CMT Insider - Season 2

Saturday 1:30 PM on CMT - Country Music Television Premiered Apr 09, 2004 In Season




Episode Guide

  • December 31, 2005
    December 31, 2005
    Episode 49
    Insider summarizes 2005 up, with a special program about all the year's stars: Keith Urban winning the awards, Richard Simmons visits CMT, and Dolly Parton, the all-time success. Also, memorable interviews with Trisha Yearwood, Wynonna, Faith Hill and Alan Jackson.
     More: This year's Country artists contributions to the Hurricane Katrina victims, and Sugarland's show on the ReAct. Lisa Lee about Hollywood of the ending year.moreless
  • December 17, 2005
    December 17, 2005
    Episode 48
    This time on Insider, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood tell about the ceremony they prepare together, Dolly Parton reveals some secrets about her career, and behind the scenes with the successful duo Big & Rich.
    More: Arlo Guthrie's concert, Rolling Stone's country hits list, sneak peek on the new show In the Moment: Carrie Underwood, and Lance Smith and Lisa Lee with their weekly updates.moreless
  • December 10, 2005
    December 10, 2005
    Episode 47
    Today on Insider, Sugarland will discover the changes after their great success this year. Also, Shania Twain will tell about her new line of perfumes, what Elton John thinks of Country Music, Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban and their very hot siblings.
    More: About Greatest Men and Greatest Women of 2005 shows, Lee Ann Womack about her new video, and Lance Smith's hit list.moreless
  • December 3, 2005
    December 3, 2005
    Episode 46
    On this fresh-new episode after the thanks-giving holiday, Insider goes after Brad Paisley on his last tour, talks with Faith Hill about her new single and the collaboration with her husband Tim McGraw, and reveals more lost interviews of Johnny Cash.
    More: Montgomery Gentry, upcoming projects, The Dukes of Hazzard DVD and Lance Smith.moreless
  • November 19, 2005: CMA Wrap-Up
    The 2005 CMA Awards was on Tuesday Nov 15, New York

    CMT Insider drove to New York to bring its fans all of the evening's enjoyment: Feeling as if sitting in the front row, with a full access behind the scenes, and being able to watch all the stars on the red carpet.

    A complete rundown of the winners, with special interviews, with highlights from the press room, the stylish side of the stars, and even parts from the CMA week's events.moreless
  • November 12, 2005: CMA Nominee Report
    2005 CMA Awards is on Tuesday, Nov 15, New York. For the first time in its 39 years, the CMA awards ceremony is heading outside Nashville, staright to New York. CMT Insider is here with a special episode, running down all of the nominees in the different categories, shining the spotlight on the top categories and artists. With the hosts, Brooks & Dunn, top nominees Lee Ann Womack and Brad Paisley, reigning entertainer of the year Kenny Chesney, new Hall Of Fame inductess, this is going to be the biggest night before the night itself. Plus: What the stars think about moving to New York.moreless
  • November 5, 2005
    November 5, 2005
    Episode 43
    Kenny Chesney's new CD, The Road and the Radio, is out Tuesday Nov 8. Insider is sitting up with him to discover his thoughts about the project and his inspirations; Meanwhile, Carrie Underwood, American Idol winner, has been busy working on the new upcoming CD, and Insider will talk to her about her project; Big & Rich has a new CD too, Comin' to Your City, and Insider will stop them for a little interview as well; Lisa Lee will be on hand for the Walk the Line premire, Johnny Cash's movie, hitting the big screen on Nov 18. Lisa will also bring news about the TV concert I Walk the Line about Cash.
    More: CMT's new concert CMT Outlaws 2005, starring Toby Keith, Merle Haggard and more, Billy Currington's surprise concert appearance at the Vanderbilt University, ukelele player Jake Shimabukuro, and Lance Smith's Hit List.moreless
  • October 29, 2005
    October 29, 2005
    Episode 42
    Montgomery Gentry's new Greatest Hits CD will be released soon, and Insider is catching up with the duo to talk about the collection and everything else; Reese Witherspoon is about to play June Carter Cash in Walk The Line, the new movie about Johnny Cash's life. insider is sitting with her to talk about the movie and about her latest photoshoot to Vogue; CMA is just around the corner, and Chevy prepares the new CMA Chevy 2006 Calendar: A Year in Country Music. Insider will be on hand as the shootings for the calendar take place, with artists such Big & Rich to Cowboy Troy.
    More: Terri Clark's new CD Life Goes On, the new group Cherryholmes, new CDs from Randy Travis and Merle Haggard, Lance Smith's Hit List, and Lisa Lee with Shooter Jennings, Shelby Lynne and Waylon Payne about their roles in Walk The Line, and with new movies Jarhead, Chicken Little and Zorro 2.moreless
  • October 22, 2005
    October 22, 2005
    Episode 41
    ASCAP and BMI, two performing rights organizations, had this week their own award ceremonies to honor country artists and songwriters. Insider was there in both of them, and met up with some of the winners; Kenny Chesney was awarded in that ASCAP as the Voice of Music. Insider sat down with Kenny to get to know what is it for him; Johnny Cash's legendary life is about to get to the big screen in the movie Walk The Line starring Joaquin Phoenix. Insider caught up with him to know how was it to learn to sign like Cash; Joe Nichols' new CD, III, is almost out, and Insider is catching up with him to learn about what fans sould expect and about the single.
