaring tenor, all wrapped up in a quick and easy wit. Gill achieved his big breakthrough in 1990 with “When I Call Your Name,” which won two Country Music Association Awards as well as a Grammy Award. Since then, Gill has won 17 additional CMA Awards and a total of 22 Grammy Awards. The Academy of Country Music has conferred on Gill eight awards, including its Home Depot Humanitarian Award and the Career Achievement Award. A gifted songwriter, Gill’s compositions earned him the prestigious BMI Icon award in 2014, and entry into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005. In 2007, Gill was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and in 2012 he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame which was placed in cement right next to his wife Amy Grant’s star. In 1991, Gill was invited to become a member of The Grand Ole Opry, a position he treasures. He continues to perform on that historic stage on a regular basis. Throughout his career he has released 20 albums, sold over 30 million albums, and charted 45 singles. Always considering himself a musician above all else, Gill has over the years been a part of some iconic bands including Pure Prairie League, The Cherry Bombs, and The Time Jumpers. In 2017 Vince was asked to join the Eagles on the road and continues to be a part of that historic band’s tour. Full bio available here and follow Gill on Facebookand at VinceGill.com.



CMT Lights Up Its Summer Music Slate with “Red, White & Blue Weekend”





CMT Lights Up Its Summer Music Slate with “Red, White & Blue Weekend,” All-Star “CMT Campfire Sessions” Lineup and Greenlight of “CMT Summer Camp”
“CMT Campfire Sessions” returns for its much-anticipated season two with Jason Aldean kicking off its new star-packed season on Friday, July 15.
[via press release from CMT]
CMT lights up its summer music slate with “Red, White & Blue Weekend,” all-star “CMT Campfire Sessions” lineup and greenlight of “CMT Summer Camp”

“CMT’s Red, White & Blue Weekend” to include LIVE broadcast of Nashville’s “Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th” headlined by Old Dominion, premiering Monday, July 4th at 10p/9c

“CMT Campfire Sessions” Season 2 to premiere Friday, July 15th at 10p/9c with star-studded lineup featuring Brandy Clark, Brett Eldredge, Clay Walker & Tracy Lawrence, Jason Aldean, Old Crow Medicine Show, Old Dominion and Jon Pardi

Greenlights new series “CMT Summer Camp”; Little Big Town to kick off premiere on Friday, August 12th at 9p/8c

NASHVILLE, TN – (June 13, 2022) – CMT today unveiled its upcoming summer programming slate of new and returning original series and music specials. Kicking off with the return of “CMT’s Red, White & Blue Weekend,” CMT will again air the live broadcast of “Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th,” Nashville’s signature Fourth of July fireworks display and concert headlined by Old Dominion, plus CMT Hot 20 Countdown’s annual “Holiday Salute to the Troops” weekend special. As previously announced, “CMT Campfire Sessions” returns for its much-anticipated Season Two with Jason Aldean kicking off its new star-packed season on Friday, July 15th at 10p/9c. Additionally, the brand has greenlit an all-new fan-centered concert series, “CMT Summer Camp,” which will premiere with Little Big Town on Thursday, August 12th at 9p/8c.

More details on the upcoming CMT Summer Programing Slate include:

· “CMT’s RED, WHITE & BLUE WEEKEND” – Friday, July 1st – Monday, July 4th

CMT HOT 20 COUNTDOWN “HOLIDAY SALUTE TO THE TROOPS” – Fri, July 2 at 9a/8c

CMT’s signature weekly series comes to fans on location from the The Patriotic Festival in Norfolk, VA with headliners Kane Brown, Jon Pardi, RaeLynn and the real stars of the show – the men and women of the US Navy – for the annual “Holiday Salute to the Troops. Hosted by Cody Alan and Ashley ShahAhmadi. Premieres Saturday, July 2 at 9a/8c; encores Sunday, July 3 at 9a/8c.

Production Credits: CMT’s Quinn Brown serves as Executive Producers. Jackie Barba serves as SVP, Head of Physical Production Music Series & Specials, Heather D. Graffagnino is Executive in Charge of Production and Leslie Fram is Executive in Charge of Talent.

“CMT LET FREEDOM SING! MUSIC CITY JULY 4th” LIVE from Nashville with Old Dominion – Monday, July 4 at 10p/9c

Broadcasting LIVE from downtown Nashville, the 90-minute special features a concert from Old Dominion, immediately followed by a commercial-free presentation of one of the largest fireworks displays in the country, the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp’s (NCVC) live Fourth of July fireworks display, accompanied by the Nashville Symphony; CMT’s Cody Alan to host.

Production Credits: CMT’s Margaret Comeaux and Switched On Entertainment’s John Hamlin serve as Executive Producers; MTV Entertainment’s Jackie Barba serves as SVP, Head of Physical Production Music Series & Specials, Heather D. Graffagnino is Executive in Charge of Production and Leslie Fram is Executive in Charge of Talent. Shanna Strassberg is Talent Producer.

· “CMT CAMPFIRE SESSIONS” SEASON TWO – Fridays beginning July 15th at 10p/9c

CMT’s fan-favorite series returns for Season Two with seven all new episodes featuring a star-packed lineup of music’s biggest names as they strip down their biggest hits, share new music and swap stories with friends fireside for an intimate night of music. The full schedule of “CMT Campfire Sessions” includes:

· July 15, 10p/9c – Jason Aldean

· July 22, 10p/9c – Brandy Clark

· July 29, 10p/9c – Clay Walker & Tracy Lawrence

· August 5, 10p/9c – Old Dominion

· August 12, 10p/9c – Brett Eldredge

· August 19, 10p/9c – Old Crow Medicine Show

· August 26, 10p/9c – Jon Pardi

· September 2, 10p/9c – Little Big Town (from 2022 CMT Music Awards Week)

· September 9, 10p/9c – “Covers” (one-hour special)

Production Credits: CMT’s Margaret Comeaux and Taillight TV’s Tom Forrest are Executive Producers. MTV Entertainment’s Jackie Barba serves as SVP, Head of Physical Production Music Series & Specials, Heather D. Graffagnino is Executive in Charge of Production. Leslie Fram is Executive in Charge of Talent and Shanna Strassberg is Talent Producer.

