CMT Insider - Season 4

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Episode Guide

  • December 22, 2007
    December 22, 2007
    Episode 47
    Katie Cook ran down the news makers of 2007. Also clips of superstar interviews from this year's shows including Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts and Faith Hill. Also, the sexiest moments of the year featuring Darryl Worley, Kellie Pickler, Dolly and Tim and Faith.
  • December 15, 2007
    December 15, 2007
    Episode 46
    Katie Cook talked to Brooks & Dunn about their latest single - "Cowboy Town" and how it was chosen to be the theme song for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo for the next two years. The longtime act also shared their thoughts on Sugarland's recent CMA award for best country duo. Kenny Chesney's new video honors workers everywhere and features different people on the job. The superstar talked to CMT Insider about new song, "Shiftwork," and making the video. Also, went on the set of the new Alan Jackson video, "Small Town Southern Man," and get the inside scoop on Carrie Underwood's No. 1 hit, "So Small." Find out why Blake Shelton is ringing in the holidays with a battle of the choirs, and preview the new Christmas special from Larry the Cable Guy.moreless
  • December 8, 2007
    December 8, 2007
    Episode 45
    Katie Cook gives the highlights from this year's Grammy Awards nominee announcements. Dierks Bentley's latest video, "Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)," gives a light-hearted outlook on life. CMT Insider headed to the Sommet Center in Nashville to celebrate his latest No. 1 single with a hockey game. Singer-songwriter Amy Grant has a brand new book, Mosaic: Pieces of My Life So Far. Amy explained why she chose to share her stories; her husband Vince Gill's response to reading her book; and get a glimpse into their marriage. Also, a sneak peek at the latest edition of CMT Crossroads as LeAnn Rimes and Joss Stone take the stage for one unforgettable evening. Big & Rich's Big Kenny discussed why he became involved in the Darfur crisis and talks about his recent trip to Darfur and tells how Americans can help the cause. Icon Dolly Parton talks with Cook about her new video, "Better Get to Livin'," piano man Phil Vassar shows off his home in a grand tour and Patty Loveless boards the Santa Train to help deliver Christmas gifts to children.moreless
  • December 1, 2007
    December 1, 2007
    Episode 44
    Brad Paisley's latest video, "Letter to Me," is a nostalgic walk down memory lane and the halls of his old high school. Katie Cook went to Glen Dale, W. Va. for the making of the music video. The town turned out for the show as Paisley brought in cameras and crew and hosted a reunion on his old stomping grounds. Billy Ray Cyrus has earned fans through his singing and acting, and his new television show combines a little of both. Billy Ray Cyrus: Home at Last takes you into the private life of Cyrus and his family as the cameras follow him from home to out on the road. Disney has movie fans Enchanted over their new animated hit. Along with stunning visuals and celebrity voices, the film features a song by country star Carrie Underwood. Find out more about "Ever, Ever After" and Underwood's participation in the soundtrack. Bucky Covington is on tour with Jason Michael Carroll and Cole Diggs and he's talking about it. See his tongue-in-cheek take on hitting the road with these country boys and why he thinks Diggs should hang up his drumsticks. The National Adoption Council is happy to have Rodney Atkins as a celebrity spokesperson, and he is happy to work for the cause. The country star was himself adopted and uses his personal experience to raise awareness for adoption. Join Atkins and his own son, Elijah, as he visits the White House to sing for the president and speak for the Council and find out why he thinks "love is thicker than blood." Also, Shooter Jennings' new CD and Eric Church's thought-provoking new video.moreless
  • November 24, 2007
    November 24, 2007
    Episode 43