    More: Big & Rich's cloths, style and new CMT special, CMT's American Revolutions: Country Comedy and Man vs. Vegas, new songwriters in Nashville's Hall of Fame, and Lisa Lee with Shopgirl.moreless
  • October 15, 2005
    October 15, 2005
    Episode 40
    Martina McBride's new CD, Timeless, which contains classic Country songs, will be released on Oct 18. Insider caught up with McBride in a CMT concert to talk about the project and its importance; Wynonna Judd's new autobiography, Coming Home to Myself, was released recently. Insider sat down with Judd to find out why she released the biography in this part of her life, and how tough it was to share so much; Singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson returns to the big screen with Dreamer, starring Kurt Russell and Dakota Fanning. Lisa Lee will be here for a preview, and a sneak-peek of CMT special that goes behind the movie's scenes.
    More: Billy Currington's latest photoshoot, new CMT's reality Man vs. Vegas, CMT specials with Big & Rich and the Highwaymen, and Lance Smith's Hit List.moreless
  • October 8, 2005
    October 8, 2005
    Episode 39
    Sara Evans' new CD, Real Fine Place, was released this week, and Insider is catching up with Sara to talk about the CD, and about taking the kids to the tour with her; Gretchen Wilson's new CD is also out this week, and when she headed back to her home in Highland, Ill., she also had an autograph signing. Insider was there too, and heard from Wilson about the CD and plans; Joe Nichols has a new single and video, Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off. Insider was on hand for a photoshoot with him, and to talk about the upcoming release.
    More: Dolly Parton and Gary Allan's new CDs, 2 sneak-peeks of new CMT specials with Kenny Chesney and Martina McBride, Keith Urban with an interview, Lance Smith's Hit List, and Lisa Lee with the movies Elizabethtown, Dreamer and Wallace & Grommit.moreless
  • October 1, 2005
    October 1, 2005
    Episode 38
    Gretchen Wilson's new CD, All Jacked Up, is out, trying to follow her debut's success. Insider will be there to get to know what fans should expect; Rascal Flatts have visited the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville, to talk to some of the young patients who fight those life-threatening diseases. They followed this visit with a benefit concert in order to raise money for that hospital. Insider talked to the group, to realize how helping those young kids is makes them feel and how important it is for them; Insider shines some light on new releases by Clint Black, Kathy Mattea, Little Big Town, Junior Brown and Chris Cagle.
    More: CMT specials sneak-peeks, Kix Brooks' ring, Keith Anderson's new video with Tommy Lee guest appearance, Lance Smith's Hit List, and Lisa Lee with Elizabethtown and Disney's The Greatest Game Ever Played.moreless
  • September 24, 2005
    September 24, 2005
    Episode 37
    The annual Farm Aid concert was held on Saturdat Sept 17 by Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews, same as every year, to raise money for American farmers. Insider was there, and knows also how much was tributed; Cameron Crowe's latest film, Elizabethtown, starring Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst was premiering by CMT in Franklin, Tenn., with Crowe and Bloom walking on the red carpet. Insider was on hand, with a front row and a sneak-peek.
    More: Brooks & Dunn, Big & Rich and the Warren Brothers on Deuces Wild tour, Gretchen Wilson and Kathy Mattea's CDs, Brooks & Dunn's party with no. single Play Something Country, CMT specials Wynonna: Her Story and Gretchen Wilson Undressed, and Lisa Lee with Jodie Foster's new movie, Flightplan.moreless
  • September 17, 2005
    September 17, 2005
    Episode 36
    Big & Rich are getting their attention with a new music video on CMT and an appearance in the hit show Las Vegas. Insider was behind the scenes to check what exacly was their role there, and will provide a sneak-peek of their new video; Insider was there when the ReAct Now, the Hurricane Katarina benefit concert, featured all of the CMT, MTV and VH1 stars, and will get you parts of the great performances, and from the Nashville studio; CMT 100 Greatest Duets is about to hit the CMT screen, featuring a concert of the greatest 12 Country music duets. Insider will be there, and will shed some light on several of the top ten duets. Also, Jamie O'Neal and Carrie Underwood's rendition of Does He Love You from the concert; Trisha Yearwood has done a comeback thanks to her new single and CD. Insider will find out about her life with Country singer Garth Brooks.
