The sixth season of public television series Front and Center kicks off this month with five all-new CMA Songwriters Series episodes featuring Ronnie Dunn, Brett Eldredge, Kip Moore, Darius Rucker, and Steven Tyler.
Filmed at Marathon Music Works in Nashville (Dunn, Eldredge, and Rucker), and New York’s Iridium (Moore) and Melrose Ballroom (Tyler), the new season will begin airing this month on public television (check local listings).
Dunn tapped craftsmen Dallas Davidson, Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Tommy Lee James, Tony Martin, Wendell Mobley, Neil Thrasher, and Craig Wiseman to perform No. 1 hits including “Red Dirt Road” and “Neon Moon,” as well as songs from his solo album Ain’t No Trucks In Texas. Dunn was also joined onstage by Eldredge for special performances of the Brooks & Dunn smash “Believe” and Eldredge’s “One Mississippi.”
“It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience shooting Front and Center in Nashville with a bunch of my buddies, not to mention the best songwriters in Twang Town,” said Dunn.
In addition to his performance with Dunn, Eldredge takes the stage for his own show featuring songwriters Scooter Carusoe, Ross Copperman, Douglas, and Heather Morgan. Eldredge offers chart-topping hits from his debut album Bring You Back including “Beat of the Music,” “Mean To Me,” and “Don’t Ya.”
Moore, whose current release Wild Ones hit No. 2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart, performs an acoustic set with the help of fellow songwriters Brett James and The Cadillac Three’s Jaren Johnston.
Rucker is joined by songwriters Casey Beathard, Nathan Chapman, Chris DuBois, Ashley Gorley, Tim James, Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, Clay Mills, Frank Rogers, and Rivers Rutherford. The group gives a performance filled with hits like “Homegrown Honey,” “Alright,” “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” and “Come Back Song.”
Rounding out the lineup for season six is Tyler. The stripped down, country-inspired set marks his CMA Songwriters Series debut and features stories behind the making of his first country single, “Love Is Your Name,” written by (and performed with) Lindsey Lee and Eric Paslay. Tyler also shares the stage with Nuno Bettencourt for “More Than Words” and the band Loving Mary for performances of “Jaded” and “Sweet Emotion.”
The sixth season of Front and Center is a production of Front and Center Entertainment, LLC in association with WLIW21 for WNET, and distributed by American Public Television.
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