Front and Center Debuts Jennifer Nettles’ CMA Songwriters Series Performance

Front and Center Debuts Jennifer Nettles' CMA Songwriters Series Performance

NASHVILLE—Public television’s critically acclaimed live music series, “Front and Center,” has again joined forces with the Country Music Association for a brand new episode of CMA Songwriters Series featuring six-time CMA Award winner and three-time Grammy Award winner Jennifer Nettles.

Filmed at New York’s Iridium, Nettles is joined on stage by CMA Award-winning and Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Brandy Clark to perform her hit song “Love Can Go to Hell.” Nettles is later joined by Amos Lee for two songs including Sugarland’s “Very Last Country Song.”

In an exclusive interview captured prior to the performance Nettles says, “my love of performance actually comes from a love of live performance. If it happens to translate through a camera or through a recording, I love that.” Nettles continues, “I love that we have the technology to record performances and repeat them as many times as we want, (whether) in our cars or in our headphones or on our televisions.” The full video can be seen at: https://www.youtube.com/embed/63HVlaOeVAg

The episode will air nationally on public television. Check local listings for air dates and times here: http://vupulse.com/c/1328

“Front and Center” is currently in its seventh season. The series features CMA Award winners, Grammy Award winners, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, and emerging artists. The show has featured performances by Cheap Trick, Dawes, Shawn Mendes, Southside Johnny, Kaleo, Southside Johnny, The Cadillac Three, and Rob Thomas, as well as Steve Vai this season.

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

For more information on CMA Songwriters Series, visit CMAsongwritersseries.com.

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 CMA: Founded in 1958, the Country Music Association was 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 7,450 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 music education and is taped for a three-hour TV special; 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 will air on the ABC Television network through 2021. 

About Front and Center Entertainment: Front and Center Entertainment, LLC produces the music performance series Front and Center and the groundbreaking talk show Speakeasy. Both broadcast nationally on public television. The concert series has presented a mix of Grammy, Country Music Association and American Music Award winner including Keith Urban, Steven Tyler, The Fray, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Jack Johnson, Counting Crows, Rob Thomas, and The Avett Brothers. Speakeasy features an intimate conversation between an iconic talent and an interviewer of their choice. Included are conversations between amongst others, David Crosby and Wynton Marsalis, Nile Rodgers and Valerie Simpson and Carlos Santana and Harry Belafonte. Front and Center is Executive Producer Don Maggi, Producer Christine Reagan, Executive Producer Denis Gallagher, and Executive Producer Ken Sturm.