    Katie Cook previewed Keith Urban's Greatest Hits CD and finds out why this multitalented musician thinks song are snapshots in time, why he's private about his famous marriage and more. Toby Keith spread holiday cheer with his Classic Christmas television special that aired on CMT. See what the country star says about singing his favorite hymns from childhood, trying not to "sweat" it and working with pop star, Jewel. Tracy Lawrence is fast making an annual tradition of frying turkeys for a good cause. He helped feed homeless families by frying 400 turkeys and encouraging Nashvillians to drop by with clothes, food and donations to help people in their own community. Trace Adkins is one artist who isn't afraid to speak his mind, so it comes as no surprise that his new book is full of candid opinions. A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions From a Free-Thinking Roughneck hit stores this month and features his observations on such weighty topics as the environment, immigration and the war on terrorism. Adkins also talks openly about alcoholism, being sober and being devoted to his family.moreless
  • November 10, 2007: CMA Recap
    Katie Cook shows the night's biggest moments, including winners, performances and speeches. Catch up with the night's biggest winners as Cook interviews them at the Sommet Center in Nashville. Entertainer of the year? Female vocalist? Vocal group? Cook will also give highlights from the red carpet where the stars struted their stuff on the way to the big show and will recap the night's hottest fashion statements. Correspondent Allison DeMarcus has the inside scoop on the sold-out Garth Brooks concert at the new Sprint Center in Kansas City. DeMarcus has the latest, including fans' reactions to Brooks' return to the stage. The days leading up to the CMA Awards are full of events and opportunities for stargazing. Correspondent Adam Black gave a wrap-up of this year's BMI songwriting awards honoring the writers of some of country's top songs in 2007. He also profiled this year's Hall of Fame inductees Vince Gill, Mel Tillis and longtime TV host Ralph Emery.moreless
  • November 3, 2007: CMA Nominee Report
    Katie Cook takes us on a look at this year's top nominees for the 41st Annual CMA Awards, George Strait and Brad Paisley, each with five nods. Also, a special interview with legendary band, the Eagles, who'll be performing on this year's show, and the inside scoop on the other performers and presenters. This special CMA Nominee Report gives a breakdown of the top categories -- male vocalist, female vocalist and entertainer. Correspondent Adam Black has a special report on that "long trip to the podium," and correspondent Jennifer Hanson has an exclusive interview with country legend Whisperin' Bill Anderson, who talks about his nomination for song of the year as co-writer of the George Strait hit, "Give It Away." Anderson also reminisces about his very first CMA nomination 40 years ago.moreless
  • October 27, 2007
    October 27, 2007
    Episode 40
    Katie Cook talked to Sugarland about shooting the video "Stay" and why Bush almost stopped the cameras during the shoot. Josh Turner took a big risk when he released his first single, "Long Black Train." Now, with multi-platinum sales under his belt, he feels like Everything Is Fine. Gary Allan's new CD, Living Hard, is out this month. He told CMT Insider why the project was therapy for him, and in a rare interview since his wife's death, he talks candidly about dealing with her suicide. The Country Music Hall of Fame will induct several new members into its ranks this month. Vince Gill got his start with the country group Pure Prairie League and went on to enjoy a successful career as a solo artist, selling 22 million albums and earning 18 Grammys. He talks about the award and what it means to him. Kid Rock is a rocker with ties to country music. This week, he talks about his latest CD and why the song, "Half Your Age and Twice As Hot," is semi-autobiographical. Plus, Dwight Yoakam sings Buck Owens, and Rodney Atkins celebrates another No. 1.moreless
  • October 20, 2007
    October 20, 2007
    Episode 39
