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CMT’s “Concert of the Summer” Takes Fans Backstage at Jason Aldeans’s Six String Circus Tour

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From the masterminds behind the ground-breaking music series “Crossroads” and the inventive “CMT Music Awards,” the first award show that turned the power over to the fans to choose the winners, comes the first-ever “CMT Concert of the Summer,” an immersive documentation that will bring fans directly into the summer’s biggest concert event, Jason Aldean’s SIX STRING CIRCUS TOUR, through their screen of choice.

The colossal two-hour music extravaganza premiering this summer features ACM Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean along with superstars Thomas Rhett and A Thousand Horses, as well as surprise guests as they take the stage at Live Nation’s Country LakeShakein Chicago, Illinois.

The inaugural event aims to amplify the concert going experience with exclusive on-the-scene and behind-the-scenes access including capturing artists pre-show rituals, the adrenaline fueled moment as they anxiously await to take the stage, as well as post-show thoughts from the unique POV of both the artists and the fans. Each year, CMT will proclaim one festival or event as the year’s concert of the summer and then bring it to life across all screens (television, online and social).

“It’s always cool when you’re approached about new ways to get music to your fans,” said Aldean. “So when CMT asked about coming out to LakeShake, I was immediately into it. We’re going to slap an all-access pass on them for the day and play until they pull the plug.”

“Summer festivals live large in the culture. Fans from all walks of life make pilgrimages to celebrate the power of music,” said Brian Philips, President of CMT. “With our Concert of the Summer event, we are going to capture the definitive documentary and companion programming for this big show. We’re counting on powerhouses Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett and A Thousand Horses to rock the masses. Viewers will experience the party through the eyes of both artists and fans.”

“CMT Concert of the Summer” joins the impressive ranks of existing CMT music series and events including “2016 CMT Music Awards,” premiering June 8 at 8 PM ET/PT, “2016 CMT Artist of the Year,” “CMT Crossroads,” “Hot 20 Countdown” and more.

 

“CMT Crossroads: Jason Derulo and Luke Bryan” Gets Air Date!!!

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As Luke Bryan embarks on his sell-out summer tour, he joins Jason Derulo, one of pop music’s biggest stars, on stage for a performance that blend their styles and voices for a full-throttled genre-bending musical bang worth of music in “CMT Crossroads: Jason Derulo and Luke Bryan” premiering Saturday, May 21st at 10 pm ET/PT. The hour-long episode features hits from both artists including Derulo’s “Trumpets,” “Talk Dirty To Me,” “Want to Want Me” and his new single “If It Ain’t Love,” along with Bryan’s “That’s My Kinda Night,” “Country Girl,” “Strip it Down” and “Move.”

Chase Rice is Headed Back to School

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Chase Rice’s allegiance to his alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and its Tar Heels is well documented, but viewers will have the chance to see Rice return to his roots for the first time as a headlining artist in a new episode of CMT Hot 20 Countdown premiering tomorrow, April 23rd at 9 a.m. ET/PT Rice filmed the episode during a recent tour stop at the university on Campus Events Network Presents College Days, Country Nights: The Chase Rice Back to College Tour, which is his fourth headlining run after opening for Kenny Chesney on The Big Revival Tour 2015 and consistently selling out 2,000 – 3,000 seat capacity venues on his JD and Jesus Tour last fall.

Currently at work on his next Columbia Nashville / Dack Janiels Records album expected in late 2016, Rice seized the opportunity to hit the road this spring and perform his new music for what Pollstar notes is “the most discerning crowd there is: college kids.”

“Music has taken me all over the country, all over the world these last couple of years, and it’s given me a life I only could’ve dreamed about when I was in college,” Rice said upon returning to his former stomping grounds at UNC and even touring the campus football facilities where he used to train as a linebacker for the team. “But Carolina will always have my heart. I will always be a Tar Heel, and that makes this particular show really special to me. I learned a lot about life while I was here, not just as a student or a football player but getting injured and losing my dad when I was a senior in school – those experiences changed my life forever. Ultimately, they brought me to music and so it’s really cool to bring it all back to where it started.”

The Chase Rice Back to College Tour continues tomorrow at Southern Illinois University and concludes at the University of New Hampshire on May 7, after which Rice will continue to perform select headlining shows and festivals throughout the summer. Upcoming dates are as follows:

Saturday, April 23 – SIU Arena – Carbondale, Ill.*
Sunday, April 24 – Off the Rails Music Fest – Frisco, Texas
Friday, April 29 – EGSC Bobcat Athletics Complex – Swainsboro, Ga.*
Saturday, April 30 – Suwannee River Jam – Live Oak, Fla.
Friday, May 6 – Ives Concert Park – Danbury, Conn.*
Saturday, May 7 – University of New Hampshire – Durham, N.H.*
Thursday, May 12 – Soul Kitchen – Mobile, Ala.
Friday, May 13 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, N.C.
Thursday, May 19 – Clarksburg Amphitheater – Clarksburg, W.V.
Friday, May 20 – Celebrate Virginia After Hours – Fredericksburg, Va.
Saturday, May 21 – Innsbrook After Hours – Glen Allen, Va.
Thursday, June 2 – The Rialto Theatre – Tucson, Ariz.
Saturday, June 4 – Country Summer 2016 – Santa Rosa, Calif.
Friday, June 10 – Country Fest – North Lawrence, Ohio
Saturday, June 11 – Carolina Country Music Fest – Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Friday, June 17 – Illinois State Fairgrounds – Springfield, Ill.
Saturday, June 18 – Country USA – Oshkosh, Wisc.
Sunday, June 19 – Country Fest – Cadott, Wisc.
Friday, June 24 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, Okla.
Saturday, June 25 – Country Stampede – Manhattan, Kan.
Saturday, July 9 – Buchanan County Fair – Independence, Iowa
Sunday, July 10 – Summerfest – Milwaukee, Wisc.
Friday, July 15 – Windy City Smokeout – Chicago, Ill.
Saturday, July 16 – Country Fan Fest – Tooele, Utah
Friday, July 22 – Night in the Country Music Festival – Yerington, Nev.
Friday, July 29 – Creekfest – Cherokee, Iowa
Saturday, July 30 – Buffalo County Fair – Kearney, Neb.
Sunday, July 31 – Cape Blanco Country Music Festival – Sixes, Ore.
Friday, Aug. 5 – Buckle Up Music Festival – Cincinnati, Ohio
Sunday, Aug. 7 – Boots and Hearts Festival – Oro-Medonte, Ont.
Wednesday, Aug. 10 –Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo – Sikeston, Mo.
Saturday, Aug. 13 – Willamette Country Music Festival – Brownsville, Ore.
Wednesday, Aug. 17 – Midland County Fair – Midland, Mich.
Friday, Aug. 26 – Dutchess County Fair – Rhinebeck, N.Y.
Saturday, Aug. 27 – Keloorah Festival – Brooklyn, Mich.
Sunday, Sept. 4 – Tumbleweed Music Festival – Kansas City, Mo.
Saturday, Sept. 10 – York Fair – York, Pa.
Saturday, Sept. 17 – City of Buford Fall Festival – Buford, Ga.

*Denotes dates for Campus Events Network Presents College Days, Country Nights: The Chase Rice Back to College Tour.

For ticketing information and more, visit www.chaserice.com

Jennifer Nettles & Cheap Trick “I Want You to Want Me”

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Jennifer Nettles and Cheap Trick will blow your minds when CMT Crossroads airs on Thursday, March 24th at 11 pm ET/PT.. Check out this killer performance from the show of them performing “I Want You to Want Me.”

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