CMT.com has launched a new online performance series called Concrete Country that will feature independent singer/songwriters performing their original music in the streets of downtown Nashville. CMT will also debut the new blog “CMT Edge” which will highlight roots musicians and be curated by writer/producer Craig Shelburne.
“It’s not just our job. We’re as passionate as our fans are about finding the best new artists, whether they’re performing in a club, garage or on the sidewalk like Concrete Country,” said Martin Clayton, vice president, CMT.com. “We want country fans to think of CMT.com first when they’re looking for new music, from the superstars to an entire untapped genre of alt-country, roots musicians.”
Featured performers on Concrete Country include roots artists like Lydia Loveless, The Farewell Drifters, Caitlin Rose, Jason Boland, Will Hoge, and Robert Ellis.