CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES PRESENTED BY U.S. BANK ANNOUNCES AIRINGS OF “FRONT AND CENTER” 2018 SEASON FEATURING NEW EPISODES WITH CLINT BLACK, KANE BROWN, LUKE COMBS AND MIRANDA LAMBERT

CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES PRESENTED BY U.S. BANK ANNOUNCES AIRINGS OF “FRONT AND CENTER” 2018 SEASON FEATURING NEW EPISODES WITH CLINT BLACK, KANE BROWN, LUKE COMBS AND MIRANDA LAMBERT

 

NASHVILLE—The Country Music Association’s widely praised CMA Songwriters Series presented by U.S. Bank has once again partnered with public television’s critically acclaimed live music series “Front and Center” for its 2018 season, featuring one-of-a-kind performances from Country Music artists Clint Black, Kane Brown, Luke Combs and Miranda Lambert. Catch sneak peeks of Brown and Combs’ episode today.

The eighth season of “Front and Center” kicks off this month with all episodes airing nationally on public television. See below for initial airings in New York, Los Angeles and Nashville. Exact air dates and times for each episode vary by market and are subject to change, check local listings at pbs.org/tv_schedules for more details.

Kane Brown & Luke Combs
New York, Jan. 14 at 11:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN
Los Angeles, Jan. 21 at 2 a.m. on KCET
Nashville, Feb. 2 at 11 p.m. on WNPT

Miranda Lambert
New York, Feb. 10 at 11:30 p.m. on WLIW
Los Angeles, Feb. 11 at 2 a.m. on KCET
Nashville, Feb. 23 at 11 p.m. on WNPT

Clint Black
New York, March 10 at 11:30 p.m. on WLIW
Los Angeles, March 11 at 2 a.m. on KCET
Nashville, March 23 at 11 p.m. on WNPT

 

Country Music icon Clint Black is joined by John Rich for a performance packed with behind-the-scenes stories and a selection of Black’s career-spanning greatest hits. Rising Country star Kane Brown is joined by top tunesmiths Tom Douglas and Josh Hoge and performs songs including “Used To Love You Sober” and “Heaven” in a show that also features CMA Awards New Artist of the Year nominee Luke Combs, who welcomes hit songwriters Thomas Archer, Ray Fulcher and Rob Williford, performing songs including “One Number Away” and “Hurricane.” Thirteen-time CMA Awards winner and reigning Female Vocalist Miranda Lambert shares the stage with 14 songwriters that contributed to her double-Platinum album, The Weight of These Wings, and performs songs including “Vice” and “Highway Vagabond” among many others.

This season’s “Front and Center” will also feature performances from Sheryl Crow, Liam Gallagher, Nile Rodgers, Seal and more.

Videos and more information about “Front and Center” are available at frontandcenter.com and www.youtube.com/frontandcentertv.

For more information on CMA Songwriters Series presented by U.S. Bank, visit CMAsongwritersseries.com.

Suggested Tweet: Country Music favorites @MirandaLambert, @KaneBrown, @LukeCombsMusic  & @Clint_Black are featured in upcoming episodes of @FrontAndCenter in partnership with the #CMASongwritersSeries, presented by @USBank. Check local listings! See details here: <<link>>

Front and Center is a production of Front and Center Entertainment, LLC in association with WLIW LLC for WNET. The series is distributed by American Public Television.

About the Country Music Association
Founded in 1958 and celebrating its 60th Anniversary in 2018, the Country Music Association is the first trade organization formed to promote a type of music. In 1961, CMA created the Country Music Hall of Fame to recognize artists and industry professionals with Country Music’s highest honor. More than 7,800 music industry professionals and companies from around the globe are members of CMA. The organization’s objectives are to serve as an educational and professional resource for the industry and advance the growth of Country Music around the world. This is accomplished through CMA’s core initiatives: the CMA Awards, which annually recognize outstanding achievement in the industry; CMA Music Festival, which benefits the CMA Foundation and music education and is taped for a three-hour network television special, “CMA Fest”; and “CMA Country Christmas,” featuring Country artists performing original music and Christmas classics for broadcast during the holiday season. All of CMA’s television properties air on the ABC Television network through 2021.

About U.S. Bank
U.S. Bancorp, with 73,000 employees and $459 billion in assets as of September 30, 2017, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth-largest bank in the United States. The Minneapolis-based bank blends its branch and ATM network with mobile and online tools that allow customers to bank how, when and where they prefer. U.S. Bank is committed to serving its millions of retail, small business, wealth management, payment, wholesale and securities services customers across the country and around the world as a trusted financial partner, a commitment recognized by the Ethisphere Institute naming the bank a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company. In 2016, U.S. Bank contributed $54.2 million to nonprofit organizations across the country through the U.S. Bank Foundation and corporate contributions. Additionally, employees donated more than 219,000 volunteer hours creating opportunities at work, home and play across the country. Visit U.S. Bank online or follow on social media to stay up to date with company news.

About Front and Center Entertainment
Front and Center Entertainment, LLC produces the popular music performance television series Front and Center as well as the groundbreaking talk show Speakeasy and the monthly series MTV Live: Setlist. Since 2012 Front and Center has presented an eclectic mix of Grammy, Country Music Association, American Music and Academy of Country Music Award winners, rock icons and multi-platinum sellers including Keith Urban, Steven Tyler, Cyndi Lauper, Counting Crows, Rob Thomas, and The Avett Brothers. Speakeasy, which began airing in January 2015, features an iconic talent chatting intimately with an interviewer of their choice. Included are conversations with Roger Waters and Bill Weir, David Crosby and Wynton Marsalis, Nile Rodgers and Valerie Simpson, and Robbie Robertson with Warren Zanes. MTV Live: Setlist spotlights rising artists spanning multiple genres including St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Dua Lipa, and Muna.

 

Press Contacts:
Amber Williams, CMA
Vice President, Communications & Talent Relations
awilliams@cmaworld.com      

Catharine McNelly, CMA
Director, Communications
cmcnelly@cmaworld.com

Paul Freundlich, “Front and Center”
paulf@pfamedia.net