Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison Specials on CMT

Bruce Springsteen and Van Morrison will be featured in separate programs premiering May 5 on CMT. Bruce Springsteen: The Seeger Sessions is a one-hour documentary about the recording sessions that resulted in his 21st album, We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions. The tribute to folk music icon Pete Seeger was recorded at Springsteen’s farmhouse in New Jersey. Airing at 9 p.m. ET, the documentary includes never-before-seen footage, including complete performances of “Erie Canal” and “Jacob’s Ladder.” … Van Morrison: One Night in Nashville features live performances of several country songs the legendary singer-songwriter recorded for his latest album, Pay the Devil. The 30-minute black-and-white special includes a rare television interview conducted by CMT editorial director Chet Flippo and performances of “Playhouse,” “This Has Got to Stop,” “There Stands the Glass” and “’Til I Gain Control Again.” The concert was taped in March at the Ryman Auditorium during Morrison’s first-ever visit to Nashville. The special premieres at 10 p.m. ET.