CMT Turns Red, White, & Blue and Adds New CMT Campfire Sessions


CMT lights up its summer music slate with “Red, White & Blue Weekend,” all-star “CMT Campfire Sessions” lineup and greenlight of “CMT Summer Camp”

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“CMT’s Red, White & Blue Weekend” to include LIVE broadcast of Nashville’s “Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th” headlined by Old Dominion, premiering Monday, July 4th at 10p/9c

“CMT Campfire Sessions” Season 2 to premiere Friday, July 15th at 10p/9c with star-studded lineup featuring Brandy Clark, Brett Eldredge, Clay Walker & Tracy Lawrence, Jason Aldean, Old Crow Medicine Show, Old Dominion and Jon Pardi

Greenlights new series “CMT Summer Camp”; Little Big Town to kick off premiere on Friday, August 12th at 9p/8c

CMT has unveiled its upcoming summer programming slate of new and returning original series and music specials. Kicking off with the return of “CMT’s Red, White & Blue Weekend,” CMT will again air the live broadcast of “Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th,Nashville’s signature Fourth of July fireworks display and concert headlined by Old Dominion, plus CMT Hot 20 Countdown’s annual “Holiday Salute to the Troops” weekend special. As previously announced, “CMT Campfire Sessions” returns for its much-anticipated Season Two with Jason Aldean kicking off its new star-packed season on Friday, July 15th at 10p/9c. Additionally, the brand has greenlit an all-new fan-centered concert series, “CMT Summer Camp,” which will premiere with Little Big Town on Thursday, August 12th at 9p/8c.

More details on the upcoming CMT Summer Programing Slate include: 

  • “CMT’s RED, WHITE & BLUE WEEKEND” – Friday, July 1st – Monday, July 4th

    CMT HOT 20 COUNTDOWN “HOLIDAY SALUTE TO THE TROOPS” – Fri, July 2 at 9a/8c
    CMT’s signature weekly series comes to fans on location from the The Patriotic Festival in Norfolk, VA with headliners Kane Brown, Jon Pardi, RaeLynn and the real stars of the show—the men and women of the US Navy – for the annual “Holiday Salute to the Troops. Hosted by Cody Alan and Ashley ShahAhmadi. Premieres Saturday, July 2 at 9a/8c; encores Sunday, July 3 at 9a/8c.

Production Credits: CMT’s Quinn Brown serves as Executive Producers. Jackie Barba serves as SVP, Head of Physical Production Music Series & Specials, Heather D. Graffagnino is Executive in Charge of Production and Leslie Fram is Executive in Charge of Talent.

“CMT LET FREEDOM SING! MUSIC CITY JULY 4th” LIVE from Nashville with Old Dominion – Monday, July 4 at 10p/9c
Broadcasting LIVE from downtown Nashville, the 90-minute special features a concert from Old Dominion, immediately followed by a commercial-free presentation of one of the largest fireworks displays in the country, the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp’s (NCVC) live Fourth of July fireworks display, accompanied by the Nashville Symphony; CMT’s Cody Alan to host. 

Production Credits: CMT’s Margaret Comeaux and Switched On Entertainment’s John Hamlin serve as Executive Producers; MTV Entertainment’s Jackie Barba serves as SVP, Head of Physical Production Music Series & Specials, Heather D. Graffagnino is Executive in Charge of Production and Leslie Fram is Executive in Charge of Talent. Shanna Strassberg is Talent Producer. 

  • “CMT CAMPFIRE SESSIONS” SEASON TWO – Fridays beginning July 15th at 10p/9c
    CMT’s fan-favorite series returns for Season Two with seven all new episodes featuring a star-packed lineup of music’s biggest names as they strip down their biggest hits, share new music and swap stories with friends fireside for an intimate night of music. The full schedule of “CMT Campfire Sessions” includes: 
  • July 15, 10p/9c – Jason Aldean
  • July 22, 10p/9c  – Brandy Clark
  • July 29, 10p/9c  – Clay Walker & Tracy Lawrence
  • August 5, 10p/9c – Old Dominion
  • August 12, 10p/9c – Brett Eldredge    
  • August 19, 10p/9c – Old Crow Medicine Show
  • August 26, 10p/9c – Jon Pardi
  • September 2, 10p/9c – Little Big Town (from 2022 CMT Music Awards Week)
  • September 9, 10p/9c – “Covers” (one-hour special)

Production Credits: CMT’s Margaret Comeaux and Taillight TV’s Tom Forrest are Executive Producers. MTV Entertainment’s Jackie Barba serves as SVP, Head of Physical Production Music Series & Specials, Heather D. Graffagnino is Executive in Charge of Production. Leslie Fram is Executive in Charge of Talent and Shanna Strassberg is Talent Producer.   

  • “CMT SUMMER CAMP” with Little Big Town – Friday, August 12th at 9p/8c

CMT treats fans to the ultimate concert experience with “CMT Summer Camp,” an exclusive one-hour special shot from the Sandy Creek Barn Amphitheater at Reynolds Lake Oconee in Greensboro, GA with Multi-Platinum-selling, country supergroup Little Big Town. The foursome will perform new music and some of their greatest hits for their biggest fans for a night filled with good music and summertime fun – fireworks included! – for the premiere episode. More information to follow. 

Production Credits: CMT’s Margaret Comeaux and 21st Floor’s Patrizia DiMaria serve as Executive Producers. MTV Entertainment’s Jackie Barba serves as SVP, Head of Physical Production Music Series & Specials, Heather D. Graffagnino is Executive in Charge of Production. Leslie Fram is Executive in Charge of Talent and Shanna Strassberg is Talent Producer.   

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