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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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Go Back to School with Dustin Lynch and CMT

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There are 4.7 million jobs open right now in the United States according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, many of which remain unfilled due to a lack of skilled applicants. CMT and country music star Dustin Lynch are teaming up to encourage Americans in some of the most economically-depressed areas to go back to school as part of the cable network’s CMT EMPOWERING EDUCATION initiative. With Dustin as the official spokesperson, the campaign highlights the important role community colleges play in providing affordable, relevant education and training aligned with the workforce needs in rural America.

CMT and Dustin are asking fans to pledge their commitment to education on social media using Thunderclap, an online crowdsourcing tool. If 500 people sign up to support CMT EMPOWERING EDUCATION by September 18, Thunderclap will blast a concerted message of support across social media worldwide. As an incentive to participate in the Thunderclap, CMT and Dustin will award 10 participants with personalized gift packages, as well as one grand prize package for a VIP trip to the 2015 CMT MUSIC AWARDS in Nashville, Tenn. Fans can visit http://thndr.it/1tTGZh1 to raise their voice for education now.

“Education has always been important to me and to my family. In fact, I made a promise to my family that I would graduate from college before pursuing a career in music,” says Lynch. “I’m proud to be working with CMT’s Empowering Education campaign to help others find their path to higher education and to new careers.”

“We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential with education beyond high school,” added Lucia Folk, Vice President of Public Affairs, CMT. “We’ve seen the skills gap first-hand in rural areas like Hazard, Kentucky, where coal miners are finding new careers in health care and other industries. With the aid of Dustin and the American Association of Community Colleges, we want to help our viewers narrow the gap and improve their quality of life.”

CMT EMPOWERING EDUCATION announced a three-year partnership at the Clinton Global Initiative America earlier this year, aiming to raise visibility for education and rural workforce struggles. In partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges, the pilot year activities will focus on recruitment and retention efforts with 14 community colleges in some of the most distressed regions of the United States. CMT will support local efforts by highlighting student success stories, combating perceived challenges, and providing customized toolkits for marketing efforts featuring Lynch.

George Strait: The Cowboy Rides Away Airs TONIGHT on CMT!

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Tonight’s the night! George Strait fans can relive the June 7th, 2014 The Cowboy Rides Away Tour Dallas date with a two-hour “George Strait: The Cowboy Rides Away” concert special airing TONIGHT exclusively on CMT (check local listings).

Joining Strait onstage to perform some of his hits are Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride. Strait’s son George “Bubba” Strait, Jr. also joined the stage to perform a song he penned for his dad, “Arkansas Dave.”

Enjoy the sneak peak above and set those DVRs tonight!

John Legend & Lee Ann Womack Set to Team Up for CMT Crossroads

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Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter John Legend will team up with Grammy Award-winning country star Lee Ann Womack next month when CMT presents an all-new episode of CMT CROSSROADS. Legend and Womack will meet and collaborate for the first time on the CMT CROSSROADS stage in Franklin, Tenn. CMT CROSSROADS: JOHN LEGEND AND LEE ANN WOMACK will premiere Friday, September 26th at 10 p.m. ET/PT only on CMT.

“Having John and Lee Ann join us on CMT CROSSROADS is going to be an incredible pairing – they are both among the most respected singers in their genres,” says John Hamlin, SVP Music, Events and Talent, CMT. “This has all the makings of another classic CROSSROADS collaboration.”

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