CMT Crossroads, More Summer Series Announced

Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves Will Partner for 50th Episode of Concert Series

CMT has announced two new series and three returning hits for its summer calendar, including the pairing of Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves for CMT Crossroads . The special 50th episode of CMT Crossroads is slated for a June 13 premiere.

For the first time in the series history, this episode of Crossroads will air on multiple channels including VH1, MTV, MTV Hits and Palladia. The two stars will swap lyrics and share stories in a performance to be taped live in Los Angeles before embarking on a tour together this summer.

Meanwhile, the network confirmed that the CMT Music Awards will air live from Nashville on June 4. The annual awards show, now entering its 13th year, is the network’s highest-rated night each year. This year’s event will be a two-and-a-half hour special.

In addition, CMT will bring back the biography series Inside Fame with the first in-depth look at country superstars Florida Georgia Line. The one-hour special takes fans inside the lives of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley with all-new interviews, never-before-seen home videos, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and more. It is scheduled to debut in May.

CMT will launch its summer lineup with the series premieres of Broken Skull Ranch, where ultimate tough guy Steve Austin pushes eight adrenaline-pumped contestants to the limits in a test of endurance and strength, and My Dysfunctional Family, in which broken families and desperate parents aspire to mend relationships with their defiant teens.

Returning shows include Party Down South , staking its claim on Thursday nights as the highest-rated series in CMT history and Dog and Beth: On the Hunt , a proven franchise that has connected with audiences across the country.

CMT has also greenlit a ninth season of Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders: Making the Team , the network’s longest-running reality series. Slated to air in late 2014, CMT will also bring back My Big Redneck Family for a second season, along with a third season of Swamp Pawn .

Death Valley, a new series which follows the quest of those who brave the intolerable wasteland in search of treasure, is slated for a fall 2014 premiere.