CMT Hot 20 Countdown Will Launch Jan. 5

Cody Alan, Alecia Davis and Katie Cook Will Host

The all-new CMT Hot 20 Countdown will launch Jan. 5 at 11:30 a.m. ET/PT on CMT. The weekly, two-and-a-half hour series will be hosted by Cody Alan, Alecia Davis and Katie Cook, who will count down the 20 biggest music videos with news stories, in-studio live performances and candid interviews from country music’s biggest and newest artists.

CMT Hot 20 Countdown will be taped in front of a live, interactive audience at its new Nashville home — the Music City Tower, just outside the Bridgestone Arena on the corner of 5th and Broadway. It stands at the heart of the city’s most famous landmarks, including the Ryman Auditorium, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the honky-tonks on Lower Broadway.

Fan participation will be a key component to this new show, as they will be able to interact with the hosts via extensive social media integration on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Those interested in becoming part of the live, studio audience can email for details.