CMA Songwriter Series Scheduled For PBS

Little Big Town, Hunter Hayes and More Scheduled for CMA Songwriters Series event on Public Telivision Channels Nationwide.

The critically acclaimed music series Front and Center will kick-off its new season with four all-new Country Music Association CMA Songwriters Series episodes with Hunter Hayes; Bob DiPiero featuring Brandy Clark; Sara Evans and Martina McBride; and Little Big Town. The episodes, which will begin airing April 4 on public television, collectively feature guest appearances from some of Nashville’s best-known songwriters including Barry Dean, Natalie Hemby, Hillary Lindsey, Aimee Mayo, Shane McAnally, Lori McKenna, Gretchen Peters, Liz Rose, Gordie Sampson, The Warren Brothers, and songwriting artist Charlie Worsham.

"Kicking off the start of the new season of Front and Center with our CMA Songwriter Series episodes is something that we’re especially excited about," says Don Maggi, Front and Center Executive Producer. "Not only were the performances of the artists who participated special, but the respect that they showed the songwriters and the stories that they told, gave us some incredible moments."

“CMA is proud of our partnership and creative collaborations with Front and Center,” adds Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “These shows shine a national spotlight not only on Country Music and the great artists in these episodes, but also on our amazing songwriting community and the CMA Songwriters Series, which has fans around the world.”

The new season of Front and Center will begin feeding to public television as follows:

  • Hunter Hayes (as of April 4)
  • Bob DiPiero featuring Brandy Clark (as of April 11)
  • Sara Evans and Martina McBride: Ladies Night Out (as of April 18)
  • Little Big Town (as of April 25)

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