· “CMT SUMMER CAMP” with Little Big Town – Friday, August 12th at 9p/8c

CMT treats fans to the ultimate concert experience with “CMT Summer Camp,” an exclusive one-hour special shot from the Sandy Creek Barn Amphitheater at Reynolds Lake Oconee in Greensboro, GA with Multi-Platinum-selling, country supergroup Little Big Town. The foursome will perform new music and some of their greatest hits for their biggest fans for a night filled with good music and summertime fun – fireworks included! – for the premiere episode. More information to follow.

Production Credits: CMT’s Margaret Comeaux and 21st Floor’s Patrizia DiMaria serve as Executive Producers. MTV Entertainment’s Jackie Barba serves as SVP, Head of Physical Production Music Series & Specials, Heather D. Graffagnino is Executive in Charge of Production. Leslie Fram is Executive in Charge of Talent and Shanna Strassberg is Talent Producer.

For more, visit CMT.com, follow @CMT on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Tik Tok.

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About MTV Entertainment:

MTV Entertainment Group is one of the preeminent youth media companies in the world that connects with global audiences through its nine iconic brands – MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Network and TV Land – as well as MTV Entertainment Studios which produces acclaimed series and movies and the award-winning, Oscar nominated MTV Documentary Films.



“CMT Crossroads: Black Pumas & Mickey Guyton” to Premiere Wednesday, June 15th





“CMT Crossroads: Black Pumas & Mickey Guyton” to Premiere Wednesday, June 15th at 10p/9c on CMT
Black Pumas shares, “It was a pleasure to collaborate with Mickey Guyton for CMT Crossroads. Hearing her voice on our song “Fire” was really incredible, she added so much of her own style to it in a way that still felt familiar to the song. We’re excited for everyone to see all of our performances together.”
[via press release from CMT]
“CMT Crossroads: Black Pumas & Mickey Guyton” to premiere Wednesday, June 15th at 10p/9c on CMT

NASHVILLE, TN – (June 2, 2022) – CMT today revealed psychedelic-soul duo Black Pumas and country star Mickey Guyton will premiere their new installment of critically-acclaimed series “CMT Crossroads: Black Pumas & Mickey Guyton” on Wednesday, June 15th at 10p/9c exclusively on CMT. Additional encores to air on CMT on Wednesday, June 15 at 11p/10c and Sunday June 19 at 12p/11c and on MTV Live on Thursday, June 23rd at 5p/4c and 8p/7c.

On the heels of an unforgettable world-premiere collaboration of “Colors” at this year’s “2022 CMT Music Awards,” the threesome again reunite for an incredible night of high-energy performances and stripped back, soulful renditions of each other’s greatest hits, including Black Pumas’ “Fire” and “Confines” and Guyton’s “Black Like Me” and “Better than You Left Me.” The result is an effortless blend of retro-funk and powerhouse vocals with stirring performances interspersed alongside sit down conversations with the artists touching on the power of music in their lives, their shared journeys in the industry and song-writing processes.

Watch Guyton join Black Pumas for a powerful performance of their hit song “Fire” HERE.

Black Pumas shares, “It was a pleasure to collaborate with Mickey Guyton for CMT Crossroads. Hearing her voice on our song “Fire” was really incredible, she added so much of her own style to it in a way that still felt familiar to the song. We’re excited for everyone to see all of our performances together.”

Guyton continues, “We are huge Black Pumas fans in my house, so I was so excited to do this CMT Crossroads! Eric and Adrian are just incredible and I hope everyone enjoys it as much as we did.”

This marks Black Pumas first appearance on the celebrated CMT stage; Guyton returns for her second Crossroads after last appearing on “CMT Crossroads: LeAnn Rimes & Friends” alongside fellow female powerhouses Ashley McBryde, Brandy Clark and Carly Pearce.

“CMT Crossroads: Black Pumas & Mickey Guyton” is executive produced by CMT’s Margaret Comeaux and Switched On Entertainment’s John Hamlin. The Executives in Charge of Production are Jackie Barba and Heather D. Graffagnino. Leslie Fram is Executive in Charge of Talent; Shanna Strassberg is Talent Producer.

For more information, visit CMT.com, check out CMT Crossroads on Facebook & YouTube and use the hashtag #CMTcrossroads.

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About CMT Crossroads:

“CMT Crossroads” illustrates the far-reaching roots of country music by pairing country artists with musicians from other genres. Each episode features a different set of stars playing together, swapping stories and sharing their common love of music. The series debuted January 13, 2002 with Elvis Costello and Lucinda Williams and since has showcased dream musical partnerships including Ray Charles and Travis Tritt; Bon Jovi and Sugarland; Kelly Clarkson and Reba McEntire; Def Leppard and Taylor Swift; Sting and Vince Gill; John Mayer and Keith Urban; Mumford & Sons and Emmylou Harris; Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood; Stevie Nicks and Lady Antebellum; Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves; Alicia Keys and Maren Morris; Halsey and Kelsea Ballerini, and most recently, “CMT Crossroads: LeAnn Rimes & Friends” featuring Ashley McBryde, Brandy Clark, Carly Pearce & Mickey Guyton in April 2022.