    More: In the studio with Lonestar, new CDs from George Jones, Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand and Patty Loveless, Desperate Housewives soundtrack, CMT Crossroads with Bon Jovi and Sugarland, Lance Smith's weekly Hit List, and Lisa Lee from the Toronto Film Festival, and about Walk the Line and Just Like Heaven.moreless
  • September 10, 2005
    September 10, 2005
    Episode 35
    The Hurricane Katarina Benefit Concert is the main subject of this week's show. In order to help the millions affected by the destruction, CMT, MTV and VH1 have teamed up to raise a show, which will gather funds for the families. ReAct Now: Music & Relief, will feature artists from all styles, such as Alan Jackson, Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Paul McCartney and many more. Insider will be there in the preparations; Besides the show, a lot of Country artists have decided to help the victims by themselves. Insider will introduce them and how they did the least they could.
    On to another subject: This year's CMA Awards nominees were announced on Wednesday Sep 7, by Keith Urban and Lee Ann Womack from New York, where the ceremony will be held. Insider will run down the list, and feature the top nominees.
    More: Trisha Yearwood's latest CD, Jasper County, and Toby Keith's two new record labels.moreless
  • August 27, 2005
    August 27, 2005
    Episode 34
    Brooks & Dunn are about to release their new CD Hillbilly Deluxe on Aug 30. Insider was there to talk with them about their project and what fans should expect from the tour. Plus, behind the scenes of their CMT special CMT Homecoming: Brooks & Dunn; After the success of CMT Outlaws 2004, there could be nothing less than CMT Outlaws 2005, featuring Toby Keith, Merle Haggard and many more. Lisa Lee was there to discover what happens and what to expect; Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks were having a dinner at the Starkey Hearing Foundation in St. Paul, Minn., and Insider will go there to find out about the charity of celebrities and the reward. Also, Trisha Yearwood will perform there; Insider goes to find out what Carrie Underwood has learned ever since winning the last season of American Idol.
    More: Marty Stuart's new CD, stars wishes for Shania Twain's 40th birthday, Mary Chapin Carpenter in the Country Home magazine, and Lance Smith's Hit List.moreless
  • August 20, 2005
    August 20, 2005
    Episode 33
    Carrie Underwood, this year's American Idol winner, was very busy ever since winning. Insider is catching up with the new born singer in Oklahoma while touring the Idol tour, to hear about her future plans; Lisa Lee will interview Lee Ann Womack about her recent appearance in the L.A.'s Dodger Stadium singing the national anthem (and featured the performance as well), and about her recent success; Keith Urban is joining other big names of the music genres to advertise Gap. Insider will ask him about how it feels like; New CDs break by Rodney Crowell, Neal McCoy, Trick Pony, Sawyer Brown and Eddy Arnold.
    More: Faith Hill upcoming TV concert, behind the scenes of CMT's Class of 1995, Lance Smith's hit list, and Lisa Lee with two new movies: Supercross: The Movie, and Redeye.moreless
  • August 13, 2005
    August 13, 2005
    Episode 32
    This episode features guest host Melissa Reeves (Days of our Lives) with an exclusive interview with American Idol winner Carrie Underwood at her Oklahoma hometown during a recent stop on the American Idol tour. Katie Cook will return from her vacation next week; Faith Hill is back on track with her new CD, FireFlies, debuting straight to No. 1 on the Billboard charts. Insider talked with her to get to know her reaction for the success; New country group Sugarland are set to team up with legendary rock group Bon Jovi for a special CMT Crossroads episode. Insider has a sneak peek at what fans can expect from this exciting rock and country matchup; Country star Trace Adkins' latest hit, Arlington, is a touching tribute honoring a soldier's story of dying for his country and being buried in Arlington National Cemetery. CMT Insider talked with Adkins and the songwriters to get the story behind the powerful song; John Rich, half of the duo Big & Rich, has been a dominate force on the singles charts recently, as a songwriter. Including Faith Hill's Mississippi Girl, Rich has seen tremendous success from his songwriting abilities. Insider caught up with Rich and some of the stars who have recorded his songs to find out what draws artists to his songs.
    More: Insider catches up with country star Brad Paisley to talk about his new CD, Time Well Wasted; visited with Nickel Creek to find out about the hazardous conditions while filming their latest video; visited the shoe boutique owned by Whitney Dunn, daughter of Brooks & Dunn's Ronnie Dunn; and got the week's Hit List from Lance Smith. L.A. correspondent Lisa Lee also spotlighted Rob Schneider's new movie, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo.moreless
  • August 6, 2005
    August 6, 2005
    Episode 31
    Insider joined Dierks Bentley in the studio as Bentley recorded Murder on Music Row with legend George Jones. Then CMT followed Jones for the taping of the music video for his duet with Dolly Parton; Insider also followed the Warren Brothers while they took over CMT for the day and talked with them about their new CD and new season of Barely Famous.
