CMT’s longest running, flagship show “Hot 20 Countdown” celebrates its 500th episode this weekend

10/21/22

Superstar Luke Bryan and CMT’s Cody Alan host the 3-hour special 

Episode features Brantley Gilbert, Brett Young, Brian Kelley, Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, Dustin Lynch, Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, Luke Combs, Maddie & Tae and Scotty McCreery

 

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NASHVILLE -- (October 21, 2022) -- CMT’s “Hot 20 Countdown” celebrates its landmark 500th episode this Saturday, October 22 at 9a/8c, and again on Sunday, October 23 at 8a/7c. Joining host Cody Alan for the special episode is superstar Luke Bryan, who reigns with the most-ever No. 1 videos in “Hot 20” history. The two reminisce about their favorite “Hot 20” moments, countdown the week’s most popular music videos, and enjoy appearances by fellow superstars Brantley Gilbert, Brett Young, Brian Kelley, Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, Dustin Lynch, Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, Luke Combs, Maddie & Tae and Scotty McCreery.

“500 episodes is truly a milestone, and we are thrilled to share this event with all the fans who tune in week after week,” said Quinn Brown, executive producer, “Hot 20 Countdown.” “A huge thank-you to all the artists who continue to support us, appear on the show and help us give fans an exclusive peek into their worlds. And a special thanks to one of our favorite guests, Luke Bryan, who has been so good to us for so many years. Here’s to 500 more!”


Since premiering on January 5, 2013, CMT’s flagship show, “Hot 20 Countdown,” has been giving fans a VIP pass into country music. The weekly series features interviews and performances from country music’s biggest superstars and up-and-coming artists from its homebase in Nashville and around the world, showcasing must-see tours and the biggest festivals, all while counting down the 20 hottest videos in the genre. 

 

Earlier this year, the show debuted its first-ever live broadcast as part of CMT MUSIC AWARDS WEEK, hosted by Cody Alan, Carissa Culiner and Rissi Palmer, providing exclusive behind-the-scenes action from show rehearsals and more. 

 

For CMT “Hot 20 Countdown,” CMT’s Quinn Brown serves as Executive Producer; Ray Sells, Nicole Melton, Jennifer Devault and Dan Clark serve as Supervising Producers. Erin Mercer is Production Manager; Heather Graffagnino is Executive in Charge of Production. Leslie Fram is Executive in Charge of Talent; Donna Duncan is Director of Talent. The series is directed by Don Carr.


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