CMT Packs Fall Lineup With Music

Weekend Premieres Include CMT Instant Jam: Kenny Chesney

CMT is heading into fall with more primetime music programming premieres than ever before, including this weekend’s premieres of CMT Instant Jam: Kenny Chesney and CMT Crossroads: John Legend and Lee Ann Womack .

CMT has also announced the continuation of its Inside Fame documentary series and the annual CMT Artists of the Year special.

CMT Instant Jam is a new pop-up concert series featuring country superstars performing in an intimate setting. The first two episodes were recently taped — Chesney at the Georgia Theatre in Athens, Georgia, and Florida Georgia Line at the Exit/In in Nashville.

CMT Instant Jam: Kenny Chesney premieres Saturday (Sept. 27) at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Florida Georgia Line’s performance airs Oct. 17. Additionally, Kenny Chesney Live From the Flora-Bama makes its television premiere Nov. 14. Filmed by director Shaun Silva, the one-hour special captures Chesney performing to more than 40,000 fans on the beach where Florida and Alabama meet.

Grammy winners Legend and Womack recently teamed up near Nashville for the CMT Crossroads episode premiering Friday (Sept. 26) at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Another edition of the acclaimed concert series is expected to be announced later this fall.

Inside Fame continues to profile the lives and careers of some of country’s most popular stars. The new round of episodes will feature Hunter Hayes (premiering Nov. 1), Lady Antebellum (Nov. 8) and Big & Rich (Nov. 15).

2014 CMT Artists of the Year will pay tribute to the five biggest country artists of the year. The live 90-minute special will air Dec. 2 featuring an array of surprise guests who will celebrate the achievements of each honoree.

CMT’s Cody Alan and Katie Cook will host the CMA Red Carpet Special prior to the 48th annual CMA Awards show on Nov. 5 in Nashville.