Football fans are gearing up for the College Football Playoff National Championship game next month and in celebration of the biggest weekend of the year for college football, CMT for the first time ever is going to be broadcasting the CMT ULTIMATE KICKOFF PARTY LIVE FROM THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, a live television special premiering on CMT on Friday, January 9th at 9:00 p.m. ET. Just added to the lineup of star performers are Jake Owen, Maddie & Tae and Thomas Rhett. They join the previously announced Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Big & Rich and Brett Eldredge on the live 90-minute special, being broadcast from the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. The concert special marks a first-time partnership with CMT and College Football Playoff and is the kickoff entertainment event at the national championship playoff weekend.
The inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship is on January 12, 2015, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.