First Time Executive Producer Kane Brown Premieres “Off the Road” Episode Tonight at 5PM CT across CMT Digital Platforms
Second Installment featuring rising country trio Restless Road to premiere Friday, October 16th at 5PM CT
NASHVILLE -- (October 15) – Country superstar Kane Brown will make his executive producing debut for a two-episode installment of the beloved CMT digital franchise “Off the Road,” premiering tonight at 5PM CT across CMT YouTube, Facebook and Instagram. Part two of the series featuring rising trio Restless Road to air Friday, October 16th at 5PM CT. Watch the trailer here.
A twist on CMT’s original “On the Road” concept to capture real-life moments on the road with country’s top talent, “Off the Road” is a candid mini-documentary style series that offers an authentic look at the new normal for artists as the pandemic caused their touring schedules, album launches and career plans to shift.
Following the digital premiere, the episodes will premiere as a linear double feature on Saturday, October 17 at 12PM ET on CMT and will also air on MTV Live and MTVU.
- “Off the Road” with Kane Brown: From rehearsals for his first-ever hosting gig at the “2020 CMT Music Awards” to Wyoming for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at his “Worship You” music video, take a peek at quarantine life for Kane Brown after his highly anticipated “Worldwide Beautiful” tour got put on halt -- quality time with his wife, Katelyn, new daughter Kingsley, to his quest to get fit, new tattoos and so much more included.
- “Off the Road” with Restless Road: Meet Zach Beeken, Colton Pack and Garrett Nichols of Restless Road. From the X-Factor stage to signing their first Nashville publishing deal under mentor Kane Brown’s guidance, get to know the ambitious trio as they write and record new music, film their first ever video, spend quality family time together and more.
“Off the Road” is one of the newest CMT digital series in a line of premium offerings from the brand that includes the recently premiered 8-episode “Pardi Time” with Jon Pardi, “Another Round,” which brings Music City’s celebrated ‘in the round’ format to life and has featured the iconic Williams family, “CMT Hit Story,” where artists like Tim McGraw and Kelsea Ballerini & Halsey have shared stories behind their hit songs, and many more.
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About Kane Brown:
Global entertainer Kane Brown has been called “the future of country” (Billboard), “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” in 2018 (Associated Press) and one of “31 People Changing the South” (Time). With the chart-topping Billboard 200 release of his Platinum album Experiment in Nov. 2018, Brown became the only male country artist in more than 24 years to have his sophomore album debut at the top of this chart. Brown made history with his 2X Platinum self-titled debut album, a 13-week No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. He became the first artist to top all five Billboard Country Charts simultaneously with his breakthrough No. 1 Top Country Album; No. 1 debuting Country Digital Song, the 6X Platinum “Heaven,” and No. 1 Country Airplay, Hot Country Song and Country Streaming Song, the 6X Platinum “What Ifs” featuring Lauren Alaina. Of all the country artists who made their long-form debut since 2016, Brown- a 4X AMA award winner-is the only one to receive two or more Platinum album certifications and his 6X Platinum hit songs “What Ifs” (ft. Lauren Alaina) and “Heaven” have earned more than 1 billion streams to date. The ACM, AMA, People’s Choice, Billboard, AMA, iHeartRadio, CMT Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards nominated artist is, along with Taylor Swift and Luke Bryan, one of the only artists with multiple 6x multi-Platinum (or better) country song certifications.
About Restless Road:
“Bound to be a breakout act…” (Country Now), Restless Road announced their self-titled debut EP with Multi-platinum Entertainer Kane Brown on NBC’s “Today Show.”PopCulture,Young Hollywood, andCelebSecretsquickly highlighted the trio’s “flawless harmonies” (CMChat) and “...mix of modern and traditional country sounds…” (Sounds Like Nashville). The multi-instrumentalists and impressive vocalists also made waves as the opening act for Brown’s Worldwide Beautiful Tour, performing their first arena show with Brown at the STAPLES Center. Their single, “Take Me Home (With Kane Brown)” offered a “...fresh new take…” on the John Denver classic, and was featured onRadio Disney Country, and with a special acoustic performance at VEVO New York headquarters. Restless Road’s self-titled debut EP was produced by Dann Huff and co-producer by Lindsay Rimes (“One Step Ahead”). The trio co-wrote three of the four songs on their debut EP with a roster of hit-making collaborators. The band is currently nominated for LiveXLive’s inaugural Lockdown Awards in the All the Feels: Favorite Song for the Soul category with “Take Me Home,” Pandora Live. View the full video of their journey, here: https://youtu.be/ZwxLTJRgk3o. For more information, visit https://www.restlessroad.com/.
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For Kane Brown & Restless Road:
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