    More: CMT covers the Hollywood premiere of The Dukes of Hazzard, CMT follows Loretta Lynn as she hosts the worlds largest amateur motocross race, Insider talks to Bobby Pinson about his signature hat, and Lance Smith presents this week’s Hit List.moreless
  • Dukes of Hazzard
    Dukes of Hazzard
    Episode 30
    The Dukes of Hazzard was a television phenomenon in the early 1980s, and it's back stronger than ever with reruns now airing on CMT. In this episode of CMT Insider Special Edition, host Katie Cook catches up with members of the original cast to find out what they've been up to, how The Dukes of Hazzard affected their lives and careers and about the resurgence of Dukes-mania. CMT Insider visits with Tom Wopat (Luke Duke) on Broadway in New York and heads to the homes of John Schneider (Bo Duke), James Best (Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane), Catherine Bach (Daisy Duke) and Ben Jones (Cooter) to talk with the stars and take a peek into their lives today. (S01E75)moreless
  • July 30, 2005
    July 30, 2005
    Episode 29
    Katie Cook sat down for an interview with Faith Hill and talked about her new album Fireflies, exercising, her love of junk food, hair and fashion. Insider headed over to Las Vegas for the grand opening of Toby Keith’s I Love the Bar featuring a 90-pound guitar-shaped hamburger.
    More: Lisa Lee returns from Baby-break with a full report on The Dukes Of Hazzard, CMT talked to Junior Brown about his role as the Balladeer in The Dukes of Hazzard, and got this week’s Hit List from Lance Smith.moreless
  • July 23, 2005
    July 23, 2005
    Episode 28
    CMT Insider headed to the set for Gretchen Wilson’s new video, All Jacked Up, the title cut off her second CD, to find out what fans can expect and to get Wilson’s take on her new project; Rookie Indy car driver Danica Patrick is getting a lot of attention from press and fans around the world. CMT Insider was on hand for a press conference at Nashville Superspeedway to find out how Patrick is dealing with her new fame; CMT had in inside exclusive look at the upcoming movie The Dukes of Hazzard starring Jessica Simpson and Willie Nelson as Uncle Jesse. Insider was there for Trick Pony’s special appearance on the soap opera Days of our Lives and tagged along to find out what happened behind the scenes.
    More: CMT heads to Chicago with Keith Anderson for a performance at Wrigley Field, checked out the movie trailer for the upcoming movie Walk the Line, took a look at Jason Aldean’s debut CD, and previewed the new movie, Sky High.moreless
  • July 16, 2005
    July 16, 2005
    Episode 27
    CMT Insider sat down with Faith Hill to talk about her latest hit Mississippi Girl and upcoming CD, her recent appearance in Rome for the Live 8 concert, and to find out what else she has planned for the year; Keith Urban and songwriter Rodney Crowell were honored recently for Urban’s latest number 1 single, Making Memories of Us. CMT Insider was on hand for the celebration and to talk to Urban about his latest hit; Insider got a sneak peak at Gretchen Wilson’s upcoming single All Jacked Up from her second major CD release. Insider got an exclusive interview with the star about what fans can expect from her follow-up to her successful debut release; Johnny Cash’s brother, Tommy Cash, gave Insider a tour of the lakefront property owned by Johnny Cash and wife June Carter Cash and shared a few memories of the famous couple.
    More: Insider took a look at Porter Wagoner’s new exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame; talked with Billy Bob Thornton about his new movie, Bad News Bears, took a sneak peek at CMT 20 Greatest Cowboy Songs, got this week’s Hit List from Lance Smith, and Melissa Reeves previewed the new movie, The Dukes of Hazzard.moreless
  • July 9, 2005
    July 9, 2005
    Episode 26
    CMT Insider was on hand for Keith Urban and Toby Keith at Philadelphia for the Live 8 concert. Insider had a complete wrap-up of the event, including an exclusive look at Tim McGraw and Faith Hill at the concert in Rome; Insider caught up the new group Greencards, who have been creating quite a buzz while on the road opening for Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson, and got an exclusive look at the trio and found out about their unique sound; CMT was also on hand for Willie Nelson’s opening of a new bio diesel gas station and his annual Fourth of July picnic in his home state of Texas. Insider sat down with the star to talk about both events; Country rebel Hank Williams Jr. has been the face and music behind the successful Monday Night Football opening for years. As Monday Night Football makes its move from ABC next season, Williams has taped his final opening featuring his famous words, Are you ready for some football?. CMT Insider was behind the scenes for the taping and talked with the star about a tradition coming to an end.
    More: CMT caught up with Billy Boy Thornton and talked about his country connections and his new movie, Bad News Bears; went behind the scenes of Brooks & Dunn’s new video Play Something Country; got a sneak peek at the new movie Walk The Line and a look at the upcoming movie, Dark Water.moreless
  • June 25, 2005
    June 25, 2005
    Episode 25
    Insider took a look back at crossover superstar Shania Twain’s career after being named one of the best-paid musicians by Forbes magazine among such artists as Madonna, Sir Elton John and Rod Stewart; Oklahoma native Toby Keith has made it known that he'd like to follow fellow country stars Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Reba McEntire onto the silver screen. Insider sat down with Toby to find out what he has up his sleeve and when we can expect to see him on the silver screen; Newcomer Cowboy Troy burst on the country music scene earlier this year with his debut single, I Play Chicken With the Train. Insider caught up the ‘hick-hop’ star to talk about his new CD, Loco Motive, and to find out what else is going on with his career; Country icon George Strait has over two decades of hits to his credit, but he's not ready to retire just yet. His latest CD, Somewhere Down in Texas, hits stores on Tuesday, June 28. Insider shined the spotlight on the new project and how to get a special CMT DVD.
