Frankie Ballard, Sam Hunt & Sundy Best Added to CMT’s “Listen Up” Remaining 2014 Lineup

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CMT’s long-running LISTEN UP franchise has revealed its remaining 2014 lineup, starting with Warner Music Nashville’s Frankie Ballard launching today at ListenUp.CMT.com. The franchise serves as a barometer for hot new country artists and will feature exclusive new performances from Sam Hunt launching October 2, along with previously announced group Sundy Best premiering October 30. Hosted by CMT’s Samantha Stephens, the franchise includes exclusive Nashville performances, photo galleries, interviews and more on ListenUp.cmt.com, as well as promotion across CMT, CMT Pure and digital extensions including the CMT Artists App.

Additionally, the franchise has expanded to include even more emerging artists than before with a new LISTEN UP Discover campaign launching on CMT Pure, the network’s 24/7 digital all-music channel. Ben BradfordCaroline Kole,Haley & MichaelsLogan Mize and Ben Rue are among the first to appear in the new campaign starting this week that includes custom on-air and cross-platform promotion to better connect rising and independent artists with a passionate new fan-base.

CMT created LISTEN UP in 2011 as a way to showcase emerging artists online. Since then, the franchise has expanded to take advantage of the network’s broad reach across television, radio and on its social networks. More than 22 artists have been featured, including recent alums Hunter Hayes, Kacey Musgraves, Brett Eldredge, Cassadee Pope, Brantley Gilbert, Lauren Alaina, Charlie Worsham, Jana Kramer, Dustin Lynch, Casey James and Jon Pardi, among others.

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John’s University.

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