CMT and iHeartCountry partner to simulcast “2020 CMT Music Awards” airing Wednesday, October 21st at 8PM ET/7PM CT


CMT and iHeartCountry partner to simulcast “2020 CMT Music Awards”
airing Wednesday, October 21st at 8PM ET/7PM CT

LOS ANGELES & NASHVILLE -- (October 2) -- ­­CMT and iHeartMedia today announced iHeartCountry will once again serve as the official radio partner of the “2020 CMT Music Awards” airing Wednesday, October 21st at 8:00PM ET/7:00PM CT. The live radio broadcast of the Awards telecast will be offered to more than 120 iHeartCountry music radio stations. Voting for country music’s only entirely fan-voted award show is now open at

This year’s star-studded awards show will feature performances from superstar acts including Ashley McBryde, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan and Maren Morris, with presenters and additional performances and collaborations to be announced in the coming weeks. For more information, please visit

The annual “CMT Music Awards” simulcast is part of CMT and iHeartMedia’s multi-platform partnership. CMT and iHeartMedia develop programming and events across radio, television and digital platforms to create the largest country music platforms, providing fans with unparalleled access to the music and artists they’re passionate about.


About CMT:
CMT is the leading authority on country music and lifestyle, offering a mix of original series, music events and specials. CMT is everywhere its fans are including two cable channels (CMT and the 24-hour music channel, CMT Music), radio (CMT Radio), digital ( and social (@CMT on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube). CMT is a unit of ViacomCBS Inc. (Nasdaq: VIACA, VIAC) (“ViacomCBS”). For more information, please visit

About iHeartMedia:
iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. The company’s leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 850 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide; through its iHeartRadio digital service available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices; through its influencers; social; branded iconic live music events; other digital products and newsletters; and podcasts as the #1 commercial podcast publisher. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio product, using data from its massive consumer base. Visit for more company information.

Press Contacts:
For CMT: Ali Marszalkowski,
For iHeartRadio/Premiere Networks: Rachel Nelson,


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