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Even More Performers Added to CMA Must Festival: Country’s Night to Rock

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Just when you think it can’t get any hotter, more superstar performers have been announced for “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” airing Tuesday, Aug. 5th (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on ABC.

Adding their chops and charm to the special are Luke Bryan, Eric Church with special guest Lzzy Hale, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Lady Antebellum,and Blake Shelton with season 2 contestant of “The Voice” Gwen Sebastian.
Hosted for the second year by reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town, the special was filmed during the sold-out CMA Music Festival in June. The annual conclave is a four-day party celebrating America’s music in the epicenter of the format, Nashville.

Previously announced performers included Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, The Band Perry, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban.

The special first aired in 2004. This is the 10th time ABC will broadcast the special – which invites the whole country to America’s largest Country Music celebration. The annual special will air on ABC through 2021.

Little Big Town Joins Team Blake As Mentor on “The Voice”

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Yesterday, Blake Shelton made an impressive Tweet about the super talented country group, Little Big Town.

It turns out, he was impressed enough with the quartet’s new music, that he recruited them to help mentor is team on NBC’s “The Voice.”

Little Big Town’s new album, Pain Killer, will hit stores in October. The lead single, “Day Drinking” was voted CMTT’s Top Song of the Summer!

Season 7 of The Voice premieres Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

Little Big Town Set to Release ‘Pain Killer’ in October

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Little Big Town will release their sixth studio album, Pain Killer, on October 21st. The album, produced by Jay Joyce, features current single “Day Drinking,” the bands highest chart debut to date, and was written by LBT’s Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook, Phillip Sweet and songwriters Troy Verges and Barry Dean. The foursome co-wrote eight of the 13 tracks on the album.

“Sometimes you don’t know what’s going to happen in the studio. You just have to dive in head first and work hard to do something unique,” said Fairchild. “We’re always striving and pushing ourselves to go somewhere new. Pain Killer is a new place for sure.”
“Individually, they are four of the best singers in the world,” said Mike Dungan, Chairman/CEO of Universal Music Group Nashville. “Together, they are awe-inspiring. As a band, they are forever focused on taking it to the next level. The result is Pain Killer…simply the best one yet.”

Little Big Town, who have been together for 15 years, release Pain Killer on the heels of their highly successful, platinum-selling album Tornado almost exactly two years later. Tornado was one of only 10 country albums to achieve platinum certification in 2013 and features back-to-back #1 hit singles “Pontoon” and “Tornado.” The 2x platinum-selling “Pontoon” took home the GRAMMY Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance and the CMA Award for Single of the Year.

Pain Killer Track Listing:
1. Quit Breaking Up With Me
(Busbee, Natalie Hemby, Shane McAnally)
2. Day Drinking
(Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook, Phillip Sweet, Troy Verges, Barry Dean)
3. Tumble and Fall
(Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Lori McKenna, Liz Rose, Hillary Lindsey)
4. Pain Killer
(Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook, Blair Daley, Hillary Lindsey)
5. Girl Crush
(Lori McKenna, Liz Rose, Hillary Lindsey)
6. Faster Gun
(Jeremy Spillman, Ryan Tyndell, Jimi Westbrook, Phillip Sweet)
7. Good People
(Jay Joyce, Natalie Hemby, Jeremy Spillman)
8. Stay All Night
(Jimi Westbrook, Phillip Sweet, Brent Cobb, Jason Saenz)
9. Save Your Sin
(Lori McKenna, Liz Rose, Hillary Lindsey)
10. Live Forever
(Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, Jeremy Spillman, Ryan Tyndell)
11. Things You Don’t Think About
(Natalie Hemby, Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman)
12. Turn The Lights On
(Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, Natalie Hemby,
Jay Joyce, Jeremy Spillman)
13. Silver and Gold
(Jedd Hughes, Jay Joyce, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild)

CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock to Air in August

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Summer’s hottest artists will perform on “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” airing Tuesday, Aug. 5 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network and hosted for the second year by reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town.

Filmed during CMA Music Festival in June, the special features many of today’s most exciting Country Music stars, including Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Hunter Hayes, Brad Paisley, and The Band Perry, as they hit the stage during the four-day party and celebration of America’s music.

The special first aired in 2004. This is the 10th time ABC will broadcast the special – which invites the whole country to America’s largest Country Music celebration. The annual special will air on ABC through 2021.

The Aug. 12, 2013 airing of “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” (8.3 million and 2.0/6) dominated its three-hour time period, beating CBS (6.1 million and 1.5/4) by wide margins in viewers (+36 percent) and young adults (+33 percent). The “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” spiked over 2012’s telecast (5.7 million and 1.5/4 on 9/17/12) by 46 percent in viewers and by 33 percent in Adults 18-49. In fact, the 2013 special drew the biggest-ever audience on ABC and equaled a seven-year high in Adults 18-49 (since 2006). ABC began airing the annual program in 2005.

Make sure to check out all of CMTT’s photos from CMA Fest on our Flickr page here.

Little Big Town Does a Little “Day Drinking” on ‘Today’

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Yesterday, Little Big Town did a little “Day Drinking” on the Today Show. “Day Drinking” is the lead single off their album, Painkiller which will hit stores this fall.

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