Women have been an integral part of the country music world for as long as the genre has existed. And CMT believes it’s time to showcase the talents of those women who are a part of the new generation of female artists through its NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY initiative. Read More
CMT has announced the premiere of its first video app tied to its programming, featuring TV Everywhere functionality and co-viewing. As an introduction to the app, CMT will prerelease the first episode of the new season of its hit series Sweet Home Alabama exclusively in the app a week before its premiere on television. Read More
Three-time Grammy nominated artist Hunter Hayes sure knows how to make his fans feel “wanted.”
Hayes gave CMT employees and select industry members an exclusive sneak peek of CMT on Tour: Hunter Hayes’ “Let’s Be Crazy” during his final tour rehearsal in Nashville, Tenn., on Oct. 7. And he did not disappoint in doing so. Read More
Music fans will be telling CMT “thanks for the memories” when they see what the network has up its sleeve for the next installment of CMT CROSSROADS.
CMT and Republic Nashville hosted an exclusive viewing party to celebrate the upcoming launch of singer Cassadee Pope’s new CMT docu-series, Cassadee Pope: Frame By Frame last Wednesday, Sept. 27. Select industry, media and lucky Cassadee Pope fans gathered at Ruby in Nashville to preview the premiere of the six-episode series that follows Pope on her journey to becoming a country artist after winning season three of “The Voice.”
Designed to sell reality programming to television, WESTDOC recently wrapped its fourth annual conference in Los Angeles. CMT’s Head of Development, Jayson Dinsmore, as well as Vice Presidents of Development Melanie Moreau and Julia Silverton, participated in multiple panels and pitch sessions, giving the network a notable presence during the three-day event. Read More
Sturgis Motorcyle Rally. Many people have heard of it, hundreds of thousands attend every year, but how many people truly understand the “magic” that happens every August at this two-week party in a town that’s otherwise quiet for the remaining 50 weeks out of the year? Luckily CMT loves a good party, so this year we made a trip out to Sturgis, S.D. to bring viewers some crazy and fun new specials that will capture the culture and camaraderie we witnessed first-hand at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. They will make up the first-ever CMT BIKE WEEK, seven nights of badass, beginning August 18. Read More
The panel was introduced. A silence fell over the room. A silence that, despite the potential ability to be an arbiter of awkwardness for the average person, was at present far from it. Because for the group at the front of the room, silence was an old friend.
And that’s exactly why they gathered there Wednesday, June 26, on a sunny afternoon at the CMT offices in Nashville – to discuss taking the steps away from that silence, and into the future of the workplace. The panel, appropriately titled “Open for Business” was a part of CMT’s way of celebrating National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Month, which occurs annually in June. Throughout the month, the LGBT community embraces speaking out on many different scales, with everything from large parades, to small community conversations and panels.
And now, some Willie on this Wednesday morning to get you over the hump.
ICYMI, CMT Crossroads: Willie Nelson & Friends from Third Man Records aired Sunday night on CMT. Nelson performed with a generation and genre-spanning collection of musicians, including Sheryl Crow, Jamey Johnson, Norah Jones, O Music Awards performer Ashley Monroe, Leon Russell and Neil Young, who joined Nelson for the Stills-Young classic ‘Long May You Run.”
Click above to watch the performance and here to watch the complete episode.
CMT lost a brilliant and beloved member of our family in the early hours of June 19, 2013. CMT Editorial Director and renowned music journalist Chet Flippo passed away, peacefully, in Nashville. This is a stunning loss to all of us. Chet was a stoic Texan, fiercely loyal and intensely private. He was honest to the core and widely regarded as a bit enigmatic, even among his closest colleagues. For all, it was a terrific privilege to work with Chet Flippo. Read More