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Brantley Gilbert to Pair with Legendary Rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd for CMT Crossroads

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Brantley Gilbert and legendary rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd will pair-up for CMT Crossroads scheduled to air on June 27th. This will mark the second time the rockers have appeared on the show. They first took the stage in 2004 with duo Montgomery Gentry.

Both having a strong outlaw vibe, Brantley Gilbert and Lynyrd Skynyrd are sure to make a memorable pairing. CMT Crossroads: Lynyrd Skynyrd and Brantley Gilbert will tape in Nashville and air June 27th at 10 p.m. ET/PT only on CMT.

CMT to Produce Chris Janson’s Music Video

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CMT announced today it would – for the first time in its history – finance and produce a music video for an artist. At a CMT event today in Nashville, the brand announced it will produce the music video for Chris Janson’s summer anthem, “Buy Me A Boat,” with plans to add the video to heavy rotation. The single shot to #1 on the iTunes Country Songs Chart last month after just a few spins on the nationally-syndicated Bobby Bones Show.

“Music discovery and connecting independent artists with fans is one of our core tenants,” said Leslie Fram, SVP of Music Strategy for CMT. “We’re thrilled that Chris’ talents are being recognized and CMT can bring this song to life in a music video.”

CMT has long been a champion of music discovery, and just last week announced its first-ever “Next Women of Country Tour.” Franchises like “CMT Listen Up” and “Live @ CMT” continue to serve as a place where unsigned, indie and emerging acts can connect with new fans.

Unsigned, independent artist Chris Janson made headlines when “Buy Me A Boat” sailed high at iTunes landing at #1 on the Country and #7 on the all genre charts. A formidable songwriter in his own right, Janson co-wrote the song with Chris Dubois, who has penned many #1 songs. Janson brings his blue-collar, working-class, boot-stomping hillbilly redneck attitude to every live performance, earning him opening slots for Florida Georgia Line, music legends Merle Haggard and Hank Williams Jr., as well as over 90 appearances at the Grand Ole Opry. The talented songwriter began writing at just 18 with an impressive group of musicians from the likes of Guns N’ Roses to the esteemed Larry Gatlin, and co-wrote Tim McGraw’s highest chart debut of his career, “Truck Yeah.” The Perryville, Missouri native first broke onto the music scene when he landed a year long, four-show-a-day gig at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge on Nashville’s Lower Broadway. Janson is currently focusing on a heavy summer touring season and writing songs for his debut album. For more information and tour dates visit:

Reba to Take Over CMT Next Weekend


CMT today announced a massive multiscreen weekend takeover with the Queen of Country music, Reba. In celebration of her forthcoming highly anticipated new album, “Love Somebody,” available April 14 on Nash Icon Records, CMT is turning over its screens beginning Saturday, April 18 for an unparalleled “CMT We Love Reba Takeover Weekend” that includes the CMT premiere of the epic concert event, “Reba and Friends Outnumber Hunger,” a special edition of “CMT Hot 20 Countdown” co-hosted by Reba, new interviews on CMT Radio, music video blocks across CMT and CMT Pure hosted by Reba, a marathon of the hit series, “Reba,” and special episodes of “Reba” on CMT VOD. Mashable first broke the news late yesterday.

“I love that CMT invited me to ‘takeover’ the network for the weekend… it’s going to be fun! I can’t wait to share stories about Love Somebody and walk down memory lane a bit,” said Reba. “I hope fans enjoy seeing some of my favorite career moments and even some of the questionable fashion choices.”

CMT will premiere “Reba and Friends Outnumber Hunger,” a one-hour special concert on Saturday, April 18th at 12pm ET/PT on CMT and The event will feature new music from “Love Somebody” as well as performances from other BMLG artists including Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Florida Georgia Line, Eli Young Band and Maddie & Tae. Serving as the face of the 2015 Outnumber Hunger campaign, Reba will help raise awareness of the 49 million individuals struggling with hunger in America. For more on the initiative, visit or

Reba will join Cody Alan as co-host for “CMT Hot 20 Countdown” on Saturday, April 18th at 9am ET/PT where she will look back at some of her biggest videos and best wardrobes, and be brutally honest with Cody about his acting abilities. Throughout the weekend, both CMT and CMT Pure will air Reba’s entire video catalog including “Fancy,” “Consider Me Gone,” “Because of You” and her current smash “Going Out Like That.” The weekend also includes a marathon of her best-loved episodes from the hit series, “Reba,” on Saturday from 1pm-8pm ET/PT, and Reba will rank her Top 10 quotes from the show on Facebook page and via @CMT on Twitter.

Leading up to her takeover weekend, Reba will be the featured guest on “CMT After MidNite,” “CMT Radio Live” and “CMT All Access” with Cody Alan. Fans can keep up with Reba’s takeover weekend on social by following @CMT on Twitter using #CMTRebaWeekend, or on CMT’s official Facebook page.


• Hosted by Reba herself, the Queen of Country’s entire video catalog will air throughout CMT and CMT Pure music hours on Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19 from 6-9am ET/PT.
• Reba co-hosting CMT “Hot 20 Countdown” with Cody Alan, premiering Saturday, April 18 at 9am-12pm ET/PT. Encore airs Sunday, April 19 at 9am ET/PT.
• “Reba and Friends Outnumber Hunger” concert special premiering Saturday, April 18 at 12pm ET/PT on CMT and Encore airs Sunday, April 19 at 8am ET/PT.
• A marathon of “Reba” kicking-off Saturday, April 18 at 1pm ET/PT.

Save the Date for 2015 CMT Music Awards!!!

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Who’s ready for the 2015 CMT Awards?? Save the date for Wednesday, June 10th as the CMT Awards kicks-off CMA Fest in Nashville! Even better, click here to enter to win a trip to the show!

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