About MTV Entertainment:

MTV Entertainment Group is one of the preeminent youth media companies in the world that connects with global audiences through its nine iconic brands – MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Network and TV Land – as well as MTV Entertainment Studios which produces acclaimed series and movies and the award-winning, Oscar nominated MTV Documentary Films.



“CMT Remembers: Naomi Judd” to Honor Late Country Music Legend on Tuesday, May 3rd at 9P/8C





“CMT Remembers: Naomi Judd” to Honor Late Country Music Legend on Tuesday, May 3rd at 9P/8C
The half-hour event is a celebration honoring the extraordinary life and legacy of the legendary Naomi Judd, one half of country music’s iconic mother-daughter duo, The Judds.
[via press release from CMT]
“CMT REMEMBERS: NAOMI JUDD” TO HONOR LATE COUNTRY MUSIC LEGEND ON TUESDAY, MAY 3RD AT 9P/8C

The Judds’ final performance of “Love Can Build A Bridge” from the 2022 CMT MUSIC AWARDS to air every hour on CMT, CMT Music and Pluto TV during Music Video Hours

WHAT: CMT REMEMBERS: NAOMI JUDD” is a celebration honoring the extraordinary life and legacy of the legendary Naomi Judd, one half of country music’s iconic mother-daughter duo, The Judds. Featuring archival footage and interviews blended alongside memorable performances and moments from the past several decades of her career, the half-hour event recounts Naomi’s storied past as a trailblazer for women in country music and path to becoming one of the most successful duos in country music history. From a comprehensive overview of The Judds’ early beginnings and family dynamics to Naomi’s career post-The Judds before the GRAMMY-winning pair’s reunion in 2022, the special will also feature Naomi’s final interview on the 2022 CMT MUSIC AWARDS red carpet earlier this month and include coverage of last night’s emotional induction ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Additionally, CMT will air The Judds’ final performance of international hit and chart-topping single, “Love Can Build A Bridge,” from the 2022 CMT MUSIC AWARDS every hour during music hours on CMT, CMT Music and CMT Pluto channels this week. Watch the full performance here.

WHO: The special will include appearances, commentary and reactions from Loretta Lynn, Billy Ray Cyrus, Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, daughter Wynonna and more.

WHEN + WHERE: Airs Tuesday, May 3rd at 9p/8c on CMT. The special will receive four encore presentations: Wednesday, May 4th at 8:30a/7:30c (CMT) and 8p/7c (CMT Music); Saturday, May 7th at 12p/11c (CMT) and Sunday, May 8th at 11a/10c (CMT Music).

MORE INFO: For more information, visit CMT.com and follow @CMT on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok.



CMT Kicks Off First-Ever “CMT Music Awards Week” with Live Original Programming





CMT Kicks Off First-Ever “CMT Music Awards Week” with Live Original Programming, All-New Performances and Multiple Awards-Themed Specials
The week kicks off with “Hot 20 Countdown Live,” the series’ first-ever live special, followed by the official “CMT Music Awards Nominee Special” and the “CMT Music Awards Red Carpet Special,” giving fans a front row seat to all the pre-show excitement.
[via press release from CMT]
CMT kicks off first-ever “CMT MUSIC AWARDS WEEK” with live original programming, all-new performances and multiple awards-themed specials

“Hot 20 Countdown LIVE,” “CMT Music Awards Nominee Special” and “CMT Music Awards Red Carpet Special” added to stacked week of star-studded programming

Country star Jordan Davis set to perform LIVE from the “CMT Music Awards Red Carpet Special”

NASHVILLE, TN – (March 31, 2022) – CMT today announced a slew of star-studded specials slated for the first-ever CMT MUSIC AWARDS WEEK, taking place Saturday, April 9th – Friday, April 15th. The week kicks off with “Hot 20 Countdown LIVE,” the series’ first-ever LIVE special, followed by the official “CMT Music Awards Nominee Special” and the “CMT Music Awards Red Carpet Special,” giving fans a front row seat to all the pre-show excitement in preparation for the 2022 CMT MUSIC AWARDS on CBS on Monday, April 11th (8:00-11:00 PM LIVE ET/delayed PT).

Joining CMT’s longtime host Cody Alan as co-host for the various CMT MUSIC AWARDS WEEK specials is Carissa Culiner, CMT’s newest face who hails from morning entertainment series E! Daily Pop; Joining them for “Hot 20 Countdown Live” is correspondent Rissi Palmer; Ashley ShahAhmadi will join the CMT Hot 20 Team as special correspondent during the Red Carpet Special.

· “HOT 20 COUNTDOWN LIVE” – April 9th at 9a/8c

“CMT Hot 20 Countdown” goes LIVE for the first time from downtown Nashville with a three-hour special hosted by Cody Alan, Rissi Palmer and Carissa Culiner*. CMT MUSIC AWARDS co-host KELSEA BALLERINI provides a sneak peek of the upcoming show, while CARRIE UNDERWOOD, the MVP of the CMT MUSIC AWARDS talks about her 23-award winning streak from her Las Vegas residency. “Hot 20” provides more behind-the-scenes action as hosts go backstage at show rehearsals and count down the week’s top music videos, with special appearances by BLAKE SHELTON and JIMMIE ALLEN, and performances from TENILLE ARTS, CHAPEL HART, RISSI PALMER and ELVIE SHANE.

Production Credits: CMT’s Quinn Brown serves as Executive Producer. Ray Sells, Nicole Melton, Jennifer Devault and Dan Clark serve as Supervising Producers. Erin Mercer is Production Manager. Heather Graffagnino is Executives in Charge of Production. Leslie Fram is Executive in Charge of Talent. Donna Duncan is Director of Talent. Directed by Don Carr.

