CMT Insider

Season 1 Episode 16

July 23, 2004

Aired Saturday 1:30 PM Jul 23, 2004 on CMT - Country Music Television
July 23, 2004
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It's been over 13 hitmaking years for country music's top vocal duo Brooks & Dunn, and their record label sure knows how to throw a party in their honor. Host Katie Cook was on hand this week when the boys celebrated sales of 25 million records since their first release in 1993. Find out what special gift Arista Records presented Kix and Ronnie. Superstar Toby Keith keeps making hits, and his concerts are unbeatable. He's about to kick off his brand new Big Throwdown tour on Saturday (July 24), and we'll find out what fans can expect. Keith sits down with CMT Insider to talk about what he has planned for his late summer tour and what concertgoers can expect. Members of the Muzik Mafia have been making music around Nashville for several years, and it has not gone unnoticed. Crowds followed the singer-songwriters from venue to venue, and Music Row finally took notice. With the breakout success of Gretchen Wilson and Big & Rich from the bunch, the Mafia phenomenon has taken center stage in country music. In the first of a three-part series, CMT Insider will go inside the Mafia and give fans the lowdown on the members and how it all got started. Trace Adkins stepped up to the mike last weekend as CMT Insider correspondent at the Firestone Indy 200 race at Nashville Superspeedway. Driver Dario Franchitti, Ashley Judd's husband, takes Adkins into the garage for an upclose look at the cars used during the race. Another country star played host to CMT Insider this week, but the venue was just a bit different. Eddie Montgomery (Montgomery Gentry) took us inside his wife's brand new "chick stuff store" in Danville, Ky. He might be a he-man to the rest of the world, but he's a pretty proud husband when it comes to showing off his wife's store. Also on tap for this episode, we'll spotlight new releases from Terri Clark and k.d. lang; check out the resurgence of David Lee Murphy and Joe Diffie to the country charts; and catch up with Lance Smith for this week's Hit List. L.A. correspondent Lisa Lee will also give us a look at this week's blockbuster releases The Bourne Supremecy and Catwoman.moreless

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