Hot 20 Countdown Hits the Road With Little Big Town

Chase Rice Makes a Guest Appearance on New Episode

This weekend on an all-new CMT Hot 20 Countdown, we hit the road with Little Big Town on their Pain Killer tour.

Want to know what LBT does before the show? The band members take us to their backstage hangout spot known as the Pharmacy. Plus, they’ve stirred up some controversy with their “Girl Crush” single and are clearing up any misconceptions.

Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan are back as co-hosts for this year’s ACM Awards. We’ll go behind the scenes of their pre-show prep where things get awkward and a little uncomfortable.

We have news about Bryan’s recent surgery as well as info on Jason Aldean’s new business venture with Madonna, Rhianna, Jay-Z, Beyoncé and more stars.

Willie Nelson’s “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” reaches a career milestone. It’s the 40-year anniversary of the country icon’s first No. 1 hit as an artist. Dolly Parton, Darius Rucker, Hunter Hayes, Kip Moore, Tyler Farr and Little Big Town all pay tribute to Nelson and his legendary song.

Chase Rice is here for the entire show. The hot newcomer explains what it was like to be on NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson’s pit crew and shares his new hidden talent. He’ll try to knock Thomas Rhett out of the top spot in our CMT One Country Cornhole challenge. Rice also reveals a hilarious April Fools prank that went wrong.

Have you heard the song “Buy Me a Boat” by Chris Janson? We have the unbelievable success story of how the single came out of nowhere to break all the rules in the country music industry.

The final four videos in our Hot 20 Bracket will be revealed — and a champion will be crowned. As always, we’ll also be counting down the hottest videos in the land.

Tune in to an all-new CMT Hot 20 Countdown this Saturday and Sunday (April 4-5) at 9 a.m. ET/PT.