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
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
It may be the best CMT CROSSROADS collaboration yet. When Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter John Legend and Grammy Award-winning country powerhouse Lee Ann Womack met on the CROSSROADS stage, the result was unforgettable.
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.
As part of its celebration of Black History Month, CMT programmed activities for its employees and interns throughout February, including a book club led by Katie Buchanan, SVP of Programming Strategy. Together, members of the book club read and explored the themes of “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie” by Ayana Mathis. Read More
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.
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
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
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
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