    Carrie Underwood has a new CD out this month and CMT Insider has the inside scoop. Katie Cook talked to Underwood about what fans can expect from her latest project. Cook gets a once-in-a-lifetime chance to take a spin in the real fast lane when she hops in the car with Dale Earnhardt Jr. Head out to the track and find out all about this NASCAR favorite. Garth Brooks has concerts planned in Kansas City, and his wife Trisha Yearwood will be a special musical guest. Find out more about the nine performances, already sold out, which will be held at the new Sprint Center. Rissi Palmer may look glamorous, but she's just a "Country Girl" to her fans. The Country Music Hall of Fame recognizes musicians and personalities who have made great contributions to the industry. Several new members will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this fall including longtime radio and television host, Ralph Emery.moreless
  • October 13, 2007
    October 13, 2007
    Episode 38
    Reba McEntire was recently named the first recipient of Billboard's Woman of the Year award which recognizes extraordinary women in the music industry who have made significant contributions to the business. Katie Cook finds out what the superstar thinks about her latest accolade. CMT Insider followed the "Free and Easy" country star Dierks Bentley while he was on the road and found out he has fun even in the rain. Also, the latest on Kellie Pickler's breakup with an NHL player and her candid response, as well as her songwriting sessions with Taylor Swift. County fans were saddened by news of the death of Patrick Bourque, former member of vocal group Emerson Drive. Band frontman Brad Mates talked to CMT Insider about the bass player and how family and friends are coping. Cook talks to Carrie Underwood about her second album, Carnival Ride, and what fans can expect.moreless
  • October 13, 2007
    October 13, 2007
    Episode 38
    Reba McEntire was recently named the first recipient of Billboard's Woman of the Year award. The award recognizes extraordinary women in the music industry who have made significant contributions to the business. Katie Cook sat with the superstar to find out what the she thinks about her latest accolade. CMT Insider followed Dierks Bentley while he was on the road and found out he has fun even in the rain. Kellie Pickler is known for her straightforward nature and even during a difficult time, the rising star shares her feelings about her breakup with an NHL player and her candid response, as well as her songwriting sessions with Taylor Swift. County fans were saddened by news of the death of Patrick Bourque, former member of vocal group Emerson Drive. Band frontman Brad Mates talked to CMT Insider about the bass player and how family and friends are coping. Carrie Underwood's song, "So Small," has fans eager to hear the whole CD. Cook talks to the hot, young star about her second album, Carnival Ride, and what fans can expect.moreless
  • October 6, 2007
    October 6, 2007
    Episode 37
    Insider go behind the scenes of the making of Taylor Swift's new video - "Our Song" with host Katie Cook. Swift gives Cook a tour of the house that was made for the set, talked about her dresses and the special rhinestone guitar -- her favorite prop in the video. LeAnn Rimes is an artist who also began her career as a teenager and helped pave the way for other young singers like Swift. This month she releases a new CD that features collaborations with Reba McEntire and Bon Jovi. Cook talked to this dynamic singer about the new CD and how things have changed for young artists since she began her career. Find out the latest on Family, why Rimes wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on the album and how she's come into her own as a musician. Dierks Bentley combined his love of motorcycles with his desire to make a difference for the Miles and Music For Kids motorcycle ride. Correspondent Allison DeMarcus talked to Bentley about the annual happening that raises money for Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. Bentley showed off his motorcycle, and DeMarcus took a back seat to Bentley's wife Cassidy, all for a good cause. Sara Evans will be featured in a CMT Insider: Special Edition premiering October 6 at 9:30 a.m. ET. Cook previews the show that will reveal the star's challenges as a mother and what she considers her surprising insecurities. Rascal Flatts Still Feels Good with the release of their new CD. Get the inside story on the album and the guys on this week's show. Also, the latest on Keith Urban's motorcycle accident, Clay Walker's wedding and George Strait's tour.moreless
  • September 29, 2007
    September 29, 2007
    Episode 36
