All-New Installment of CMT CROSSROADS Brings Long-Awaited Pairing of Bob Seger and Jason Aldean

EmilyBeekman by Emily Beekman, CMT

CMT Crossroads: Bob Seger And Jason Aldean

When you take a legendary rock icon and a country superstar who’s at the height of his career, add in a stage, lights and two of the best bands around, musical magic is made.  Last month at The Factory in Franklin, Tenn., Bob Seger and Jason Aldean united for the first time on the CMT CROSSROADS stage for an end-of-the-year event that neither could turn down.   Read More

CMT Celebrates Second Annual ‘NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY’ Event in Nashville

EmilyBeekman by Emily Beekman, CMT

CMT Next Women Of Country

In the midst of one of the busiest weeks in country music, a few hundred people gathered at City Winery in Nashville, Tenn., for CMT’s second annual ‘Next Women of Country’ event to celebrate some of country music’s most influential women.  Hosted by Leslie Fram, CMT’s SVP of Music Strategy, and country superstar Lee Ann Womack, the event struck a chord with those in attendance with its purpose to empower the new generation of female artists in the industry.  Read More

Back to School with CMT & Dustin Lynch

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Students across the country are heading back to school but for many the decision to head back to class is a difficult one. Recognizing the struggle to overcome roadblocks, CMT and platinum-selling country artist, Dustin Lynch are joining forces on a campaign to encourage fans to go back to school. One part of the CMT Empowering Education initiative, this call to action aims to mobilize fans to pledge their commitment to education via online crowdsourcing hub, Thunderclap. Join this Thunderclap movement and pledge a Tweet, Facebook post, or Tumblr post today.

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Dierks Bentley and OneRepublic meet at the CROSSROADS

CMT Crossroads

Two Grammy-nominated artists took the CMT CROSSROADS stage in Nashville, Tenn., for an unforgettable night of musical convergence. Popular band OneRepublic teamed up with country star Dierks Bentley to put a creative spin on each other’s hit singles, with Bentley and OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder sharing vocals.

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CMT’s Lucia Folk Invites Business Community to Help Ensure High-Quality Education for Children

Lucia Folk_CMT by Lucia Folk, Public Affairs, CMT

Recently, the city of Nashville has received high marks from many national outlets for our growing restaurant scene, evolving musical culture, revitalized neighborhoods and entrepreneurial business community.  While all of this attention is flattering and key to continued growth, there’s another crucial area that deserves the spotlight, one that is arguably the most important factor in any thriving community: ensuring high-quality education for all of our children.  Read More

Keep Calm and ‘Party Down South’ with CMT

ChadMeholic (2) by Chad Meholic, CMT

CMT SOcial Media (2)

Whether you were ready to “party down south” or not, CMT was blowing up the web on the premiere night of “Party Down South,” which shares production credits with MTV’s “Jersey Shore.” With takeovers on the day of the premiere on Perez Hilton, US Weekly, Buzzfeed, Urban Dictionary and YouTube, we knew people would be talking about the show. Read More

@ it again: ‘Orange County Choppers’ Social Command Center

AdamLee by Adam Lee, CMT


We’re at it again! Gearing up for the premiere of a new CMT series has never looked so fun. Everything from a life-size Paul Sr. cutout to show-related cupcakes filled the room as our team anxiously awaited the premiere of ORANGE COUNTY CHOPPPERS. One key phrase echoed throughout the night: “The choppers are back!” Read More