CMT HOT 20 COUNTDOWN Kicks Off this Weekend

July 17
5:48 2014

CMT HOT 20 COUNTDOWN Kicks Off this Weekend

CMT and Mountain Dew(R) are turning up the heat this summer with the first-ever MOUNTAIN DEW CMT SUMMER CONCERT SERIES, featuring all-new, live performances from country stars Dierks Bentley, Kip Moore, David Nail and Chris Young. The four-part series launches on CMT Hot 20 Countdown Saturday, July 19 at 11:00 a.m. ET/PT with CMT on Tour headliner Kip Moore, who rocked his performance in downtown Nashville earlier this summer.

Each SUMMER CONCERT SERIES installment will focus on a different artist, and include exclusive interview segments hosted by CMT's Cody Alan, Alecia Davis and Katie Cook, in addition to live performances from the Mountain Dew(R) stage. The week following its HOT 20 debut, each live performance will air as a video during scheduled CMT music hours, with an additional artist performance video from the Mountain Dew(R) stage launching simultaneously on

Later this month, David Nail takes the SUMMER CONCERT SERIES stage on Hot 20 Countdown premiering Saturday, July 26, followed by Chris Young on Saturday, August 9. Dierks Bentley concludes the series on Saturday, September 6 when HOT 20 joins him for a performance at Bristol Motor Speedway, where they'll catch up with fan-favorite race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. Bentley will make special appearances in all four of the SUMMER CONCERT SERIES, giving props to his fellow performers, and bringing fans exclusive videos and a behind-the-scenes look from the road of his national headlining Riser tour, sponsored by Mountain Dew(R).

CMT Hot 20 Countdown is executive produced by Quinn Brown. For more information on Hot 20 Countdown and exclusive content, visit, download the CMT App, like the show's official Facebook page, follow @CMT on Twitter and Instagram and use hashtag #CMThot20.

Mountain Dew, a product of PepsiCo Americas Beverages, is the No. 1 flavored carbonated soft drink in the U.S. With its one-of-a-kind citrus taste, Mountain Dew exhilarates and quenches with every sip. In addition to original Mountain Dew(R) and Diet Mountain Dew(R), the permanent DEW product line includes Mountain Dew Code Red(R), Mountain Dew LiveWire(R), Mountain Dew Throwback(R), Mountain Dew Voltage(R) and Mountain Dew White Out(R). For more information, check out, or follow on twitter @mtn_dew.

CMT, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 92 million homes in the U.S. CMT, and CMT Radio offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and are the top resource for country music on demand. The network's digital platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Pure Country, CMT App, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.


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