· “CMT MUSIC AWARDS NOMINATION SPECIAL” – April 10th at 9p/8c

CMT’S Cody Alan and Carissa Culiner host “CMT Music Awards Nomination Special” – a half-hour celebration featuring the star-packed list of CMT MUSIC AWARDS nominees. CMT’s most-winning artist CARRIE UNDERWOOD sits down for a brand new interview on her illustrious history with the awards show, superstar nominees KANE BROWN and THOMAS RHETT reflect on their nominated videos, and CMT MUSIC AWARDS co-host, actor ANTHONY MACKIE shares his excitement as he gets ready for Nashville’s biggest party!

Production Credits: CMT’s Quinn Brown serves as Executive Producer. Ray Sells, Nicole Melton, Jennifer Devault and Dan Clark serve as Supervising Producers. Erin Mercer is Production Manager. Heather Graffagnino is Executives in Charge of Production. Leslie Fram is Executive in Charge of Talent. Donna Duncan is Director of Talent.

· “CMT MUSIC AWARDS RED CARPET SPECIAL” – Monday, April 11th at 7p/6c

In the hour leading up to the 2022 CMT MUSIC AWARDS on CBS, hosts Cody Alan, Carissa Culiner and Ashley ShahAhmadi welcome a steady stream of country music superstars as they arrive at country music’s only entirely fan-voted awards show! Country star JORDAN DAVIS is set to kick up the energy on the CMT red carpet with a live performance of his #1 hit “Buy Dirt” and more.

Production Credits: Produced by CMT Hot 20 in partnership with Taillight TV. CMT’s Quinn Brown and Taillight TV’s Tom Forrest serve as Executive Producers. Lynn Glaser is Supervising Producer. Heather Graffagnino is Executive in Charge of Production. Donna Duncan is Director of Talent.

“Hot 20 Countdown LIVE,” “CMT Music Awards Nominee Special” and the “CMT Music Awards Red Carpet Special” will premiere during the first-ever CMT MUSIC AWARDS WEEK, featuring all-new original programming culminating with the “CMT Music Awards Extended Cut” featuring 30 extra minutes of bonus content and performances on Friday, April 15th at 8p/7c. Additional previously announced specials slated for CMT MUSIC AWARDS WEEK include “CMT Crossroads: LeAnn Rimes & Friends,” “CMT Campfire Sessions: Little Big Town” and CMT Storytellers: Brooks & Dunn.”

About Carissa Culiner*:

Carissa is an Emmy-Nominated television personality, who is the co-host of CMT’s “Hot 20 Countdown,” a weekly, two-and-a-half hour series delivering chart-topping music videos, news stories, live performances and candid interviews from country music’s biggest stars. Before that, she was co-host on E!’s “Daily Pop,” correspondent for “E! News” and the creator and co-producer of Mom2Mom, an E! News original series where Carissa sat down with celebrity moms for a real, down-to-earth and open conversation about the truths of motherhood. Carissa is also no stranger to country music. She started her career in country radio, and co-hosted the show “Scotty & Carissa in the Morning” on the award-winning station Clear 99 (KCLR-FM). While hosting, she was nominated for numerous broadcasting awards and a recipient of the “CMA Personality of the Year” Award and the NAB Marconi Radio Award for “Personality of the Year.” In 2012, Carissa moved on to be managing editor and anchor for the online news company, Newsy. At Newsy, Carissa helped manage the company’s partnership with AOL, specifically focusing on AOL’s Morning Rush and TV Replay series. She also hosted for Newsy and other company partners, including TIME Magazine and About.com.

About MTV Entertainment:

MTV Entertainment Group is one of the preeminent youth media companies in the world that connects with global audiences through its nine iconic brands – MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Network and TV Land – as well as MTV Entertainment Studios which produces acclaimed series and movies and the award-winning, Oscar nominated MTV Documentary Films.



CMT Revs Up Music Slate with Revival of Iconic Music Series “CMT Storytellers”





CMT Revs Up Music Slate with Revival of Iconic Music Series “CMT Storytellers” and Greenlights Second Season of “CMT Campfire Sessions”
Inspired by the much-acclaimed CMT Digital series of the same name, “CMT Campfire Sessions” brings together a star-studded lineup of some of music’s biggest names as they strip down their biggest hits, share new music and swap stories with friends fireside for an intimate night of music.
[via press release from CMT]
CMT revs up music slate with revival of iconic music series “CMT Storytellers” and greenlights second season of “CMT Campfire Sessions”

“CMT Campfire Sessions: Little Big Town” special to air Tuesday, April 12 at 8p/7c; Season Two of CMT’s fan-favorite summer series to premiere Summer 2022

Legendary music franchise returns for the first time ever on CMT; “CMT Storytellers: Brooks & Dunn” to air Wednesday, April 13 at 8p/7c

NASHVILLE, TN – (March 30, 2022) – CMT today announced two new series greenlights: the revival of one of television’s most influential and storied music franchises, “CMT Storytellers,” and a second season of fan-favorite summertime series, “CMT Campfire Sessions,” kicking off with two special episodes headlined by superstar acts Brooks & Dunn and Little Big Town, respectively.

“It’s an honor to be given the reins to reviving one of the most iconic music series of our generation as we bring the Storytellers franchise to CMT for the first time, following an unprecedented 97-episode run on our sister network VH1. A legendary series requires an equally epic kickoff and we’re proud to have Brooks & Dunn, two of our genre’s greatest storytellers, helping mark its momentous return,” shared Margaret Comeaux, Executive Producer and CMT’s Senior Vice President of Production.

