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CMT Makes Talent & Casting Website Available to Public


CMT announced yesterday the launch of its first-ever casting website. The site lives on the 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 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, “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 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 or log into your Google+ account, add Jessica Northey to your circle, bring your webcam, and join in on the fun!

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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 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

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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CMT Announces Next Women of Country

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Once again, CMT shines a light on the modern, female pioneers of country music with the addition of five new artists to its NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY initiative. Angaleena Presley, Lindsay Ell, Lucy Hale, Natalie Stovall and The Drive and Nikki Lane are the latest to join the multi-platform initiative that recognizes women making an indelible impact on country music. Since the campaign launched, the network has named 21 major label, indie label and unsigned female artists to its NEXT WOMEN list, providing support on-air and online at with exclusive video premieres, live performances and more.

“When we first launched NEXT WOMEN, we saw an opportunity — there were all of these incredible female voices; they just needed to be heard,” said Leslie Fram, SVP of Music Strategy, CMT. “This year, our mission is to build the franchise and take it to the next level. As an industry we need to all celebrate and support the amazing female talent that represents our genre.’

Since CMT’s NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY launched in January 2013, several alumnae — Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark, Cassadee Pope and Ashley Monroe included — found success ranging from commercial and critical acclaim, to Musgraves’ two Grammy wins for best country song and best country album.

For more on the latest rising female stars in country music, visit and follow #NextWomen on Twitter. Here, fans can find exclusive content from the NEXT WOMEN artists including video premieres, performances and more.

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