or


[05/23/13 - 02:14 PM]
Little Big Town to Host "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock," Airing Monday, August 12 on ABC
"It's an incredible honor to be hosting this year's CMA Fest," said Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town.

[via press release from ABC]

REIGNING CMA VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR LITTLE BIG TOWN TO HOST SUMMER'S HOTTEST CONCERT EVENT, "CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL: COUNTRY'S NIGHT TO ROCK," AIRING MONDAY, AUGUST 12 ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK

Reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town will host the summer's hottest television music event when the ABC Television Network airs "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" on MONDAY, AUGUST 12 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET).

"It's an incredible honor to be hosting this year's CMA Fest," said Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town. "We could not be more excited about the party that's going to break out at LP Field every night!"

Little Big Town members Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman and Jimi Westbrook first entered the music scene more than 13 years ago with such hits as "Boondocks," "Bring It on Home," "Good as Gone" and the Grammy-nominated single, "Little White Church." The quartet's fifth studio album, "Tornado," was released on September 11, 2012 and debuted at the top of the Billboard Country Chart, where it stayed in the No. 1 position for five consecutive weeks. The album, which is certified Gold, was produced by Jay Joyce and includes the double Platinum-selling, No. 1 hit single, "Pontoon," and the follow-up single and title-track, "Tornado," which also reached No. 1. Their current single, the emotionally-charged "Your Side of the Bed," is at radio now and quickly climbing the charts.

Collectively the group have earned more than 25 award nominations and have taken home the trophies for CMA Single of the Year ("Pontoon") and CMA Vocal Group of the Year, and a Grammy Award for Best Country Group/Duo Performance ("Pontoon"). The foursome have played in front of more than four million people to date and recently wrapped The Tornado Tour, their sold-out headlining tour across the U.S. and Canada. They will join Keith Urban on tour later this summer.

Filmed during CMA Music Festival Thursday through Sunday, June 6-9, the special features many of today's most exciting Country Music stars as they hit the stage during the four-day party and celebration of America's music. The annual event is unlike any other, with autograph signings in the new Fan Fair X, live music on 11 stages, more than 450 artists and celebrities and a guest list of 71,000 avid singing-and-dancing-till-dawn fans.

The special first aired in 2004 and is marking its 10th anniversary in 2013. This is the ninth time ABC will broadcast the special - which invites the whole country to America's largest Country Music celebration. Artists appearing in the television special have not yet been announced. The special will air on ABC through 2021.

Artists performing as part of the sold-out nightly concerts at LP Field during 2013 CMA Music Festival include Gary Allan, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Kip Moore, Jake Owen, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, The Band Perry, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Zac Brown Band. Several legacy acts are performing, too, including Lee Greenwood, Tracy Lawrence, Randy Travis, Brett Eldredge, Gloriana, Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis. The Oak Ridge Boys are scheduled to perform the National Anthem.

Fans can stay in the loop by visiting CMAfest.com, the official website of CMA Music Festival, where they can sign up for the CMA exclusive e-news. Fans can also connect with CMA at Facebook.com/CMA, Twitter.com/CountryMusic, Pinterest.com/CMAworld, and Instagram.com/CMA_Country_Music_Association.

CMA Music Festival is organized and produced by the Country Music Association. Fan Fair(R) is a registered trademark of CMA. Chevrolet(TM) is the Official Ride of Country Music. Bud Light is the Official Beer of the CMA Music Festival. Pepsi is the Official Soft Drink of the CMA Music Festival. Transitions(R) Adaptive Lenses: the Official Eyewear of the CMA Music Festival. American Airlines is the Official Airline of CMA Music Festival. Bad Boy Buggies are the Official UTV of the CMA Music Festival.





  [may 2013]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[05/18/19 - 08:34 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos with "The Blacklist" Finale
The Peacock takes home the adults 18-49 crown while CBS is the most-watched network.

[05/17/19 - 02:06 PM]
CBS to Broadcast Encore of "The Big Bang Theory" Final Episodes, Monday, May 20
"The Change Constant" and "The Stockholm Syndrome" will air back-to-back beginning at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/17/19 - 12:37 PM]
FOX Drops Monday, Wednesday Editions of "Paradise Hotel"; "So You Think You Can Dance" Return Moved Up to June 3
Repeats of "9-1-1" and "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" will instead fill said time periods as "Paradise Hotel" will now only air on Thursday nights through June 6.

[05/17/19 - 12:02 PM]
HBO Drama Series "Euphoria," Starring Zendaya, Debuts June 16
The series follows 17-year-old Rue Bennett (Zendaya), a drug addict fresh from rehab, who's struggling to make sense of her future.

[05/17/19 - 11:21 AM]
ID and People's Hit Series "People Magazine Investigates: Cults" Returns for Shocking Second Season Exploring the Seductive World of Cults
The six-episode new season premieres Monday, June 3 at 9:00/8:00c on Investigation Discovery.

[05/17/19 - 10:10 AM]
Netflix Unveils the Next Big Thing in Fashion!
Tan France and Alexa Chung will host "Next In Fashion," a high-stakes competition series featuring some of the world's best and quietly innovative designers who compete for a chance to become the next big name in fashion.

[05/17/19 - 10:07 AM]
Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie, BTS, Jonas Brothers, Halsey, Khalid, OneRepublic, Hootie & the Blowfish and More to Perform on Live "Voice" Finale
Each finalist will perform three times - one new solo cover, a special duet with their coach and the debut of their first original single.

[05/17/19 - 10:02 AM]
Innovative World War II Documentary "The Cold Blue," From Director Erik Nelson and Paul G. Allen's Vulcan Productions, Debuts June 6 on HBO
A meditation on youth, war, the film debuts on the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

[05/17/19 - 08:39 AM]
WE tv's No Holds Barred Spinoff Series "Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup" Premieres Friday, June 14
The new series follows five returning couples who fans have grown to know and love - or love to hate - as they face parole restrictions, temptation, and turbulence in their lives outside of prison walls.

[05/17/19 - 08:32 AM]
Cinemax Drama Series "Jett" Debuts June 14
Fresh out of prison, retired professional thief Daisy "Jett" Kowalski (Carla Gugino) is reluctantly drawn back into doing what she does best after being forced to quit following the birth of her child.

[05/17/19 - 08:14 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Big Bang Theory" Goes Out on Top
CBS easily wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/17/19 - 08:00 AM]
Families Turn Homes Into Money-Making Short-Term Rental Properties in HGTV's "My House Is Your House"
The series showcases a Nashville-based mother-daughter duo, Victoria and Teryn, and a San Diego-based husband-wife team, Ryan and Claire, who help clients transform unused areas of their homes or lackluster rental spaces into stunning vacation properties.

[05/17/19 - 07:54 AM]
ESPN's Second Highest Rated NBA Western Conference Finals Game 2 Ever
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, May 16.

[05/17/19 - 07:49 AM]
"60 Minutes'" Steve Kroft to Retire After 30 Seasons on America's # 1 News Program
Kroft will announce his plans to step down this Sunday, May 19 after the broadcast's 51st season finale.

[05/17/19 - 07:00 AM]
CBS Announces Premiere Dates for Two Returning True-Crime News Series
Rocky Carroll returns to host the newly re-monikered "NCIS: The Cases They Can't Forget," premiering Wednesday, May 29.