    Katie Cook has the latest information on Cowboy Town, the new album from Brooks & Dunn featuring their new single, "Proud of the House We Built." The guys talk about songs from the CD including one that features a love-hate relationship with a worm and why they keep one foot in Texas when recording. Faith Hill is releasing The Hits, a new CD of favorites and three new songs, Join Cook for a preview of an CMT Insider: Special Edition featuring the country star and see clips of her exclusive interview. Brad Paisley's known for having a good sense of humor but he takes his music seriously. Insider went behind the scenes of his tour to learn how he designs his stage show and lighting for the cheap seats as well as the front row. He also demonstrated his deep and abiding love for his band members. Dolly Parton is a favorite with fans, and she was happy to take some fan questions during her recent interview including what she keeps in her purse and what always breaks her diet plans. Correspondent Allison DeMarcus shares an exclusive interview with Doug Stone. He talks about his recent difficulties with drug use and his future plans for making music.moreless
  • September 22, 2007
    September 22, 2007
    Episode 35
    Katie Cook sits and talks with Rascal Flatts about the record "Still Feels Good", how the industry has changed and if they "feel good" about their new songs. Jake Owen is heading out on the road with Sugarland and Little Big Town for the CMT Tour 2007. But first, he heads out to the golf course with his dad. Clint Black is going on tour -- his first in five years. Find out what's new with this country star and father. Black talks about his band, his daughter Lilly and why it's tougher to get on a bus now. Wife Lisa Hartman Black joins him for the interview. Cook heads out to the Smoky Mountains for the BBQ & Bluegrass festival at Dollywood. Find out all about bluegrass royalty like Ricky Skaggs, one of the featured artists at the music event. Also, Kenny Chesney's mentors and Taylor Swift's safety project.moreless
  • September 15, 2007
    September 15, 2007
    Episode 34
    Katie Cook sat down with Kenny Chesney and talked to him about Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates and his popular video, "Blink." Garth Brooks came out of retirement long enough to make history with his new single. The song, "More Than a Memory," debuted on the country charts at No. 1 -- the highest debut ever by a new song. Big & Rich are celebrating their hit song, "Lost in This Moment." The single made it to No. 1 on the charts and the dynamic duo attended a party honoring the song and its writers, including Keith Anderson. Billy Ray Cyrus' latest video, "Ready, Set, Don't Go," features home movies of famous daughter Miley. CMT Insider shared some lost footage of the Hannah Montana star from CMT's video vaults. Rascal Flatts' new No. hit, "Take Me There," was written by Chesney. Find out what the famous trio think about it and why Chesney didn't record it. CMT Crossroads pairs country artists with artists from other genres. The latest episode features Trisha Yearwood and pop singer and producer Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds collaborating on each other's songs. Cook previews this powerful performance with footage from the show.moreless
  • September 1, 2007
    September 1, 2007
    Episode 33
    Katie Cook when CMT Insider takes a look, or a listen, to Garth Brooks' new single - "More Than a Memory." The CMA Awards show is one of the biggest nights in country music. This week the nominees for categories like male vocalist of the year and music video of the year were announced, and CMT Insider was there. The nominees were revealed by Sara Evans, Sugarland, Montgomery Gentry and Taylor Swift in live press conferences in New York and Nashville. Dierks Bentley, Eric Church and Luke Bryan hit the streets of Nashville for a free block party hosted by their record label. The Capitol Pub Crawl featured live music, liquid refreshment and several thousand grateful fans. "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" made her a country icon. Now, she's releasing a new CD of her greatest hits. Find out the latest on Crystal Gayle as well as Sugarland's visit to Sesame Street.moreless
  • August 26, 2007
    August 26, 2007
    Episode 32
