Clint Black, John Rich To Perform For American Public Television’s ‘Front And Center’

Clint Black will be joined by Big & Rich’s John Rich to film an exclusive performance for CMA Songwriters Series presented by U.S. Bank as part of an ongoing partnership between the Country Music Association and American Public Television’s Front and Center.

The taping will take place Tuesday, Sept. 5 at the Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee. Doors are at 6 p.m. CT with the show beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase via the Franklin Theatre website.

Throughout his career, Black has amassed 57 charted singles, 31 Top 10 hits, 22 No. 1 smashes, and has sold more than 22 million albums worldwide. With multitudes of awards under his belt, including trophies from CMA and The Recording Academy, the mega-star most recently released On Purpose, his first full-length album of new songs in a decade.

Known for his talent as both a performer and songwriter, Rich has written more than 1,300 songs in his lifetime, penning hits including Jason Aldean’s “Hicktown,” Taylor Swift’s “The Way I Loved You,” and many more. He’s a three-time ASCAP Songwriter of the Year, 16-time CMA Award nominee, five-time Grammy nominee, and has penned 13 Top 10 hits. In addition to his music career, Rich has achieved success as a TV personality and entrepreneur.

Through the CMA Songwriters Series and “Front and Center” collaboration, an array of special episodes have been produced featuring the likes of Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Jennifer Nettles, and dozens of top songwriters. Each episode features insider stories and explores the passion and motivation that have helped to create some of Country Music’s biggest hits.



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