"CMT AFTER MIDNITE WITH CODY ALAN" KICKS OFF FIRST WEEK WITH STAR-STUDDED LINEUP BEGINNING MONDAY, JANUARY 6
NASHVILLE - January 2, 2014 - Some of the biggest names in country music are scheduled to stop in for the launch of CMT AFTER MIDNITE WITH CODY ALAN next week, including Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift, Zac Brown Band and Hunter Hayes. The syndicated Premiere Networks show kicks off with CMT personality Cody Alan as its new host on Monday, January 6 at midnight - 6 a.m., ET, reaching nearly two million weekly listeners on more than 200 radio stations. The show will originate from the CMT Radio studio in Nashville and be available on iHeartRadio.
Cody Alan comes to the gig with more than 20 years' experience on the air, along with TV hosting duties as co-host of CMT HOT 20 COUNTDOWN, providing fans with 360-degree coverage of the music they love, everywhere they find it.
About Cody Alan
As the host and executive producer of CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan and CMT After MidNite with Cody Alan, Alan is undoubtedly one of the most recognized names in radio. Broadcast on radio stations across America and originating from the CMT studio in Nashville, his show features the biggest names in country music and entertainment. With live interaction, Alan connects fans with their favorite stars, from the red carpet to backstage. Combining his passion for entertainment with television, he also serves as host of CMT's signature music show, Hot 20 Countdown, seen Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00/10:00c. He co-hosts CMT's weekend show, #1 Music and a Movie, and is a fixture at the industry's biggest events and awards shows. Alan landed his first radio job at age 15, and made waves breaking Texas music at 99.5 The Wolf in Dallas, helping the station earn the designation as the #1 country station in America at the time. He has received numerous national awards including "DJ of the Year" from Country Radio Broadcasters, the Academy of Country Music's 2010 and 2013 "National On-Air Personality of the Year" and Radio and Records "Music Director of the Year" five times, while Billboard magazine and the Radio Music Awards honored him with the annual title as well. Cody is a regular columnist for Country Weekly magazine, and has been a contributor on E! News, CNN, HLN, Anderson Cooper Live and in People Country. Follow him on Twitter @CMTCody or visit www.CMTCody.com.
CMT, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 92 million homes in the U.S. CMT and its website, CMT.com, offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and is the top resource for country music on demand. The network's digital platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Pure Country, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.