    Katie Cook joins Kenny Chesney as he hits the field with the New Orleans Saints for a workout and held his own with the NFL players. Garth Brooks has been busy helping raise his daughters but took time out to make a special announcement. A new release of his greatest hits, as well as a new single, will bring him out of retirement, at least temporarily. Cook was there for the press conference and caught up with Brooks to learn more. Little Big Town member, Kimberly Roads, took a little time off the road recently to give birth to a baby girl - Daisy Pearl. Meet new artist Lee Brice ("She Ain't Right") and get the inside scoop on Rascal Flatts' visit to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.moreless
  • August 18, 2007
    August 18, 2007
    Episode 31
    Katie Cook talks to Taylor Swift on the set of her new video to talk about whats next. Dierks Bentley has a lot of fun in his new video, "Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)." LeAnn Rimes has demonstrated she has a talent for acting in her music videos, and now she'll get the chance to try her hand at movie acting. Visit the set of Good Intentions and learn more about her new role. Preview the latest CDs from Joe Nichols, Luke Bryan, Travis Tritt, Dwight Yoakam and Lori McKenna, visit Kix Brooks winery and find out about Josh Turner's video shoot at a race track.moreless
  • August 11, 2007
    August 11, 2007
    Episode 30
    Brad Paisley headed up to Fort Campbell, Ky., for a performance for the troops with tourmates Kellie Pickler and Taylor Swift. Also, Insider follows up on the grab heard around the world and fans reaction to the Faith Hill incident. Summer is the time for camp. But how about a camp for being a star? This week, Insider followed American Idol alum Bucky Covington to Idol camp for a look at how aspiring singers can take workshops in singing, dancing and auditioning. Sara Evans' new video features some male-order actors vying for her affection. Go behind the scenes of Evans' latest video and find out more about the concept of "As If."moreless
  • August 5, 2007
    August 5, 2007
    Episode 29
    CMT Insider takes a look at Faith Hill's reaction to a female fan touching her husband Tim McGraw. This week, Katie Cook sits down with Denise Jackson talks about her marriage to superstar Alan Jackson. Denise gives details of their life together from her new book, It's All About Him, including Alan's struggle to make it in the music business and their struggle to save their marriage. Jason Aldean was asked to debut the new NASCAR video game in New York City. NASCAR 08 features his song, "Johnny Cash," on the soundtrack. In addition, Aldean performed live for the debut of the 10th edition of the official NASCAR racing game.moreless
  • July 28, 2007
    July 28, 2007
    Episode 28
    Katie Cook sits down with Billy Ray Cyrus for an in-depth interview about his hit TV show, new record and video. Cyrus also gives an exclusive tour of the set of Hannah Montana. Denise Jackson, wife of superstar Alan Jackson, has a new book out. It's All About Him gives a detailed account of her romance with the superstar and their life together, including the near failure of their marriage and the faith that held them together. The book features photos of the famous couple as well. Trisha Yearwood has been working on a new record and video. Get the scoop on the new CD and the making of her "Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love" video. You may have heard about the six degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon, where actors are linked movie to movie and wind up back at the Footloose star. But how about the Six Degrees of Martina McBride? Learn about the new reality show where six aspiring performers try to connect with the country superstar and realize their dreams of fame. Find out the latest on singer-songwriter Sarah Buxton, Big & Rich's recent No. 1 party and country singer Mindy McCready's recent arrest.moreless
  • July 21, 2007
    July 21, 2007
    Episode 27
