Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the U.S., today announced that award-winning star and 2019 CMA Awards nominee Luke Combs will host its exclusive “CMA Red Carpet Countdown” in celebration of the 53rd Annual CMA Awards. The multi-platform programming commences Monday, November 11 and will include on-air and digital content across all Entercom country music stations nationwide – which have the #1 reach in the format in the top 30 markets, according to Nielsen Spring 2019 ratings – their websites, and via each station’s livestream on RADIO.COM. The one-hour “CMA Red Carpet Countdown” on-air special will immediately precede the televised CMA Awards beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 13 and will feature Luke Combs introducing additional content and a curated playlist from Nashville. The week-long coverage will include exclusive behind-the-scenes video clips, photos, commentary and interviews from country music’s top artists.
“Our coverage in Nashville and our annual ‘CMA Red Carpet Countdown’ will give our listeners nationwide a front row ticket to country music’s biggest night,” said Pat Paxton, Chief Programming Officer, Entercom. “Who better to provide this insider access than one of the industry’s leading stars? We’re excited to be partnering with Luke Combs as his unfiltered personality delivers an engaging atmosphere. Luke’s camaraderie with artists is hilarious and we are looking forward to amplifying that magic across our unrivaled footprint in country music.”
“It’s so much more than ‘What You See Is What You Get,’ at the CMAs, and I’m thrilled to share the behind-the-scenes action by partnering with my friends at Entercom,” said Luke Combs. “We’re going to have a lot of fun backstage with all the artists. Hosting the ‘CMA Red Carpet Countdown’ across Entercom’s 22 country stations will give me the perfect momentum for my performance (and nominations) on the telecast following the national radio show.”
Carrie Underwood will host this year’s CMA Awards with special guest hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton in celebration of legendary women in country music. The awards will air live on November 13 at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Luke Combs will perform at the 53rd Annual CMA Awards and has been nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year, and Musical Event of the Year. His new album “What You See Is What You Get” will be released on November 8. For more information, please visit https://www.lukecombs.com/
A list of all participating Entercom stations is below.
KISS Country 99.9 (WKIS-FM) in Miami, U.S. 101 (WUSY-FM) in Chattanooga, US99 (WUSN-FM) in Chicago, 99.5 WYCD (WYCD-FM) in Detroit, 93.1 The Wolf (WPAW-FM) in Greensboro, 100.3 The Bull (KILT-FM) in Houston, 106.5 The Wolf (WDAF-FM) in Kansas City, 94.1 The Wolf (WLFP-FM) in Memphis, 102.9 The Wolf (KMNB-FM) in Minneapolis, New York’s Country 94.7 (WNSH-FM) in New York, KMLE Country@107.9 (KMLE-FM) in Phoenix, Y108 (WDSY-FM) in Pittsburgh, 99.5 The Wolf (KWJJ-FM) in Portland, BIG 98.5 (WRXL-HD2) in Richmond, K-FROG Next (KFRG-HD2) in Riverside-San Bernardino, K-FROG (KFRG-FM) in Riverside-San Bernardino, K-FROG (KXFG-FM) in Riverside-San Bernardino, 92.5 WBEE (WBEE-FM) in Rochester, 103.7 KSON (KSON-FM) in San Diego, 100.7 The Wolf (KKWF-FM) in Seattle, 98.1 NASH Icon (WHLL-AM) in Springfield, and Froggy 101 (WGGY-FM) in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
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