CMT Plans ‘Concert Of The Summer’ Special With Jason Aldean

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Jason Aldean’s upcoming tour stop in Chicago will be filmed for a two-hour CMT special titled Concert of the Summer, a new franchise for the network.

Thomas Rhett, A Thousand Horses and surprise guests from Chicago’s Windy City LakeShake festival will also be featured in the show.

Aldean’s Six String Circus Tour launches Thursday, May 19, in Rogers, Arkansas. He is scheduled to headline Windy City LakeShake on June 19. An air date for the special has not been announced.

Each year, CMT will proclaim one festival or event as the year’s concert of the summer and film it for television, online and social media.

“Summer festivals live large in the culture. Fans from all walks of life make pilgrimages to celebrate the power of music,” said Brian Philips, President of CMT. “With our Concert of the Summer event, we are going to capture the definitive documentary and companion programming for this big show. We’re counting on powerhouses Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett and A Thousand Horses to rock the masses. Viewers will experience the party through the eyes of both artists and fans.”

“It’s always cool when you’re approached about new ways to get music to your fans,” said Aldean. “So when CMT asked about coming out to LakeShake, I was immediately into it. We’re going to slap an all-access pass on them for the day and play until they pull the plug.”

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