ABC.com Goes Country With Two Original Series

ABC.com heads to Nashville to bring fans an entertaining and intimate look at Country Music’s stars with the original series, “Live From The Red Carpet” and “Artist Countdown” for “The 44th Annual CMA Awards” airing on Wednesday, Nov. 10 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network from the Bridgestone Arena.

For the first time, Country Music fans can send in their questions for their favorite artists to be asked during ABC.com’s presentation of “Live From The Red Carpet.” Hosts, Jillian Harris (“The Bachelorette,” “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”), Brett Chukerman (“Live from the Red Carpet at the Oscars”), and Radio Disney on-air personality Jake Whetter will ask Country Music’s biggest stars these questions during artist arrivals for “The 44th Annual CMA Awards.” These exclusive interviews will stream live on www.abc.com on Wednesday, Nov. 10 (6:00-8:00 PM/ET) leading up to the network broadcast of the CMA Awards.
                                     
“Artist Countdown” returns with six new episodes, offering fans an inside look at the “day in the life” of several CMA Award nominated artists – from hectic rehearsals to relaxing at home. The show will be available on www.abc.com beginning Friday, Nov. 5 and will conclude on Wednesday, Nov. 10 with the following artists featured:
Nov. 5 – Chris Young (Nominated for New Artist)
Nov. 6 – Jerrod Niemann (Nominated for New Artist)
Nov. 7 – Joey + Rory (Nominated for Vocal Duo)
Nov. 8 – Luke Bryan (Nominated for New Artist)
Nov. 9 – Little Big Town (Nominated for Vocal Group)
Nov. 10 – Dierks Bentley (Nominated for Male Vocalist, Album, and Musical Event of the Year)
“We’re thrilled to return to Nashville this year and produce programming like the ‘Artist Countdown’ series and ‘Live From The Red Carpet’ show that give fans a deep and intimate connection to their favorite Country Music artists as they prepare for this year’s Awards. Fans this year will be able to ask questions directly to the artists on the red carpet as they arrive, creating a true interactive experience,” said David Beebe, Director, Video Production for the ABC Digital Media Group.