    Host Katie Cook previews the American Idol concert tour. The tour features contestants from the popular TV show performing in cities across the U.S. Speaking of American Idol, Reba McEntire talks about her recent and popular duet with Kelly Clarkson. The two dynamic singers recorded Clarkson's pop hit, "Because of You," and have released a video of the song. See what McEntire has to say about her collaboration with the original Idol. If you're a fan of Luke Bryan, you'll want to tune in to learn more about this rising star. Plus, go behind the scenes of the new Tracy Lawrence music video, "Find Out Who Your Friends Are," and get all the scoop on the bluesy new album from Travis Tritt, The Storm, and his new single and video, "You Never Take Me Dancing."moreless
  • July 14, 2007
    July 14, 2007
    Episode 26
    Katie Cook is with Keith Urban as he discusses his involvement with the Live Earth event. Noisemakers reveals that Larry the Cable Guy will receive his own beer called "Git-R-Done", Sugarland will headline the CMT Tour 2007 this Fall, Josh Gracin heads to entertain the troops in Kuwait and Jason Michael Carroll sang at the building of the 300th Habitat for Humantity house. Insider is on the set of Trace Adkins new video "I Want to Feel Something" and Big & Rich celebrates their first #1 with "Lost in This Moment." Adam Black is with Brad Paisley on the set of his new video "Online" where he reunites some of his all-star cast of "Celebrity." The Hit List this week includes 5th Gear - Brad Paisley (#1 Album), Wrapped - George Strait (#1 Single) and I Told You So - Keith Urban (#1 Video). CMT Fan Poll reveals that 48% of fans think Kellie Pickler should get her own show while Melanie Shelley reveals what it's like to do hair and makeup for some of the biggest Country Stars. Raul Malo releases "After Hours", a album of Country Music remakes and Keith Urban shares that he is doing what he can to save the Earth by using Bio Diesel fuel in all his tour vehicles.moreless
  • June 30, 2007
    June 30, 2007
    Episode 25
    Katie sits with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill to discuss their latest raw duet- "I Need You" and the upcoming Soul 2 Soul 2007 Tour. Noisemakers lets us know that Carrie Underwood has been picked by PETA as #1 Vegetarian and Jo Dee Messina is engaged to be married this Fall. Katie sits with Toby Keith to discusss his new album and the luxury of having your own record label. The list is revealed of the most anticipated albums this year: Rascal Flatts - Still Untitled (Sep 25th), Faith Hill - The Hits (Sep 11th), Kenny Chesney - Just Who I Am (Sep 11th), Carrie Underwood - Still Untitled (This Fall), Reba McEntire - Reba: Duets (Sep 18th) and Brooks & Dunn - Still Untitled (This Fall). CMT Insider poll shows that 49% of fans are most anticipating Carrie Underwood's sophmore album. Adam Black is with Halfway to Hazzard to discuss being picked up by Tim McGraw's label and to be opening for this year's Soul 2 Soul Tour. The Hit List this week includes 5th Gear - Brad Paisley (#1 Album), Lucky Man - Montgomery Gentry (#1 Single) and Johnny Cash - Jason Aldean (#1 Video). Insider brings us behind the scenes of Sara Evan's Greatest Hits photo shoot and Jack Ingram's newest video. Lauren Rainey is with Billy Currington to discuss his platinum success.moreless
  • June 23, 2007
    June 23, 2007
    Episode 24
    Katie Cook sits with Keith Urban on the first night of his US Tour to discuss life with Nichole and what's in store for this summer's tour. Noisemakes shares that Phillip Sweet from Little Big Town is expecting his first child, John Carter Cash writes his first book about the life of his mother and Kellie Pickler sings the National Amthem at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Dierks Bentley becomes the first maintream country artist to play the Bonnaroo festival. Katie sits with Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson to discuss how it was to sing each other's songs on the upcoming CMT Crossroads. The latest Insider poll shares that 33% of fans would like to see Carrie Underwood and Christina Aguilera on an upcoming episode of CMT Crossroads. Allison DeMarcus sits with Brad Paisley to discuss his upcoming album and the hit single- "Ticks." The Hit List this week includes Big Dog Daddy - Toby Keith (#1 Album) and Ticks - Brad Paisley (#1 Single). Dolly Parton is honored with a ACM Pioneer Award and a Johnny Merser Award from the Song Writer's Hall of Fame. Lastly, Adam Black gives the fans a sneak peek of the documentary - "Dale."moreless
  • June 16, 2007
    June 16, 2007
    Episode 23
    CMT Insider is all over the 2007 CMA Music Festival this year.