“Equally exciting is the return of our homegrown series CMT Campfire Sessions, beloved by artists and fans alike. Our favorite foursome Little Big Town shines bright in the intimate, fireside setting as they help us celebrate an upcoming slate of new must-see summertime jam sessions that mixes new music and greatest hits. Whether around the campfire or in front of a small crowd of devoted fans, both of these series strip the music back to its very core: storytelling,” continued Comeaux.

· “CMT CAMPFIRE SESSIONS: LITTLE BIG TOWN” – Tuesday, April 12th at 8p/7c

Inspired by the much-acclaimed CMT Digital series of the same name, “CMT Campfire Sessions” brings together a star-studded lineup of some of music’s biggest names as they strip down their biggest hits, share new music and swap stories with friends fireside for an intimate night of music. The series debuted in primetime in July 2021, with featured appearances from Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Keb’ Mo’, Kelsea Ballerini, Lady A, Miranda Lambert with Jack Ingram & Jon Randall, and Trisha Yearwood. Season Two is set to return Summer 2022; more information including premiere date and full artist lineup to follow.

Production Credits: CMT’s Margaret Comeaux and Taillight TV’s Tom Forrest serve as Executive Producers. Matt Houser serves as Producer. Jackie Barba and Heather D. Graffagnino are Executives in Charge of Production. Leslie Fram is Executive in Charge of Talent; Shanna Strassberg is Talent Producer.

· “CMT STORYTELLERS: BROOKS & DUNN” – Wednesday, April 13th at 8p/7c

“CMT Storytellers” gives fans a front row seat with behind the scenes access to their favorite artists and music. The 1-hour special showcases country superstars as they perform and share never-before-heard stories about how their iconic hits came to be in front of an intimate audience. Legendary duo Brooks & Dunn kicks off the series as they perform their hits including “Neon Moon,” “Red Dirt Road” and “Boot Scootin Boogie” and give an insider’s look at their songwriting process, life in the industry, and their career. The Storytellers franchise originally aired on VH1 from 1996-2015 and quickly became a cultural touchstone, featuring some of the biggest names in music including Garth Brooks, The Chicks, Pearl Jam, Elton John, Ed Sheeran, Bruce Springsteen and Taylor Swift, among others. Additional information on upcoming “CMT Storytellers” to follow. Future episodes to be available on Paramount+.

Production Credits: CMT’s Margaret Comeaux, Switched On Entertainment’s John Hamlin and Ladypants Productions’ Patrizia DiMaria serve as Executive Producers. Jackie Barba and Heather D. Graffagnino are Executives in Charge of Production. Leslie Fram is Executive in Charge of Talent; Shanna Strassberg is Talent Producer. Directed by Lauren Quinn.

Both “CMT Campfire Sessions: Little Big Town” and “CMT Storytellers: Brooks & Dunn” will premiere as part of the brand’s first-ever CMT MUSIC AWARDS WEEK, featuring a week of entirely original programming, kicking off with the 2022 CMT MUSIC AWARDS, broadcasting LIVE from Nashville on Monday, April 11th at 8p/7c on CBS and Paramount+. Additional details on the week-long CMT stunt to be announced soon.

For more information, visit CMT.com, follow @CMT on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Tik Tok.

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About MTV Entertainment:

MTV Entertainment Group is one of the preeminent youth media companies in the world that connects with global audiences through its nine iconic brands – MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Network and TV Land – as well as MTV Entertainment Studios which produces acclaimed series and movies and the award-winning, Oscar nominated MTV Documentary Films.



“CMT Crossroads: LeAnn Rimes & Friends” to Premiere Thursday, April 14th at 8p/7c





“CMT Crossroads: LeAnn Rimes & Friends” to Premiere Thursday, April 14th at 8p/7c
Featuring a powerhouse lineup of Ashley McBryde, Brandy Clark, Carly Pearce and Mickey Guyton, the all-female concert event celebrates Rimes’ 25th career anniversary and recognizes the path she blazed forward for women in all genres.
[via press release from CMT]
“CMT Crossroads: LeAnn Rimes & Friends” to premiere Thursday, April 14th at 8p/7c

Female powerhouses Ashley McBryde, Brandy Clark, Carly Pearce & Mickey Guyton celebrate Rimes’ trailblazing, 25th career anniversary with can’t-miss renditions of classic hits and new music

NASHVILLE, TN– (March 28, 2022) — CMT today revealed international, multi-platinum, GRAMMY award-winning singer-songwriter LeAnn Rimes will headline an upcoming installment of the iconic music series “CMT Crossroads.” Featuring a powerhouse lineup of Ashley McBryde, Brandy Clark, Carly Pearce and Mickey Guyton, the all-female concert event celebrates Rimes’ 25th career anniversary and recognizes the path she blazed forward for women in all genres. “CMT Crossroads: LeAnn Rimes & Friends” will premiere Thursday, April 14th at 8p/7c exclusively on CMT.

From one-of-a-kind performances of her biggest chart-topping, genre-bending hits alongside new songs, the 90-minute special brings Rimes together with the next generation of female artists who have been inspired and heavily influenced by her music. From commemorating Blue, the critically acclaimed album that first launched her to superstardom at the age of 13, to previewing new music from her forthcoming 19th studio album, god’s work, “CMT Crossroads: LeAnn Rimes & Friends” pays tribute to her groundbreaking career and unforgettable music that continues to transcend the test of time.