    More: CMT visited with rapper Nelly about his take on CMT and country music; headed into the studio with new singer Amber Dotson; visited with NASCAR driver Rusty Wallace as he says farewell to the sport; and hung out with Pat Green as he has a visit with the San Diego Padres. Melissa Reeves also gave sneak peeks of War of the Worlds and Bad News Bears.moreless
  • June 18, 2005
    June 18, 2005
    Episode 24
    Toby Keith returned from a special USO tour for the troops in Iraq. Insider caught up with Toby to find out what happened on the tour and to get his personal impressions of the men and women fighting on the front lines; Dolly Parton returned to the CMA Music Festival for a rare performance during the opening night concert. CMT Insider was at the pre-concert press conference when the Hall of Fame member talked about what’s going on with her right now and gave fans a front row seat to get filled in on the scoop; After a week of long lines, rain and some of the hottest country music concerts around, the 2005 CMA Music Festival has come to an end. Insider had a complete wrap-up of all the shows, fan club parties and autograph sessions with some of country's biggest stars along with feedback from the artists on some of their most memorable moments with their fans.
    More: CMT talked to Kenny Rogers about his new twins and how he’ll spend Father’s Day this year. Nashville Star winner Erika Jo’s debut CD was spotlighted along with a sneak peek at the upcoming movies The Dukes of Hazzard and The Bad News Bears. Actress Melissa Reeves took Insider inside the NBC Daytime stars fan party and took a look at Herbie Fully Loaded.moreless
  • June 11, 2005
    June 11, 2005
    Episode 23
    CMT Insider was on the scene for all the fun and excitement at CMA Music Festival week in Nashville, Tennessee. Insider had the complete rundown of the week’s activities from autograph booths to concerts featuring some of country music’s biggest stars; CMT caught up with country star Keith Urban at this annual fan club party. Fans came from all over the world for a private concert and autograph session with the singer and CMT witnessed all the cheers and tears of joy; Kenny Chesney’s show at FedEx Field in Washington, D.C. was a huge success and Katie Cook hung around for an up close look at one of country’s biggest shows of the year.
    More: CMT headed to DukesFest to talk with CMT’s vice president of the Dukes Institute and Insider got a sneak peek at CMT’s 100 Greatest Country Duets concert along with a spotlight from Melissa Reeves on two new movies, Batman Begins and Mr. And Mrs. Smith.moreless
  • June 4, 2005
    June 4, 2005
    Episode 22
    CMT Insider was on the scene to see the excitement first-hand when Kenny Chesney began his short series of stadium tours this weekend in Washington, D.C. Insider went behind the scenes to see what it takes to pull of such a big show and featured a look back on Chesney’s rise to fame as well as an interview with Chesney about his current success; After the surprise engagement of Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, CMT took a look back on their history together from duets in the early 1990s to their current love story as well as the public highs and lows of their relationship; Insider caught up with Trace Adkins to talk about his partnership the Waffle House restaurants for a special promotion. Adkins heads behind the counter to show off his skills as a short-order cook.
    More: CMT Insider got a sneak peek at the finalists for the VP of the Dukes Institute, a look at the new CMT special Class of 1990, and the Hit List from Lance Smith. Actress Melissa Reeves spotlighted the new Russell Crowe and Renee Zellweger film, Cinderella Man.moreless
  • May 28, 2005
    May 28, 2005
    Episode 21
    Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood have made their engagement official. During a ceremony of unveiling several statues of famous stars, Garth went on his knee and offered Trisha to marry him. Insider was there, and while checking out the statues, you'll get the new couple's response about the event; Shania Twain is not into the perfumes business, and Insider will talk with the singer about her new personal fragrance and what fans should expect; Dierks Bentley enjoys the success of his CD Modern Day Drifter, and is now starting on his tour. Insider was there to give you a first seat, and Bentley talks about how is it to tour with the hot names; Donnie and Johnny Van Zant, two Rock brothers, is now a Country duo called Van Zant. Their first album is Get Right With the Man, with their first single Help Somebody. Van Zant will be here to talk.
