CMT Chronicles Cassadee Pope’s Journey

Pictured (L-R):  Jimmy Harnen (Republic Nashville President/Big Machine Label Group EVP), Leslie Fram (CMT SVP Music Strategy), Cassadee Pope and Scott Borchetta (Big Machine Label Group President/CEO). Photo: Fred Breedon

Pictured (L-R): Jimmy Harnen (Republic Nashville President/Big Machine Label Group EVP), Leslie Fram (CMT SVP Music Strategy), Cassadee Pope and Scott Borchetta (Big Machine Label Group President/CEO). Photo: Fred Breedon

In anticipation of the Oct. 8 Republic Nashville CD release, titled Frame By Frame, Cassadee Pope revealed the first episode in a six-part CMT series at an exclusive viewing at Nashville event space Ruby Wednesday night (Sept. 25).

Hosted by the Country network and the Big Machine imprint, the evening featured beverage and appetizers in the courtyard before a screening and acoustic performance in the venue’s the main hall. CMT’s Sr. VP of Music Strategy Leslie Fram welcomed the crowd, before inviting Republic Nashville’s President and EVP of BMLG Jimmy Harnen to the stage. President/CEO of BMLG Scott Borchetta also shared remarks: “This is the program I wanted to make. CMT gave us the ability to continue telling the story.”

The first episode of Cassadee Pope: Frame By Frame features recording sessions at Blackbird studios in Nashville with MusicRow Producer of the Year Dann Huff and Borchetta in addition to visits to Arizona radio stations KNIX in Phoenix and KMLE in Tempe, Ariz. Each half-hour series will reveal behind-the-scenes footage of Pope’s journey through recording her album and music video, in addition to performance preparation for the CMT Music Awards and the release her first single to radio.

To end the evening’s event, The Voice season three winner performed new songs for the Nashville crowd, including “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart,” “Champagne,” “Eleven,” You Hear A Song,” “Good Times” and “Wasting All These Tears.”

The CMT series premieres to the public Friday, Oct. 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on the network in advance of Pope’s album, Frame By Frame, released four days later.

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