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 CMT.com. 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 www.OutnumberHunger.com or www.OutnumberHunger.CMT.com.
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.
WE LOVE REBA TAKEOVER WEEKEND includes:
• 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 CMT.com. Encore airs Sunday, April 19 at 8am ET/PT.
• A marathon of “Reba” kicking-off Saturday, April 18 at 1pm ET/PT.