“It was such a magical and surreal experience, celebrating the past 25 years of my music as a full installment of ‘CMT Crossroads.’ And to share the stage with women who are each, so unique and truly standing in their own magnificence, to get to hear firsthand how I have, in some special way, influenced their artistry… it was humbling and special,” said LeAnn Rimes, who recently announced her upcoming tour, the story… so far, in support of her 25th music anniversary and forthcoming album, god’s work. “This is such an expansive year for me, from my new album release later this year to my upcoming tour, and I could not think of a better way to kick it all off than to celebrate the past, present and future with this memorable show.”

“What better way to celebrate LeAnn’s music and legacy than to bring together those who credit LeAnn for inspiring their own careers,” said Margaret Comeaux, Executive Producer & Senior Vice President, Production, CMT. “The reciprocal admiration amongst these women is more than evident throughout filming, and makes for a truly magical connection on stage in this special extended episode of CMT Crossroads.”

Rimes holds an extensive history with CMT, from the premiere of her first hit music video for “Blue” to her show-stopping tribute to Reba at the first-ever “CMT Giants” taping, the list goes on. A 3x CMT Music Awards nominee, Rimes first took home her first trophy in 2008 (“Collaborative Video of the Year” with Bon Jovi) and has shared many unforgettable performances on CMT stages throughout her career, including a world premiere of “Swingin'” and outstanding performance of “Nothin’ Better To Do” at past CMT Music Awards. Rimes also previously teamed up with British soul singer Joss Stone for a highly praised “CMT Crossroads” episode.

“CMT Crossroads: LeAnn Rimes & Friends” will premiere during the first-ever CMT MUSIC AWARDS WEEK, featuring all-new original programming culminating with the “CMT Music Awards Extended Cut” featuring 30 extra minutes of bonus content and performances on Friday, April 15th at 8p/7c. Additional details on the week-long CMT programming event to be announced at a later date.

“CMT Crossroads” illustrates the far-reaching roots of country music by pairing country artists with musicians from other genres. Each episode features a different set of stars playing together, swapping stories and sharing their common love of music. The series debuted January 13, 2002 with Elvis Costello and Lucinda Williams and since has showcased dream musical partnerships including Ray Charles and Travis Tritt; Bon Jovi and Sugarland; Kelly Clarkson and Reba McEntire; Def Leppard and Taylor Swift; Sting and Vince Gill; John Mayer and Keith Urban; Mumford & Sons and Emmylou Harris; Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood; Stevie Nicks and Lady Antebellum; Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves; Alicia Keys and Maren Morris; Halsey and Kelsea Ballerini, and most recently, “CMT Crossroads: Nelly & Friends” featuring Florida Georgia Line, Kane Brown, Blanco Brown and BRELAND.

“CMT Crossroads: Leann Rimes & Friends” is executive produced by CMT’s Margaret Comeaux and Switched On Entertainment’s John Hamlin. The Executives in Charge of Production are Jackie Barba and Heather D. Graffagnino. Leslie Fram is Executive in Charge of Talent; Shanna Strassberg is Talent Producer.

For more information, visit CMT.com, check out CMT Crossroads on Facebook & YouTube and use the hashtag #CMTcrossroads.

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About LeAnn Rimes:

LeAnn Rimes is an international multi-platinum selling acclaimed singer and ASCAP award-winning songwriter who has sold more than 48 million units globally, won 2 Grammy(R) Awards; 12 Billboard Music Awards; 2 World Music Awards; 3 Academy of Country Music Awards; 2 Country Music Association Awards and one Dove Award. At 14, Rimes won “Best New Artist” making her the youngest solo artist to take home a Grammy(R) Award, and at 15, she became the first country artist to win “Artist of the Year” at the Billboard Music Awards.

Out of the 42 singles she has released throughout her expansive career, LeAnn’s ballad “How Do I Live” holds the record as Billboard’s Hot 100 all-time #1 hit by a female artist and continues to rank #4 on Billboard’s “Greatest of All Time: Hot 100 Song.” 15 of her multi-genre singles are top-10 hits, including “Can’t Fight the Moonlight,” which went #1 in 11 countries.

In 2017, the world-renowned singer released her 16th studio RCA UK/Thirty Tigers album, Remnants, which debuted at # 4 on Billboard’s Independent Album Chart, peaked at #3 on iTunes (R) overall charts in its first week, garnered two #1 Billboard Dance hits with “Long Live Love” and “LovE is LovE is LovE,” and one Top 5 hit with “Love Line.” In the fall of 2018, Rimes revealed a new EP for her fans titled Re-Imagined that featured five new versions of some of her record-breaking hits, including an epic duet with the music icon Stevie Nicks. Most recently, the Grammy-winning superstar unveiled her first-ever LIVE recording as an exclusive vinyl release in honor of the 2019 Record Store Day titled “Rimes: Live at Gruene Hall” where Rimes celebrated music of all genres.

The powerhouse vocalist lit up television screens throughout the 2018 holiday season as she starred and served as an Executive Producer in Hallmark’s “It’s Christmas, Eve,” which earned the highest TV original movie debut to-date for the channel premiering to over 4.3 million viewers. In 2020, Rimes shined the brightest and won season four of FOX’s The Masked Singer, with Entertainment Weekly stating that she delivered “… the most beautiful performance in the history of The Masked Singer.” Most recently, she served as the inspiration judge on the Discovery+ competition series, Meet Your Makers Showdown, which started streaming November 2021.

