BOB SEGER SET TO JOIN JASON ALDEAN FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE, ALL-NEW EPISODE OF “CMT CROSSROADS” PREMIERING BLACK FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28
NASHVILLE – October 22, 2014 – Get ready to “take those old records off the shelf” – American music icon Bob Seger will collaborate with country superstar Jason Aldean later this month for an all-new installment of CMT CROSSROADS. The network’s flagship music series pairs Seger, described by New York Daily News music critic Jim Farber as the “lion of literate American rock,” with Aldean, country music’s most downloaded male artist in history, for an evening of never-before-heard duets on one another’s hit songs. CMT CROSSROADS: BOB SEGER AND JASON ALDEAN will premiere Black Friday, November 28 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on CMT.
Seger, who just released his first studio CD in eight years, Ride Out, is among the top all-American rock stars, a multi-talented artist, songwriter and producer, whose indelible body of work has affirmed his place in the annals of rock music. The songs of Seger exemplify the classic in classic rock: “Against The Wind,“ “Turn The Page,” “Night Moves,” “Hollywood Nights,” “Rock And Roll Never Forgets,” “Mainstreet,” “We’ve Got Tonight” and “Like A Rock,” to name just a few. Inducted to both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Seger has sold more than 52 million albums and has earned 13 platinum and seven multi-platinum Recording Industry Association of America-certified sales awards, including such landmark albums as Night Moves, Stranger In Town, Against The Wind, Live Bullet and Nine Tonight, all of which have sold in excess of 5 million units. For more info, visit www.bobseger.com.
Two-time ACM "Male Vocalist Of The Year" Aldean recently released his sixth studio album, Old Boots, New Dirt. The new album's smoking lead single, “Burnin’ It Down” earned platinum certification in only nine weeks, making it the fastest selling single of 2014. To date, Aldean has sold more than 9 million albums and has taken 13 trips to No. 1 on the country radio charts. Each of Aldean's albums has been certified platinum with his last album, Night Train, earning certification only four weeks after its release. Aldean was recently recognized by the RIAA as the top male digital country artist in history with sales totaling more than 21 million downloads. He is currently headlining his monumental 2014 Burn It Down Tour, which saw him play five stadium dates in addition to sold out shows in the country's biggest amphitheaters and arenas. For more info, visit www.jasonaldean.com.
CMT CROSSROADS is produced by Tom Forrest and Kathryn Russ. John Hamlin, Margaret Comeaux and Bill Flanagan serve as executive producers for CMT.
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, CMT.com and CMT Radio offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and are the top resource for country music on demand. The network’s digital platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Pure Country, CMT App, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.
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