CMT SET TO EXCLUSIVELY WORLD PREMIERE GRAMMY-NOMINATED ARTIST HUNTER HAYES’ LATEST VIDEO “EVERYBODY’S GOT SOMEBODY BUT ME” AS PART OF SPECIAL “CMT HOT 20 COUNTDOWN” ON OCTOBER 26
NASHVILLE – October 23, 2013 – Fans of country star Hunter Hayes can catch the exclusive world premiere of his latest video with Grammy Award-winning artist Jason Mraz, “Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me,” on CMT HOT 20 COUNTDOWN, airing Saturday, October 26 at 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET/PT on CMT. CMT will host the video premiere as part of an all-access Hunter Hayes weekend. The special countdown episode will go behind-the-scenes with Hayes from the CMT on Tour: Hunter Hayes’ Let’s Be Crazy Tour, including an exclusive performance live from the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Ga. The video premiere will be promoted across all of CMT’s digital platforms, including CMT.com, CMT Pure, CMT Mobile, CMT Radio Networks and to the network’s more than 6 million social media fans. “Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me” will begin airing on CMT and on CMT Pure Monday, October 28.
Hayes recently kicked off CMT on Tour in Knoxville, Tenn., on October 10. The tour will stop by 21 cities with 24 show dates in total. CMT on Tour has set the stage for many of country’s superstar acts for 12 years. Previous CMT on Tour artists include Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and a bevy of other country stars. This year, critically acclaimed Warner Bros. recording artist Ashley Monroe is joining Hayes as the special guest on CMT on Tour.
Multiple Grammy-nominated artist Hunter Hayes is a multi-talented performer, musician, producer and writer who was nominated for six Academy of Country Music Awards, including nods for his work as artist, songwriter and producer. His critically acclaimed self-titled album has already garnered three No. 1 singles, selling more than 7 million singles to date while the album itself was recently certified platinum by the R.I.A.A. His current single, “Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me” featuring Jason Mraz, is off his critically acclaimed album, “Hunter Hayes (Encore).” Hayes has played more than 500 dates since 2011. He has headlined sold out venues across the United States and Canada, and is currently on the CMT On Tour: Hunter Hayes’ Let’s Be Crazy tour this fall with 24 dates in 21 cities which kicked off on October 10. The Louisiana native has also shared the stage with Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Trace Adkins, Brad Paisley, Hank Williams, Jr., and most recently, Stevie Wonder.
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.
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