Passionate about using her voice to help heal the world, LeAnn was honored with the Ally of Equality Award by the Human Rights Campaign for her over 20 years of support of equal rights, the 2019 HOPE Award for Depression Advocacy, and 2009 ACM Humanitarian Award, among other recognitions. She continues to channel her voice in new ways, releasing CHANT: The Human & The Holy (EverLe Records / Thirty Tigers), which spent 5 weeks at #1 on iTunes New Age Chart, as well as her iHeartRadio mental health and wholeness podcast, Wholly Human, that brings her lifestyle blog, Soul of EverLe, to life. Going into its third season, Wholly Human reached #2 on iTunes Health & Fitness Chart and placed in the Top 35 overall for podcasts worldwide. LeAnn is now celebrating her 25th anniversary as a recording artist, commemorating the release of her debut album “Blue,” and will release her next studio album, god’s work, in 2022.

About MTV Entertainment:

MTV Entertainment Group is one of the preeminent youth media companies in the world that connects with global audiences through its nine iconic brands – MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Network and TV Land – as well as MTV Entertainment Studios which produces acclaimed series and movies and the award-winning, Oscar nominated MTV Documentary Films.



CMT Celebrates the Holiday Season with Two New Christmas-Themed Music Specials





CMT Celebrates the Holiday Season with Two New Christmas-Themed Music Specials Premiering Wednesday, December 8th
“CMT Crossroads Christmas: Brett Young & Friends” and “CMT’s A Tennessee Kind of Christmas” will premiere back-to-back on the cable channel.
[via press release from CMT]
CMT CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH TWO NEW CHRISTMAS-THEMED MUSIC SPECIALS PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8TH

“CMT CROSSROADS CHRISTMAS: BRETT YOUNG & FRIENDS” with special guests Boyz II Men, Chris Tomlin, Colbie Caillat, Dann Huff, Darius Rucker, Gavin DeGraw and Maddie & Tae at 8p/7c

“CMT’s A TENNESSEE KIND OF CHRISTMAS” with country icons Amy Grant, Billy Ray Cyrus, Clay Walker, Pam Tillis, Sara & Olivia Evans, Steve Wariner, Tracy Lawrence and Wynonna at 9p/8c

NASHVILLE — (November 1, 2021) — CMT today announced its star-packed holiday slate featuring two all-new Christmas-themed music specials, “CMT Crossroads Christmas: Brett Young & Friends” and “CMT’s A Tennessee Kind of Christmas,” premiering back-to-back on Wednesday, December 8th beginning at 8p/7c for a full night of holiday cheer exclusively on CMT.

“We’re excited to ring in the holiday season with our very first Christmas-themed Crossroads along with an all-new music special starring some of country music’s greatest voices,” shared Margaret Comeaux, Vice President of Production, CMT & Executive Producer. “The Christmas cheer begins with hitmaker Brett Young and a variety of special guests both in and out of genre, followed by an incredible lineup of classic country legends in a Tennessee-themed holiday special. It will be a can’t-miss night of music filled with traditions both new and old alongside amazing renditions of our favorite holiday hits.”

“CMT CROSSROADS CHRISTMAS: BRETT YOUNG & FRIENDS” – 8p/7c

Multi-Platinum entertainer Brett Young returns to the storied “CMT Crossroads” stage for the first-ever Christmas-themed episode of the critically-acclaimed music series. The 60-minute special will feature Young alongside an all-star lineup of friends and collaborators Boyz II Men, Chris Tomlin, Colbie Caillat, Dann Huff, Darius Rucker, Gavin DeGraw and Maddie & Tae performing renditions of classic Christmas hits from his inaugural holiday album, “Brett Young & Friends Sing the Christmas Classics.”

Production Credits: CMT’s Margaret Comeaux and Switched On Entertainment’s John Hamlin serve as Executive Producers. Jackie Barba and Heather D. Graffagnino are Executives in Charge of Production. Leslie Fram is Executive in Charge of Talent; Shanna Strassberg is Talent Producer.

“CMT’s A TENNESSEE KIND OF CHRISTMAS” – 9p/8c

Country greats Amy Grant, Billy Ray Cyrus, Clay Walker, Pam Tillis, Sara & Olivia Evans, Steve Wariner, Tracy Lawrence and Wynonna will celebrate the season by sharing holiday traditions, personal memories and unforgettable performances of all-time favorite Christmas songs from numerous iconic venues and outdoor locations in and around Nashville.

Production Credits: CMT’s Margaret Comeaux, Taillight’s Tom Forrest and Lion’s Heart Entertainment’s Rac Clark are Executive Producers. Leslie Fram is Executive in Charge of Talent.

Both CMT original specials will re-air during CMT’s Christmas Week, running December 20-25; exact encore timing to be announced at a later date.

For updates and more information, visit CMT.com, follow @CMT on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok and use #CMTCrossroads to join the conversation.

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About CMT:

CMT is the leading authority on country music and lifestyle, offering a mix of original series, music events and specials. CMT is everywhere its fans are, including two cable channels (CMT and the 24-hour music channel, CMT Music), radio (CMT Radio), digital (CMT.com) and social (@CMT on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok). CMT is a unit of ViacomCBS Inc. (Nasdaq: VIACA, VIAC) (“ViacomCBS”). For more information, please visit cmtpress.com.

About CMT Crossroads:

“CMT Crossroads” shows the far-reaching roots of country music by pairing country artists with musicians from other genres. Each episode features a different set of stars playing together, swapping stories and sharing their common love of music. The series debuted January 13, 2002 with Elvis Costello and Lucinda Williams and since has showcased dream musical partnerships including Ray Charles and Travis Tritt; Bon Jovi and Sugarland; Kelly Clarkson and Reba McEntire; Def Leppard and Taylor Swift; Sting and Vince Gill; John Mayer and Keith Urban; Mumford & Sons and Emmylou Harris; Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood; Stevie Nicks and Lady Antebellum; Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves; Alicia Keys and Maren Morris; Halsey and Kelsea Ballerini; and most recently, Nelly with Florida Georgia Line, Kane Brown, Blanco Brown & BRELAND, which aired in September. For more information, visit CMT.com, check out CMT Crossroads on Facebook & YouTube and use the hashtag #CMTcrossroads.

