Awards Shows

2015 CMT Music Awards nominations announced

This morning, CMT announced the nominations for the 2015 CMT Music Awards, which will air live from Nashville June 10 at 8pm on the network. Performers, presenters and host will be announced at a later date. (UPDATE 5/29/15: Erin Andrews and Brittany Snow have been announced as hosts.) Carrie Underwood leads the way with five nominations, including two for Video of the Year (“Something in the Water” and “Somethin’ Bad” with Miranda Lambert), two for Female Video of the Year (“Little Toy Guns” and “Something in the Water”) and Collaborative Video of the Year (“Somethin’ Bad” with Miranda Lambert). Lady […]

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Get Pumped For Pigskin With CMT’s Ultimate Kickoff Party

If you’re hungry for football, CMT’s got something to whet your appetite before Monday’s College Football National Championship game between The Oregon Ducks and The Ohio State Buckeyes. In partnership with College Football Playoff, CMT presents a star-studded concert featuring performances by Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum (featuring singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc), Big & Rich, Brett Eldredge, Jake Owen, Maddie & Tae and Thomas Rhett. Hilarious Actor/comedian Rob Riggle (Dumb & Dumber To, 22 Jump Street, Fox NFL Sunday) will host the concert and country star/ TV personality Jessie James Decker (Redneck Island) will be CMT’s social correspondent for the event broadcast from the […]

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Reality TV

The Party Continues In Party Down South 2

We’ve already fallen in love with the original cast of Party Down South, but while Daddy, Lyle, Murray, Walt, Lauren, Mattie and Tiffany get busy filming Season 3 of PDS, which will premiere on CMT in February, we new get to meet a new group of hard-partying hotties who are taking Biloxi, Mississippi by storm. For the gang of Party Down South 2, their time together quickly proves to be filled with mud pits, hook-ups, hangovers and a whole lot of drama. Meet the cast of Party Down South 2 • Bradley, 26 (Brandon, MS) – A self-proclaimed ladies man […]

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Awards Shows

48th Annual CMA Awards Wednesday, November 5

The 48th annual CMA Awards is just days away and for the 7th consecutive time, Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisely will host Country Music’s Biggest Night. The show’s glamorous red carpet arrivals airs on CMT at 7pm ET, with the big event following at 8pm ET over on ABC. For mom-to-be Underwood, who is also nominated for three awards (female vocalist of the year, musical event and music video of the year — both for Somethin’ Bad with Miranda Lambert, style may be the night’s biggest challenge because she’s got this hosting thing down cold. “It always makes for good […]

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Casting Calls

How to get on Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge

Based on reader feedback from our original blog it appears several of you think you’ve got what it takes to get to the Skullbuster. You’ve seen the course and some of the first competitors and now you need to know how to get on Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge, right?! Well, according to publicists at CMT anyone who is interested in competing on the show (or, really, any of their shows) you can register at Here you will find a form to complete where you will need to answer the basic questions on who you are, where you live, […]

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Meet the Skullbuster: Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge on CMT

American Ninja Warrior, meet your new competition — Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge, a 10-episode competition series debuting on CMT Sunday, July 6, at 9pm ET/PT. The show and its “Skullbuster” obstacle course are the brainchild of wrestling legend Steve Austin, who wanted to bring a new level of competition to TV. “I love doing serious, hardcore competition, so I wanted to come up with an even tougher version of competition [referring to his other CMT series, Redneck Island] — only take out the drama and make it all about the action,” Austin says. “We came up with this concept […]


Dog Chapman talks business, family and CMT’s Dog and Beth On the Hunt

TV’s top bounty hunters Dog and Beth Chapman, their heartthrob son Leland and his heartthrob-in-the-making son Dakota are back with all-new episodes of their hit CMT reality series, Dog and Beth: On The Hunt. In the series — a grittier, cross-country version of their long-running A&E series Dog The Bounty Hunter — the three generations of Chapmans travel throughout America, helping local bail bondsmen sharpen their know-how, update their equipment and catch some serious bad guys (and girls) in the process. Dog recently called me from his Hawaii home to talk about his show, his craft, the politics of bounty […]

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Reality TV

Fugitives beware! “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt” is back on CMT

The world’s most famous bounty hunters are at it again! Dog, Beth, Leland and Dakota are back on the road, crisscrossing the country to train fellow bondsmen and helping track down some of America’s most dangerous criminals in a new season of Dog and Beth: On the Hunt premiering on CMT Saturday, June 14, at 9pm ET/PT. This season, Dog introduces new high-tech surveillance gear and the latest in cutting-edge ballistic equipment to help motivate and educate local bondsmen on how to investigate safely and efficiently. ALSO SEE: Beth Chapman on Baby Lyssa and Duane Lee’s absence from CMT’s Dog […]

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Awards Shows

2014 CMT Music Awards – date, time, performers, presenters

The 2014 CMT Music Awards air June 4 live at 8pm ET on CMT, but the network is getting the party started earlier on June 4 — at 7am ET/PT — with a countdown to the big event. The 7am show on June 4 will reveal the six finalists for Video of the Year in a one-hour special. Immediately after the special, fans can vote all day and night throughout the live awards telecast (ET/CT only) at, CMT mobile and via text message to determine the big winner. At 11am ET/PT on June 4, CMT will air an encore […]

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Reality TV

CMT announces Dog and Beth On the Hunt Season 2 premiere date

Dog and Beth On the Hunt Season 2 will premiere June 14 at 9pm ET/PT on CMT, the network has announced. Season 2 will feature 15 hourlong episodes that spotlight world-famous bounty hunters Duane “Dog” and Beth Chapman, their son Leland Chapman and Leland’s 19-year-old son Dakota traveling across America to help other bondmen upgrade their knowledge, skills and equipment and — as the title suggests — hunt down some of the country’s most dangerous and elusive criminals. According to CMT, the new season will feature Dog introducing the latest high-tech surveillance gear and ballistic gear, and a special episode […]