    Lucky Country Music fan - Deb Stoltzfus got the chance to be the CMT Insider's fan reporter and interview superstars like Vince Gill, Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood and Clint Black.

    Reba McEntire made her triumph return to the CMA Festival for the first time since 1996 and brought very special guest - Kelly Clarkson.

    Allison DeMarcus is all over town at the Fan Club Parties including Little Big Town, Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Sara Evans, Dierks Bentley, Josh Turner, Rodney Atkins, Leann Rimes and Trace Atkins.

    Taylot Swift takes us behing the scenes of this years Reading, Writing and Rythem Concert and Tracy Lawrence celebrates his latest #1 - "Find Out Who Your Friends Are."moreless
  • June 9, 2007
    June 9, 2007
    Episode 22
    Katie Cook is with Alan Jackson and Brooks & Dunn to get all the inside scoop of their new co-headlining tour.

    Noisemakers brings Tim McGraw and Faith Hill as they kick off their Soul 2 Soul Tour 2007, Sugarland is celebrating another #1 with Settlin', Emerson Drive is surprised with their first #1 - Moments and Reba McEntire & Kelly Clarkson preview their upcoming CMT Crossroads special.

    Katie continues her interview with Toby Keith about his upcoming album while Lance Smith is at the 2nd Annual Dukes Fest. Jason Aldean continues his media blitz tour in Chicago to promote his sophmore album.

    The Hit List this week includes Pirates 3 (#1 Movie), Relentless - Jason Aldean (#1 Album) and Moments - Emerson Drive (#1 Single).

    Craig Morgan lets Insider in on his latest video shoot for "Tough."moreless
  • June 2, 2007
    June 2, 2007
    Episode 21
    Katie Cook is with Toby Keith as he previews his new album- "Big Dog Daddy" and gives a hint about possibly staring in an upcoming blockbuster movie.

    Noisemakers shares that Tim McGraw has gone in to record the song "If Your Reading This" in which he debut on the ACM Awards. Keith Urban is bringing his tour to the states and the ACM Awards hit a record low in viewers with only 9.3 million.

    Billy Currington went back to his hometown to do a photoshoot for his upcoming album and Eric Church lets Insider in on the filming of his latest video. Leann Rimes and husband Dean are at the Best Cellar's Dinner learning about some wine and Lance Smith is with Big & Rich as they talk about their upcoming album.

    The Hit List this week includes Pirates 3 (#1 Movie), Some Hearts - Carrie Underwood (#1 Album) and Good Directions - Billy Currington (#1 Single).

    Darryl Worley promotes his new album by posing nude in the July issue of Playgirl and Insider is at the photoshoot and Charla is with Emerison Drive as they experience Indy Speed Racing.moreless
  • May 26, 2007
    May 26, 2007
    Episode 20
    Host Katie Cook is in New York with Shania as she debuts her new perfume - Shania Starlight. Insider also reveals that 53% of the fans hope that Shania's next album has her same familiar sound.

    Noisemakers shares that Kellie Pickler has been linked to Tennessee Hockey player - Jordan Toutou. Also, Sugarland's new single Everyday America is Good Morning America's themesong and Mary Chapin Carpenter has cancelled her summer tour due to health issue..

    Gary Allan has ended his four year silence on Oprah talking about how his wife unexpectically ended her life. Allison Demarcus is with Rodney Atkins as his hit songs bring more fans to his shows. Katie is with Toby Keith via satellite from Iraq where he challenges all stars to get off thier butts and go entertain the troops. John Schneider talks about the hoax ebay bid for his General Lee and talks about how it's been relisted.

    The Hit List this week includes Shrek The Third (#1 Movie), One of the Boys - Gretchen Wilson (#1 Album) and Good Directions - Billy Currington (#1 Single).

    Adam Black is with Marty Stuart as he puts his years of Country Music souveniers on display for the fans.moreless
  • May 19, 2007
    May 19, 2007
    Episode 19
    Host Katie Cook is in Vegas to recap this years ACM Awards with big winners- Kenny Chesney, George Strait and Carrie Underwood. Insider also reviews that 47% of the fans have choosen Tim McGraw's performance for the familes of fallen soldiers their most favorite moment of this year's awards.

    Noisemakers brings us to the #1 party for Trace Adkins and his hit "Ladies Love Country Boys". Also, celebrities including Katie Cook and Lance Smith have designed tickets for the upcoming Daytona 500.

    Katie finishes up her interview with Martina McBride and Adam Black brings us in the studio with Billy Currington and Keith Anderson.

    The Hit List this week includes Spider Man (#1 Movie), Some Hearts - Carrie Underwood (#1 Album) and Good Directions - Billy Currington (#1 Single).

    Insider previews America's Top Cowboy and Nickel Creek's farewell tour as they each decide to move onto other projects.moreless
  • May 12, 2007
    May 12, 2007
    Episode 18
    Katie Cook goes on the road with Martina McBride, interviews the country superstar and follows her around with a video camera.

    George Strait was honored by the Country Music Hall of Fame when he received the Hall of Fame Medallion in a special ceremony. CMT Insider was there as Strait's hero, George Jones, presented the award, Lee Ann Womack sang and Vince Gill spoke. See all the excitement from this invitation-only event.

