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Jason Aldean and Bob Seger Come Together for CMT Crossroads

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Get ready to “take those old records off the shelf” – American music icon Bob Seger will collaborate with country superstar Jason Aldean later this month for an all-new installment of CMT CROSSROADS. The network’s flagship music series pairs Seger, described by New York Daily News music critic Jim Farber as the “lion of literate American rock,” with Aldean, country music’s most downloaded male artist in history, for an evening of never-before-heard duets on one another’s hit songs. CMT CROSSROADS: BOB SEGER AND JASON ALDEAN will premiere Black Friday, November 28 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on CMT.

Two-time ACM “Male Vocalist Of The Year” Aldean recently released his sixth studio album, Old Boots, New Dirt. The new album’s smoking lead single, “Burnin’ It Down” earned platinum certification in only nine weeks, making it the fastest selling single of 2014. To date, Aldean has sold more than 9 million albums and has taken 13 trips to No. 1 on the country radio charts. Each of Aldean’s albums has been certified platinum with his last album, Night Train, earning certification only four weeks after its release. Aldean was recently recognized by the RIAA as the top male digital country artist in history with sales totaling more than 21 million downloads. He is currently headlining his monumental 2014 Burn It Down Tour, which saw him play five stadium dates in addition to sold out shows in the country’s biggest amphitheaters and arenas. For more info, visit www.jasonaldean.com.

Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean & Florida Georgia Line Named CMT’s Artists of the Year

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CMT will celebrate an incredible year in the country music industry by honoring Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban as the top country artists of 2014 in an all-new CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR, premiering LIVE from Nashville on Tuesday, December 2nd at 8:00 p.m. ET. The 90-minute special will bring together this year’s five honorees and their peers for an evening filled with star-studded performances and celebration, honoring each artist’s successes over the past year.

Urban, a first-time honoree, joins Aldean, Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Lambert, all of whom have been honored in previous years at the annual ceremony. Aldean has been named a CMT ARTIST OF THE YEAR since the award’s inception in 2010.

“Country music has never been bigger, and these five are its biggest stars of 2014,’’ said John Hamlin, SVP Music Events and Talent, CMT. “We do everything we can do to make sure this is the party of the year for them. And rightfully so. They’ve earned it.”

Over the past 12 months, all five honorees have illustrated their impact in country music through massive radio airplay, chart-topping album sales and millions of individual downloads of their current singles. Additionally, these acts have sold out concert tours and, collectively, their videos have received hundreds of millions of streams, earning them the honor of being named one of CMT’s ARTISTS OF THE YEAR.

Past artists named as CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR include Aldean, Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Lambert, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band.

Hunter Hayes to Be Featured on CMT’s ‘Inside Fame’

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CMT’s hit biography series INSIDE FAME returns with an exclusive profile of four-time Grammy-nominated artist and global phenomenon Hunter Hayes premiering Saturday, November 1 at 8 p.m., ET/PT. At age 23, Hayes has amassed sales of more than 9 million digital tracks worldwide, and earlier this year was named one of Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30.” A multi-talented performer, musician, producer and writer, his career first made the national spotlight after he performed onstage with Hank Williams Jr. at the age of five. CMT chronicles the life of the musical prodigy turned country superstar in the one-hour special episode INSIDE FAME: HUNTER HAYES, featuring new interviews with Hayes about his sophomore album, Storyline, and never-before-seen performance clips.

In the new installment of INSIDE FAME, Hayes speaks candidly about growing up in Breaux Bridge, La., and the passions that eventually brought him to Nashville, including his earliest performances and his first guitar – a gift from Hollywood legend Robert Duvall. The superstar has accomplished much at an early age, including the Guinness World Record for the most live concerts performed in 24 hours in different cities. The special features new interviews with those closest to Hayes including his family, label representatives, music critics and fellow superstars Carrie Underwood, Jason Mraz, Lady Antebellum and Rascal Flatts; who share what it’s like to collaborate with the young artist and just what makes Hayes so special.

Visit CMT.com, Hunterhayes.CMT.com and the CMT Artists App for exclusive outtakes, videos and more.

Zac Brown Band Rocks Out with Foo Fighters on David Letterman

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Southern Ground’s Zac Brown Band took a walk on the wild side Monday night (10/13) by performing Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” with the Foo Fighters on CBS-TV’s Late Show With David Letterman.

A clearly impressed Letterman remarked afterwards, “Wow! You have Zac Brown, Black Sabbath, Foo Fighters … what do you kids want from me?”

Sara Evans To Appear On Hit ABC Show Nashville

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Multi platinum-selling recording artist Sara Evans, one of the most compelling and authentic vocalists in Country music, will appear on the hit ABC drama Nashville on October 29th at 10|9c (check local listings). In the episode Evans, who plays herself, will also perform her single recently released to radio “Put My Heart Down,” with one of the series’ leading men Luke Wheeler played by actor Will Chase. The duet will be available immediately following the show on iTunes. The night before the show airs Evans, who is currently on tour in support of her critically acclaimed seventh studio album Slow Me Down, will be a part of the sixth annual “Opry Goes Pink” as The Grand Ole Opry joins Women Rock For The Cure™ in the fight against breast cancer October 28th where she will do a special performance of her single.

“I am a huge fan of the show Nashville – I watch it with my family. So when I was asked to be a part of this upcoming season I was really excited,” said Evans. “Everyone from the cast and crew were so great to work with during the shoot. I had a great time and can’t wait to watch with my whole family on the 29th!”

Evans also sat down with “Nashville: On The Record” to discuss her latest single “Put My Heart Down” alongside the songs writers Nathan Chapman, Andrew Dorff, and Elizabeth Huett and Nashville actor Will Chase. Fans can check out the great story behind the song on October 29th following the episode here. “On the Record” is a documentary web series that follows the life of original songs performed on “Nashville” written by singer-songwriters in the music scene, from the songs’ inception to on-air premiere. The series offers an intimate look into the songwriting process, from guitar demo to music video and all the steps in between. “Put My Heart Down” is the second release from Slow Me Down and pulls fans in from the first note with its infectious melody and relatable subject matter of wanting to protect oneself in a relationship. Evans is at her finest on this track which fans can purchase here.

Slow Me Down’s title track was Evans’ biggest first week Country radio Added single ever and fourteenth Top 20 single. Slow Me Down, which debuted at #2 on the Country Album Chart and landed in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart, continues to win over fans and media alike being dubbed her best album to date. It is the follow-up album to 2011’s Stronger and was co-produced with Mark Bright (Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, and Carrie Underwood) who Evans last worked with on her Platinum-selling #1 Country album Real Fine Place (2005). Evans’ signature powerful vocals are heard on every note of Slow Me Down which serves as a reminder of why she has had a level of success reserved for few.

For more official Sara Evans news go to www.saraevans.com.

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