    More: Newcomer Bobby Pinson, Kenny Chesney about fatherhood, couple advices for newly married Kenny Chesney and Renee Zellweger, Lance Smith's Hit List, and Melissa Reeves with two new sneak-peeks.moreless
  • May 19, 2005: ACM Awards Recap
    The 40th annual ACM Awards conquered Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 17. Katie Cook will take Insider into the big night, for a special Insider program that will sum up all of the excitement and the glamour. Who were the winners, what the stars think, what was on the red carpet, and much much more; ACM Awards aren't the only LA event this week. We'll feature a concert of new country stars, alongside a celebrity motorcycle benefit ride. Days of Our Lives star Melissa Reeves is going to be a mother and Insider will introduce her with an interview with Lisa Lee. More: Toby Keith on CMT- CMT Homecoming: Toby Keith in Oklahoma, Toby's Top 10 Countdown and his visit to Top Twenty Countdown, Adam Sandler's new movie, The Longest Yard, and the results from the red carpet fashion poll.moreless
  • May 14, 2005
    May 14, 2005
    Episode 19
    Kenny Chesney and actress Renee Zellweger shocked the entertainment world and the fans with their surprise wedding this week. Insider will share some photos from the nuptials, look back on the past connection between the two, and hear some fans reaction in Little Rock, Ark., where Kenny performs; Toby Keith is about to release his new CD, Honkytonk University, and Insider will sit with him to an interview about the project and what fans should expect; The 40th ACM Awards will be handed Tuesday, May 17 at the Mandalay Bay in LA, voting is underway, and Insider will review the Home Depot Humanitarian Award, and all three nominees - Brad Paisley, Neal McCoy and Diamond Rio.
    More: Controversy of naming a highway in Texas after Willie Nelson, finalists of the CMT's Vice President of the Dukes Institute, Lance Smith's Hit List, and Lisa Lee with Monster-In-Law and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.moreless
  • May 7, 2005
    May 7, 2005
    Episode 18
    Alan Jackson has returned to performing, and his fans are very excited. Being on duty, Insider took a first seat in Alan's show in Southern California, and has a special ticket behind the scenes. The Wrights, a new duo of husband and wife, are Alan's opening act. We'll feature them as well; Reba McEntire held a special fashion show during her tour stop in Florida, and Insider was there to check out the new line and to get the fan's reaction; New sneak-peek of the upcoming big-screen movie of The Dukes of Hazzard, starring Jessica Simpson and Johnny Knoxville.
    More: Dierks Bentley and new duo Van Zant with new CDs, new Adam Sandler movie, The Longest Yard, new Elvis TV miniseries, and Lisa Lee behind the scenes of CSI Miami.moreless
  • April 30, 2005
    April 30, 2005
    Episode 17
    On April 19, 1995, the terrorist attack known as the Oklahoma City bombing, killed 168 people within a U.S. government building in the city. The 10 years memorial brings a lot of Country superstars, including Toby Keith and Vince Gill for a special tribute show for those who lost their lives; The tours season is on, and Insider will take a front seat in the kick-off of Two Hats & a Redhead tour: Brad Paisley, Terri Clark and Reba McEntire; Lisa Lee with 3 new movies: Tim McGraw's Flicka, Adam Sandler's The Longest Yard, and the new Dallas movie.
    More: Josh Gracin and Craig Morgan's no. 1 celebration, a singer's wife expecting a first child, Alan Jackson and Kenny Chesney about having their songs on Bush's personal iPod, and the surfing star of Chesney's Anything But Mine video.moreless
  • April 12, 2005: CMT Music Awards Recap
    CMT is taking over Nashville for the 2005 CMT Music Awards, and Insider will give you a front row of the ceremony: Everything from the red carpet, the fashions and an exclusive ticket to all of the stars. Plus, the complete rundown of the winners of the night, highlights of the performances, backstage interviews from the press room, and the private room of the goodies, that the nominees will take home.

    Exclusive sneak peek of Dolly Parton's appearance in Reba McEntire's show Reba.moreless
  • April 9, 2005
    April 9, 2005
    Episode 15
    The 2005 CMT Music Awards will be held on Monday, April 11, in Nashville. Being the only fan-voted Country awards, and as well the only ceremony held on Nashville this year, a lot of excitement is on. Insider will run down the list of nominees, preparing for the big night; Jeff Foxworthy, the host of the evening, is the subject of the last CMT Insider Special Edition. Insider will have a sneak peek of the special interview of that show, where Jeff talks about his life and career; Tributing to Johnny Cash's important impact on the music world, CMT presents a Visionary Award in his honor, that will be given to an artist who exemplifies a Vision - what Cash most perfected. This year, Country Music Hall of Fame member Loretta Lynn will be awarded, due to her contributions for the Country; Tim McGraw supports the American Red-Cross, encourages his fans to donate blood, and sings about Drugs and Jesus. Special interview

    More: Fitness guru Richard Simmons will be on the set for some exercises, Lance Smith's Hit List, and Lisa Lee with movie Fever Pitch.
