Critically Acclaimed Network Show Premieres on November 23
Nashville, TN (November 19, 2012) – Be sure to tune in as country superstar Randy Travis shares the spotlight with folk artists The Avett Brothers when CMT presents an all-new episode of CMT Crossroads. Meeting and collaborating for the first time on the CMT Crossroads stage in Nashville, Randy Travis and The Avett Brothers will perform some of Travis’ most famous hits along with some of The Avett Brothers’ most memorable tunes, including some from their current album, The Carpenter. CMT Crossroads: The Avett Brothers and Randy Travis is set to premiere on Friday, November 23 at 11:00 p.m. (Eastern).
Warner Bros. Records has been home to Randy Travis for the majority of his recording career, and together they have accumulated lifetime sales of his music in excess of 20 million units to date. Travis is one of the biggest record sellers in music industry history, with 18 No. 1 singles, 29 Top 10 chartings, certification of the rare quintuple platinum album (Always and Forever, released in 1987), one triple platinum album (Storms of Life, released in 1986), two double platinum’s (Old 8x10, released in 1988, and No Holding Back, released in 1989), eight platinum albums, and 10 gold albums. Randy Travis' Anniversary Celebration CD is his latest release. It marks his phenomenal silver milestone in the music industry, and includes a star-studded cast of collaborators. Major industry career awards include seven GRAMMY Awards, five Country Music Association Awards (CMA), 10 Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM), 10 American Music Awards (AMA), two People’s Choice Awards, and eight Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association. He is a three-time recipient of CMA Award’s “Song of the Year’’ honors (“On The Other Hand,” “Forever and Ever Amen,” and “Three Wooden Crosses”). Randy Travis has appearances in more than 40 feature film productions and major television projects to his credit. In 2004, he was honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In the midst of every major career award and accolade, he considers his honored induction as a member of the famed Grand Ole Opry, in Nashville, in 1986, as a shining highlight of his first 25 years of legendary accomplishments.
In 2001, banjoist Scott Avett and guitarist Seth Avett formed
The Avett Brothers with standup bass player Bob
Crawford. Growing up in Concord,
NC, the boys immersed themselves in their musician dad's record
collection, falling in love with Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Crosby,
Stills & Nash. Since then, they've become genre stalwarts over
the course of six albums, including 2007's acclaimed Emotionalism and
their 2009 major label debut on American Recordings, I and Love and You.
Most recently, their seventh full-length album and first for the
joint venture between American and Republic Records, The Carpenter,
debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top
200 with first-week sales of 98,000. It also hit No. 1 on both
the Billboard Rock
chart and iTunes Rock chart. Critical acclaim has poured in for
the record from the likes of Rolling
Today, and more. Produced by the legendary Rick Rubin and
recorded in North Carolina and Malibu,The
an artful distillation of classic homegrown folk, rock energy,
bluegrass soul and pop charm.
CMT Crossroads is produced by Tom Forrest and Kathryn Russ. John Hamlin, Margaret Comeaux and Bill Flanagan serve as executive producers.
CMT Crossroads: The Avett Brothers and Randy Travis
Friday, November 23, 2012 @ 11:00 p.m. (ET)
Saturday, November 24, 2012 @ 2:00 a.m. (ET)
Saturday, November 24, 2012 @ 10:00 a.m. (ET)
Sunday, November 25, 2012 @ 10:00 a.m. (ET)
Executive Producers Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall
and Larry the Cable Guy to Voice New Series
NEW YORK, NY (April 9, 2012) – CMT has signed an order for 13 episodes of its first-ever animated project BOUNTY HUNTERS to be produced by Muse Entertainment and Parallel Entertainment, it was announced today by Jayson Dinsmore, EVP, Programming and Development at the network’s annual upfront presentation in New York. Executive producers Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guywill voice the animated series, along with series regular Lisa Lampanelli. BOUNTY HUNTERS will be produced by Muse Entertainment and Parallel Entertainment, and is set to debut on CMT in 2013.
The animated comedy stars the voices of Foxworthy, Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy as they track down fugitives for their own two-bit bounty hunting business in each half-hour episode. The team will do their best to chase down fugitives, while pleasing the tough-as-nails bondwoman who throws them cases, voiced byLampanelli. Without fail, the Chief of Police, who wants to shut down their operation and a long list of personal faults, always seem to interfere.
BOUNTY HUNTERS, co-created by Glenn Clements, Ben Levin and Matt Burnett, is executive produced byFoxworthy, Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy, as well as Joel Rice, Michael Prupas and Jesse Prupas for Muse Entertainment. JP Williams and Jennifer Novak executive produce for Parallel Entertainment; along with Jayson Dinsmore, Eliot Goldberg and Melanie Moreau 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 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.
Muse Entertainment is a leading film and television production company known for its well-crafted and high-quality productions. Since its founding in 1998, Muse has produced, co-produced or provided production services on more than 150 TV movies and mini-series, television series and feature films and has won 95 awards and garnered 299 award nominations! Muse Entertainment’s most recent television series,Bomb Girls, has been reordered for a second season. In 2011, its topical, 8-hr. historical drama, The Kennedys, earned 10 Emmy Award nominations. Its Pillars of the Earth also won awards. Muse’s other award-winning programs are Being Human (Seasons 1 & 2), Durham County (Seasons 1, 2, 3), Ben Hur, The Last Templar, Impact, Human Trafficking, Answered by Fire, This is Wonderland and Tales from the Neverending Story. The company’s head office and its Quebec production centre are in Montreal. Muse also maintains development and production operations in Toronto and Los Angeles.
Founded in 1991 by CEO J.P. Williams, Parallel Entertainment is a Los Angeles-based talent management and production company. Parallel develops, finances and produces a wide range of entertainment projects, including feature films; DVD premiere features; comedy and music albums; and television series and specials for network and cable. The filmed entertainment productions include comedy and holiday specials for Comedy Central, CMT, VH1 and HBO; motion pictures, including the upcoming Them Idiots Whirled Tourfor CMT as well as the theatrical releases, Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie; Larry the Cable Guy: Heath Inspector, Delta Farce, and Witless Protection. Parallel has produced countless television shows including Blue Collar TV, The Bill Engvall Show for TBS, Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy for History, the game show Lingo, which was the highest premiering show in the Game Show Network’s history and most recently, Buck Wild for MTV, which is currently in production. Parallel also has a drama in development for TNT starring Bill Engvall. For more information on Parallel Entertainment, please visit:parallelentertainment.com .
Nashville, TN (February 23, 2011) – Three-time ACM nominee Lee Brice joins CMT hostess with the mostest Hazel Smith to cook up some southern comfort food and discuss his latest projects, including his current single “Beautiful Every Time.” The episode will air on Saturday,February 26 at 9:00pm ET. The featured movie will be The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning.
In preparation for the ACM Awards and as a thank you to fans, a new contest has launched on Lee’s website. One lucky fan will have the chance to win an Apple iPad. Fans can log on now and sign up to win by visiting www.leebrice.com.
About Lee Brice
Three-time ACM nominee Lee Brice released his debut album on Curb Records entitled Love Like Crazy in June of 2010. The title track off of the album, "Love Like Crazy," reached the top five on the charts and was named Billboard’s #1 country song of 2010. It currently holds the record for the longest charting song in the history of Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. Brice is also known for his songwriting, penning hits for many great artists including Garth Brooks and Tim McGraw. His current single, "Beautiful Every Time," was recently released to radio and is quickly making its way up the charts.