Front and Center, public television’s critically acclaimed live music series, will return for an all-new season beginning in January (check local listings). The series, now in its eighth season, features Grammy Award winners, Billboard chart toppers, CMA Awards winners, and emerging artists. The 10 new episodes include intimate performances from Liam Gallagher, Mike + the Mechanics, Beth Hart, Sheryl Crow, Seal, Jack Johnson, Nile Rodgers in cooperation with the Songwriters Hall of Fame, as well as Miranda Lambert, Clint Blackand a twin bill featuring Kane Brown and Luke Combs, as part of Front and Center’s ongoing partnership with the Country Music Association and the CMA Songwriters Series presented by U.S. Bank. https://youtu.be/5CFtJv9YvVw
“We are so excited to bring back Front and Center for an eighth season,” shares Executive Producer Don Maggi. “This may be our biggest season yet and it has been such a privilege working with such an eclectic group of iconic artists.”
Season eight of Front and Center kicks off with iconic vocalist Liam Gallagher at New York City’s McKittrick Hotel where he performs a selection of songs from his career including a special acoustic performance of the Oasis hit “Wonderwall.”
Nine-time Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow celebrates her return to the stage with an intimate performance of new music and well-known hits including “Be Myself,” and “All I Wanna Do.” Seal became a household name with his international hit “Kiss from a Rose.” The four-time Grammy Award winner performs songs from his tenth studio album, including “Luck Be a Lady” and “They Can’t Take That Away From Me.”
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and founding member of Genesis, Mike Rutherford, is joined by his band Mike + the Mechanics. Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Beth Hart brings blues to the Iridium. Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson is joined by G. Love for a special performance of some of his greatest hits and new material including “Better Together” and “Good People.”
As a part of the Country Music Association and CMA Songwriters Series presented by U.S. Bank, season eight will feature three new episodes including 13-time CMA Award winner Miranda Lambert, who shares the stage with songwriters from her double-Platinum album,The Weight of These Wings. 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 in a show that also features newcomer Luke Combs who welcomes hit songwriters Thomas Archer, Ray Fulcher, and Rob Williford.
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.