    Followed by a CMT Insider special edition interview with Jeff Foxworthy... Comedian Jeff Foxworthy is currently hotter than ever with a popular new T.V. show, cable specials, and two Blue Collar Comedy Tour movies. Soon Jeff will be the host of the 2005 CMT Music Awards. In this episode of CMT Insider Special Edition host Katie Cook catches up with funnyman in his homestate of Georgia. He'll talk about his life, successful career, and how he helped America realize it's okay to be a redneck. (S01E56)moreless
  • April 2, 2005
    April 2, 2005
    Episode 14
    Kenny Chesney finnaly opens his long awaited 2005 Tour! Lisa Lee was on hand in LA to give Insider fans a front seat at the show, plus a close talk with the star about himself and his tour; Clint Black, who owns his own record company, goes into studio to record his new CD. Insider was on hand for a special behind-the-scenes and an interview; Matthew McConaughey promotes his new movie Sahara, and finds time to talk with Katie Cook about the movie and about his connections to the Country music; Exactly a year ago, Gretchen Wilson was the new bomb to explode in the Country music scene. Now, a year later, Insider sums the first year, and finds out how Wilson's life changed.
    More: Billy Dean's comeback hit "Let Them Be Little", Trace Adkins in the gym, Andy Griggs' tour bus, Jamie Denton's country star romance, and a sneak peek of CMT Insider Special Edition: Jeff Foxworthy.moreless
  • March 26, 2005
    March 26, 2005
    Episode 13
    Insider goes backstage of the Ryman Auditorium to talk with Kwith Urban who had 3 completely sold out shows there last week. Keith will tell about his success and where he's heading to; Sugarland, with their hit first single Baby Girl will talk about their sudden success and how it affected their lives; Katie Cook took Matthew McConauhey to an interview when he went through Nashville to promote his new movie Sahara. Matthew talks about his connections to Country music.
    More: Miranda Lambert takes Cook four-wheeling, new CDs from Charlie Daniels, the Wilkinsons and Billy Dean, two new CMT specials, Lance Smith's hit list, and Lisa Lee on Miss Congeniality 2 premiere.moreless
  • March 19, 2005
    March 19, 2005
    Episode 12
    CMT Music Awards first round of votes has ended, and on Wednesday the final list of nominees was revealed. Insider will have a complete rundown, and all of the star's reaction; Kenny Chesney has hurt his ankle and had to cancel several shows on his tour. How did he hurt himself, and how soon he will return to his tour? Fans can't get enough of the stars of The Dukes of Hazzard, and this week Insider will discover the sexy secrets of the stars; Trace Adkins releases his new CD Songs About Me, and Insider will find out about Trace for the fans.
    More: Charlie Daniels' new CD, singers of the future of the Country music, Diamond Rio receives a Humanitarian award, and Lance Smith and Lisa Lee with their weekly spots.moreless
  • March 12, 2005
    March 12, 2005
    Episode 11
    The Country Radio Seminar was held in Nashville last week, and all of the Country radio DJs from around the country were there. Country stars were there too, to argue about what comes to the radio at the end. Toby Keith has a lot to say about the Country music industry as well; Chris LeDoux passed away this week, being 56, after a long fight with liver ailments. Insider will take a look on LeDoux's life and career as a music star and rodeo star; The Dukes of Hazzard is currently airing on CMT, and is hotter than ever. Insider will provide several interviews with the stars from CMT Inside Fame, and poll results for the best narrator for the upcoming Dukes movie.
    More: Willie Nelson's Tsunami benefit CD, Brad Paisley's concert on CMT, star's decorator shop, Lisa Lee about movie Robots, and Lance Smith about his Hit List.moreless
  • March 5, 2005
    March 5, 2005
    Episode 10
    Insider keeps on covering the stories about the tours season, and this week- Rascal Flatts. They will talk about their new tour, and the recent success; This week the nominees for the Acamdemy of Country Music will be announced from a Radio Seminar in Nashville - and Insider will be there to report it all, including upcoming surprises; Katie Cook interviews actor Matthew McConaughey, about his new movie and his connections to Country music. It is exciting; Newcomer group Sugarland is enjoying the success of their first single, and Insider finds out what's next.
    More: Kenny Chesney's upcoming tour, Lee Ann Womack and shoes, new CMT specials about Gretchen Wilson and Brad Paisley, Lance Smith's hit list and Lisa Lee with a new movie.moreless
  • Februray 26, 2005
    Februray 26, 2005
    Episode 9
    It's the beginning of the tours season, and the excitement is grand. Most popular tour at the moment is Montgomery Gentry with Trace Adkins, and Insider goes to talk to them; Tim McGraw honors his father, the baseball player Tug McGraw, and sells special bracelets from baseball seams and with the insription "YGB" - You Gotta Believe, his father's popular saying. Tim is telling Insider about the project; The Dukes Of Hazzard is returning to the small screen, on CMT itself, and Insider will cover it up, including an interview with the legendary Bo Duke - John Schneider, to find out what he's doing. The new movie of The Dukes Of Hazzard is attacking the big screen, and Insider has an interview with the stars Jessica Simpson and Willie Nelson, and behind-the-scenes footage.