About Brett Young:

Young has captured the hearts of fans everywhere through his honest lyrics and West Coast-meets-Southern sound, aptly dubbed “Caliville” style. With an undeniable string of hits and two albums defined by a transcendent romantic spark, he has cemented his status as Country’s master over matters of the heart. The star broadened his emotional scope on WEEKENDS LOOK A LITTLE DIFFERENT THESE DAYS following his GOLD-certified sophomore effort TICKET TO L.A., which debuted atop the Billboard Country Albums chart. Young’s PLATINUM self-titled debut dominated the Top 20 on the Country Albums chart for 37 weeks and has contributed to 5.5 billion streams globally. He was named ASCAP’s 2018 Country Songwriter-Artist of the Year for his “melodic craftsmanship” (Billboard) and has also garnered nominations from ACM, Billboard, Teen Choice, CMT and CMA Awards. Racking seven consecutive No. 1 hits, Rolling Stone deemed Young “one of country’s most consistent radio stars.”



“The Last Cowboy” Returns for the Highly-Anticipated Season Two





“The Last Cowboy” Returns for the Highly-Anticipated Season Two
The series comes to CMT for the much-anticipated second season on Friday, November 12 at 8:00/7:00c.
[via press release from CMT]
“The Last Cowboy” returns for the highly-anticipated season two

From “Yellowstone” co-creator, Taylor Sheridan, the competition series focuses on the high-stakes world of horse reining

Galloping to CMT beginning Friday, November 12 at 8 PM ET/PT

NASHVILLE – (October 20) – CMT today announced, the unscripted series from Academy Award(R) nominee and “Yellowstone” co-creator Taylor Sheridan, “The Last Cowboy” comes to CMT for the much-anticipated second season on Friday, November 12 at 8 PM ET/PT.

“The Last Cowboy” is an inside look at real life cowboys and cowgirls and the high-stakes sport of horse reining – a Western-based competition where riders guide horses through a precise pattern of circles, spins and stops – as they prepare for the biggest bout in the sport’s history: “The Run for a Million.” The series chronicles reiners determined to elevate and preserve the cowboy tradition as they train and engage in the exclusive, ultra-competitive athletic event.

The Last Cowboy is produced for CMT by Truly Original with Glenda Hersh, Steven Weinstock, Michelle Schiefen, Julie “Bob” Lombardi, Alexandra Lowry serving as executive producers. Taylor Sheridan, David C. Glasser, Ron Burkle and Bob Yari serve as executive producers. Keith Cox and Todd Baynes oversee the production for CMT.

MTV Entertainment Group:

MTV Entertainment Group reaches over 1.4 billion young people around the world across streaming, social and linear platforms in 180 countries and with more than 725 million social followers – making it one of the preeminent youth media companies in the world. Connecting with its audiences through nine iconic brands including MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Net and TV Land, MTV Entertainment Studios produces award-winning series, movies and documentary films.

About CMT:

CMT is the leading authority on country music and lifestyle, offering a mix of original series, music events and specials. CMT is everywhere its fans are, including two cable channels (CMT and the 24-hour music channel, CMT Music), radio (CMT Radio), digital (CMT.com) and social (@CMT on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok). CMT is a unit of ViacomCBS Inc. (Nasdaq: VIACA, VIAC) (“ViacomCBS”). For more information, please visit cmtpress.com.

About 101 Studios:

101 Studios is a global entertainment company dedicated to the acquisition, financing, development, production and distribution of high-caliber, creator-driven storytelling. Founded by David C. Glasser, Chief Executive Officer, and David Hutkin, Chief Operating Officer, the studio empowers content creators through first-class collaboration and innovation. On the television side, 101 produces Taylor Sheridan’s Emmy(R) nominated series “Yellowstone,” as well as Sheridan’s upcoming series “Mayor of Kingstown” and “Yellowstone” prequel “1883.” Additionally, 101 Studios oversees and manages the newly formed Sports Illustrated Studios, a content platform based on the most compelling stories, characters and moments in sports past, present and future. Upcoming projects include Paradise Found based on the true story of high school football coach Rick Prinz; a docuseries about the sexual abuse and cover-up at Ohio State University, co-produced by George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures; and the docuseries Covers, a behind-the-scenes look at Sports Illustrated’s top cover stories of all time. SI Studios has also exclusively partnered with iHeartMedia to create and distribute original podcasts through the iHeartPodcast network. On the film side, past releases include The Current War: Director’s Cut, the Sundance Audience award winner Burden as well as the family comedy The War with Grandpa.

About Truly Original:

Truly Original creates a broad range of scripted and unscripted programming for television and digital platforms. Run by Emmy(R) Award-winning producers Glenda Hersh and Steven Weinstock, who serve as Truly Original’s co-presidents and CEOs, the company is a subsidiary of Endemol Shine North America. In addition to The Last Cowboy, Truly Original’s series include Ink Master and Ink Master: Grudge Match for Paramount Network; Deal or No Deal for CNBC, hosted by Howie Mandel; The Real Housewives of Atlanta, The Real Housewives of Potomac, Don’t Be Tardy, Shahs of Sunset and Summer House for Bravo; Basketball Wives for VH1; To Have & To Hold: Charlotte for OWN; Swamp People for History; Teen Mom: Young Moms Club for MTV; and many others.