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

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CMTs long-running LISTEN UP franchise has revealed its remaining 2014 lineup, starting with Warner Music NashvillesFrankie The franchise serves as a barometer for hot new country artists and will feature exclusive new performances fromSam HuntlaunchingOctober 2, along with previously announced groupSundy BestpremieringOctober 30. Hosted by CMTs Samantha Stephens, the franchise includes exclusive Nashville performances, photo galleries, interviews and more, 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 networks 24/7 digital all-music channel.Ben Bradford,Caroline Kole,Haley & Michaels,Logan MizeandBen Rueare 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 networks 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.

Written by Juliet Schroder

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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