    More: Shooter Jennings's new CD, Jamie O'Neil new release, and Lance Smith's new Hit List.moreless
  • February 19, 2005
    February 19, 2005
    Episode 8
    Daytona 500 of NASCAR is starting off this weekend, and Insider is heading to Daytona USA for a special visit. Also, Elliott Sadler, the driver, and his connection to Country music; Grammy Awards 2005 were handed Feb. 13, and Insider has a complete list of all the winners. Chats from the red carpet, glory and fun, the whole evening into a full report; Toby Keith and rocker Ted Nugent teamed up for a tour, and Insider will talk to them; Kenny Chesney starts his own tour this March 10, and will tell us about the crazy preparations; Keith Urban and John Fogerty are working together on the new CMT Crossroads. Lisa Lee will have special behind-the-scenes from the taping.
    More: Country newcomers on the magazines, special 60 Minutes Uncut: Jimmy Buffett, Montgomery Gentry's style, and Lance Smith's hit list.moreless
  • February 10, 2005
    February 10, 2005
    Episode 7
    This time Insider has a special episode, to report all of the Grammy Nominees for the 2005 Grammy Awards. We will run-down the Country contestants, and all of the nominees. Loretta Lynn has the most nominations, five.
    It's Gretchen Wilson's first Grammy show, and she has no less than 4 nomination, including Best New Artist.
    Another Country nominees are Tim McGraw, Los Lonely Boys and Alison Krauss. Alison has a total of 17 awards already, more than any female artist.moreless
  • February 5, 2005
    February 5, 2005
    Episode 6
    2005's Superbowl is upcoming soon, and all fans are heading to Florida. Insider will not miss the excitement, and will head there too. CMT's new special, Lynyrd Skynyrd's Super Bowl Saturday Night Special, will air on Feb. 5, and Insider will give you a glance behind the scenes. Also, Tim McGraw, Montgomery Gentry's tour in Jacksonville, and Nelly's commerical; Kenny Chesney's new CD is an explosive bomb in the stores, and Insider will find out how, and what Kenny thinks about it; Lee Ann Womack is releasing an new CD too, and we'll feature her thoughts.
    More: The collaboration of Sawyer Brown and Robert Randolph, CMT's special Greatest Myths 2: More Rumors, Legends and Downright Lies, Lance Smith's hit list, and Lisa Lee with new promo.moreless
  • January 29, 2005
    January 29, 2005
    Episode 5
    Toby Keith is no less than the hottest superstar at the moment, but he doesn't stand still. While recording and shooting his next single, Honky Tonk U, which is due in February, Insider has the special listening, and a glimpse of the video; Lisa Lee interviews Merle Haggard about his new upcoming CD, and about general plans for the future; Keith Urban has brought several celebrity friends for the Meningitis benefit concert, and Insider has a front row for it; Martina McBride releases a special CD for the Love Holiday and tells Insider about it.
    More: The tsunami benefit show, CMT's upcoming special and Lance Smith's Hit List.moreless
  • January 22, 2005
    January 22, 2005
    Episode 4
    US has chosen an old-new president, and Bush'es inauguration is to be celebrated around Washington DC. Insider will go to have a look at the parties, including Coutry singer Sara Evans; Kenny Chesney's new CD brings him to new levels of success, and Insider will shine a light on his release and his reaction; Reba McEntire is now a designer, and being so delightful, she has to be questioned up and we'll also cover her new line; Tim McGraw is now the co-owner of the Arena Football League team, and to make his fans happy, he did a show only for ticket holders. Of course, Insider was there.
    More: Lisa Lee with a special event of honor to Keith Urban and other Australian artists, LeAnn Rimes's new CD, and Kenny Chesney's CMT concert.moreless
  • January 15, 2005
    January 15, 2005
    Episode 3
    George Strait has been a huge success in both his career and his annual tour concerts. Insider will be backstage of the reheasals for his new tour, and will look back on Strait's career over the years; Strait's opening act will include Dierks Bentley and newcomer Amber Dotson. Who is Amber? All about her in this evening's Insider; The Judd family will discuss the busy period that they have: From Wynonna's YouthAIDS work to Naomi's cover on the Grand magazine.
    More: Willie Nelson's Tsunami's benfit concert and his role on the new the Dukes of Hazzard movie, two new CMT specials, and Lisa Lee and Lance Smith's weekly updates.moreless
  • January 8, 2005
    January 8, 2005
    Episode 2
    2005 is definately here, and as the Country stars celebrate, we party along with them. Toby Keith, and the new stars Dierks Bentley and Julie Roberts are having fun, and Insider is there to join; Gretchen Wilson's first tour bus, as she's showing it off to Insider; John Mellencamp's new release from his Hits CD.
    More: Faith Hill's new CD, Shania Twain's new video, Richard Marx's Nashville's home, newcomer Shelly Fairchild, and Lisa Lee and Lance Smith with their weekly spots.moreless
  • January 1, 2005
    January 1, 2005
    Episode 1
    2005 is finally around, and Insider is celebrating with the top 10 albums of 2004 (as of Billboard Charts), thanks to the many Country music buyers.
    Lance Smith with his year end Hit List.
    Lisa Lee with what Hollywood has to say about the Country scene.

    And a Happy New Year!moreless