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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.

CMT Instant Jam: Kenny Chensey Premieres Next Weekend

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Three weeks ago, 500 lucky University of Georgia students and Athens residents were given the exclusive opportunity to see Kenny Chesney perform live at the legendary Georgia Theatre. Now the rest of Chesney’s fans can experience the No Shoes Nation party first-hand when CMT INSTANT JAM: KENNY CHESNEY airs Saturday, September 27th at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT. Launching CMT’s all-new pop-up concert series, the one-hour premiere features live performances from Chesney, along with a behind-the-scenes look at all the excitement leading up to his show. Viewers can get a sneak peek of Chesney’s “American Kids” performance exclusively on the CMT Artists App beginning tomorrow morning at 11:30 a.m. ET, and catch the video during CMT and CMT Pure music hours beginning Monday, September 22nd.

“On the rare occasion that big artists play small rooms, most fans can only dream of being a part of the experience,” says John Hamlin, SVP Music Events and Talent, CMT. “Instant Jam gives everyone a chance to attend an extremely exclusive show. Kenny Chesney is the master of surprise concerts in small clubs, so I can’t think of a better artist for our first episode.”

The 4-time Country Music Association and 4-consecutive Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year brings some of his best known hits and brand new music to CMT INSTANT JAM. Performing in front of a high-energy crowd, Chesney’s set list features “Beer In Mexico,” “I Go Back,” “Don’t Happen Twice,” “Out Last Night” and “Boys of Fall,” in addition to “Til It’s Gone” and “American Kids” from his September 23 release, The Big Revival. CMT INSTANT JAM documents the top-secret show from start to finish – beginning in the morning when posters and fliers announcing the concert were distributed in downtown Athens; continuing on to capture hundreds of enthusiastic fans as they flocked to the campus’ Phi Mu sorority house to snag a wristband, which were gone in less than eight minutes; and concluding with the final notes that played inside the Georgia Theatre.

“That crowd was so on fire,” Chesney said of the capacity-plus crowd. “To be in such a live room, with that kind of energy, it makes you want to play all night long. I’m so glad CMT was there to capture that moment. Getting to play clubs that size? It’s a whole other thing, and I always love it.”

For more information on CMT INSTANT JAM: KENNY CHESNEY, visit www.cmt.com

CMT is Casting for Shows in KY

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CMT is heading out for their LAST casting trip of the year!!!!   Last stop, KENTUCKY!  CMT will be there Oct 9-15th searching for larger than life characters.   Get all of the details online at www.CMTcasting.com!

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