CMT is reviving its CMT Storytellers franchise with a special episode headlined by Brooks & Dunn. It has also commissioned a second season of the fan-favorite summertime series, CMT Campfire Sessions, kicking off with Little Big Town.
CMT Storytellers showcases country superstars as they perform and share never-before-heard stories about how their hits came to be in front of an intimate audience. Legendary duo Brooks & Dunn will perform their hits including “Neon Moon,” “Red Dirt Road” and “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” while also giving an insider’s look at their songwriting process, life in the industry, and their career. The Storytellers franchise originally aired on VH1 from 1996-2015 and featured some of the biggest names in music, including Garth Brooks, The Chicks, Pearl Jam, Elton John, Ed Sheeran, Bruce Springsteen and Taylor Swift, among others. The new episode will premiere on April 13 at 7 p.m. CT.
Inspired by the much-acclaimed CMT Digital series of the same name, CMT Campfire Sessions brings together some of country music’s biggest names as they strip down their biggest hits, share new music and swap stories fireside. The series debuted in July 2021 with featured appearances from Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Keb’ Mo’, Kelsea Ballerini, Lady A, Miranda Lambert with Jack Ingram & Jon Randall, and Trisha Yearwood. Season two will make its return on April 12 at 7 p.m. CT.
“It’s an honor to be given the reins to reviving one of the most iconic music series of our generation as we bring the Storytellers franchise to CMT for the first time, following an unprecedented 97-episode run on our sister network VH1. A legendary series requires an equally epic kickoff and we’re proud to have Brooks & Dunn, two of our genre’s greatest storytellers, helping mark its momentous return,”shared Margaret Comeaux, Executive Producer and CMT’s Senior Vice President of Production.
“Equally exciting is the return of our homegrown series CMT Campfire Sessions, beloved by artists and fans alike. Our favorite foursome Little Big Town shines bright in the intimate, fireside setting as they help us celebrate an upcoming slate of new must-see summertime jam sessions that mixes new music and greatest hits,” Comeaux continues. “Whether around the campfire or in front of a small crowd of devoted fans, both of these series strip the music back to its very core: storytelling.”
Both CMT Campfire Sessions: Little Big Town and CMT Storytellers: Brooks & Dunn will premiere as part of the brand’s first-ever CMT Music Awards Week, featuring a week of entirely original programming that kicks off with the 2022 CMT Music Awards. This year’s award show will broadcast live from Nashville on April 11 at 7 p.m. CT on CBS and Paramount+.
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