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Kacey Musgraves & Katy Perry Collide in CMT Crossroads

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For more than a decade, CMT has been pairing together country and non-country artists for episodes of the flagship music series CMT CROSSROADS, which has delivered some of the most unforgettable performances on television. Next up are global superstar Katy Perry and recent Grammy-winner Kacey Musgraves, who will appear in the 50th episode of the critically acclaimed and longest-running music series of the network, it was announced today at CMT’s Upfront presentation. For the first time in the series history, this all-new episode of CROSSROADS will not only air on CMT, but it will also air on multiple channels including VH1, MTV, MTV Hits and Palladia. The two stars will swap lyrics and share stories in a performance to be taped live in Los Angeles, before embarking on a tour together later this summer. CMT CROSSROADS: KATY PERRY AND KACEY MUSGRAVES will premiere on Friday, June 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CMT. Air dates for the VH1, MTV, MTV Hits and Palladia airings will soon be announced.

“This is without a doubt one of the best pairings in the 50 episode history of the Crossroads franchise,” says John Hamlin, senior vice president music events and talent, CMT. “Both Katy and Kacey are killing it right now in their respective formats—due in large part because their music is built on authenticity and great song writing. Those songs reflect a 2014 view of the world as seen from two different points of view. Better yet, they are good friends who are very, very excited to get on stage and share their music with one another.”

“From the moment I heard ‘Merry Go Round’ by Kacey Musgraves, I knew we were cut from the same songwriter’s cloth,” said Perry. “I have been a fan and a friend of hers from the beginning, always championing her prolific songs every opportunity I get. To me, Kacey Musgraves is an artist that should be a household name because she offers a unique perspective with her writing style. It’s going to be a BLAST to play on each other’s songs this ‘Crossroads.’ It will be a preview to our Prismatic World Tour road trip this summer, WHICH I CAN’T WAIT FOR!”

“I’ve been such a HUGE fan of Katy and her vision since I found out about her. And since she’s found out about me, she’s been an amazing light and friend to me. So, joining forces with her for ‘Crossroads’ is going to be incredible,” exclaimed Musgraves. “In some ways we’re on opposite ends of the spectrum, but in a lot of ways our music makes total sense together. Her songs, while having grit, are so fun and it’ll be a cool challenge to throw a little country on ‘em. I love her brain and her heart and I can’t wait for our two musical worlds to collide!”

CMT CROSSROADS debuted January 13, 2002 with Elvis Costello and Lucinda Williams and since has showcased dream musical partnerships including Kid Rock and Hank Williams, Jr.; Ray Charles and Travis Tritt; Dave Matthews and Emmylou Harris; Bon Jovi and Sugarland; Kelly Clarkson and Reba McEntire; Def Leppard and Taylor Swift; Sting and Vince Gill; John Mayer and Keith Urban; Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood; Stevie Nicks and Lady Antebellum; and One Republic and Dierks Bentley to just name a few.

CMT Makes Talent & Casting Website Available to Public

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CMT announced yesterday the launch of its first-ever casting website. The site lives on the CMT.com site and can be easily accessed through the home page.

CMT is always searching for the most dynamic, unique, and entertaining characters for a variety of shows and now anyone can submit themselves or someone they know through www.cmtcasting.com. To apply, candidates must register and provide contact information, answer detailed questions and be prepared to upload photos and videos.

For more information on CMT CASTING, visit www.cmtcasting.com, “like” the official Facebook page, be part of the conversation with #cmtcasting and follow @CMTcasting on Twitter.

Tracy Lawrence Premiers New Music Video for “Lie”

CMT exclusively premiered the music video “LIE” from Tracy Lawrence. In addition to the world premiere broadcast on the CMT Network; the video will also air across CMT’s multiple properties including CMT.com, CMT Pure, and the CMT Artists App.

“LIE” the music video filled with steamy twists of love and friendship, features Lawrence with with co-star Hollywood actor Michael Roark, best known for his film and TV roles in Dolphin Tale, Magic Mike, Sleepy Hollow, Banshee, The Following and Revolution.

“LIE” marks the first country music video by Lawrence since his chart-topping hit “Find Out Who Your Friend’s Are.” The entertainer has delivered some of country music’s most entertaining videos like the classic time traveler series early in his career, which earned him the CMT “Most Played Video Artist of the Year” award.

The song is one of the most anticipated singles from the album Headlights, Taillights and Radios. Critics have praised the song stating “LIE might very well be one of the best-written cuts of his career, with only “Time Marches On” surpassing it.” – Billboard.

In addition to the landmark world premiere of “LIE” on CMT, on Thursday, March 27 at 7:00pm CT the singer will go online for a special Google + LIVE #CMchat Twangout video chat event with host Jessica Northey. The special event will give fans an opportunity to ask questions via video and interact with Lawrence including a special viewing of the video with the entertainer.

To participate in the LIVE #CMchat Twangout Google + Hangout event go to www.cmchatlive.com or log into your Google+ account, add Jessica Northey to your circle, bring your webcam, and join in on the fun!

For more on #CMchat Twangout visit: www.cmchatlive.com

CMT to Live Stream iHeart Radio Country Festival

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CMT has signed on as the exclusive live video streaming partner for Clear Channel’s first-ever “iHeartRadio Country Festival” this Saturday, March 29th, as the show will be streamed across CMT.com and the recently launched CMT Artists App beginning at 7:30 p.m. CT. CMT’s Cody Alan will host the livestream straight from the heart of Austin, Texas, as CMT brings the music of iHeartRadio to its fans with performances by Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes, Carrie Underwood, Jake Owen and Dan+Shay. The festival will be hosted by nationally-syndicated country music personality Bobby Bones.

In addition to the livestream, CMT AFTER MIDNITE WITH CODY ALAN and CMT RADIO LIVE will broadcast from Austin, and CMT HOT 20 COUNTDOWN will be on-site giving fans behind-the-scenes access and exclusive interviews with the festival’s artists. This all-new episode of HOT 20 airs Saturday, April 12th at 11:00 a.m., ET/PT.

CMT is the leader in country music news and entertainment, and brings fans unmatched coverage from country music’s biggest festivals and events throughout the year. For more information visit iHeartRadio.com/countryfestival.

Dierks Bentley and OneRepublic are “Counting Stars”

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The CMT Crossroads featuring Dierks Bentley and OneRepublic will air on Friday, March 21st at 10/9c on CMT. Here’s a little something to hold you over! Check out their performance of “Counting Stars.”

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