    The stars were out in California for the first-ever Stagecoach Festival. With a lineup that included Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Jason Aldean, Sara Evans, George Strait and more, the huge concert event was a crowd-pleaser. Take in all the sun and fun when we take you to California for the inaugural festival.

    Lauren Rainy previews the ACM Awards and takes a look at the young women vying for the honor of Top New Female Vocalist -- Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert and Kellie Pickler.

    The host for this year's ACMs will be Reba McEntire, who is currently working on a duets album featuring a range of different artists. One of those artists is pop star Justin Timberlake, who not only wrote the song he recorded with McEntire, but is looking at a future in country music. CMT Insider sat down with the former NSYNC member to find out all about the duet, his ties to Tennessee and his promise to his grandfather concerning county music.moreless
  • May 5, 2007
    May 5, 2007
    Episode 17
    Insider is at the opening of Dollywood's new roller coaster, the Mystery Mine. Katie Cook spends time with Dolly Parton herself to see all the fun at the poplar theme park and find out why the superstar can't ride her own coaster. Cook also gets Parton to 'fess up to recent rumors about her fantasies.

    Josh Turner's latest album went double platinum and CMT Insider is there to cautch all the excitement at his recent party in Nashville.

    Tim McGraw is celebrating another No. 1 hit with his latest single, "Last Dollar (Fly Away)." The record included a special appearance by one of McGraw's favorite backup artists, his daughter Maggie. Correspondent Allison DeMarcus talked to the younger McGraw about getting to record with her famous dad.

    Insider finishes it's coverage of Kellie Pickler and her exciting day at the CMT Awards.moreless
  • April 21, 2007 - CMT Award Wrap Up Report
    Katie Cook has complete coverage of the 2007 CMT Music Awards including on the red carpet, in the pressroom and backstage for exclusive footage and fun.

    Katie has the complete list of winners, highlights from the performances and interviews with the stars. Katie will follow rising star Kellie Pickler through the day -- from makeup, to rehearsal, to the limo ride over to the show -- for a star's perspective on the big event. Television personality Allison DeMarcus will give a wrap-up of the fashions from the red carpet. Insider also reveals who you think is the best dressed star when we reveal the results of our online poll.moreless
  • April 14, 2007 - CMT Awards Nominee Report
    Katie Cook and CMT Insider gives you a full overview of the 2007 CMT Music Awards hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy.

    Get the inside scoop as Cook recaps the video of the year nominees, including chart-toppers Toby Keith, Carrie Underwood, Dixie Chicks, Keith Urban, George Strait, Sugarland and Kenny Chesney. Rascal Flatts will talk about their three nominations and the fan-voted opening performance number.

    The big night wouldn't be complete without legendary singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson, who will be honored when he accepts the Johnny Cash Visionary Award. Best known for popular songs, "Me and Bobby McGee," "Sunday Morning Coming Down," "For the Good Times" and many others, Kristofferson's songs have been covered by approximately 500 artists from all genres. Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash, daughter of Johnny, will present the award.moreless
  • April 7, 2007
    April 7, 2007
    Episode 14
    Kenny Chesney is putting on his flip-flops and hitting the road and host Katie Cook is right there to see what is in store.

    Insider is with Toby Keith and his latest video, "High Maintenance Woman" and why director Michael Solomon is his No. 1 one choice to visually represent his songs.

    The W.O. Smith School of Music in Nashville began with the vision that lower-income children should have the opportunity to take music lessons. Now, this local institution is relocating and expanding its services. Cook catches up with Keith Urban who attended the groundbreaking to find out how this new facility will be able to serve twice the number of children and why he's a supporter.

    Little Big Town is celebrating 1 million sales of their CD, The Road to Here and Insider is at the quartet's party.

    Insider's Lisa Lee is continuing the coverage as Billy Ray Cyrus danced his way to a second round on Dancing With the Stars.

    And lastly, join Katie with more news including Trace Adkins' USO award, the winner of this year's Nashville Star, Angela Hacker.moreless
  • March 31, 2007
    March 31, 2007
    Episode 13
    Katie Cook continues the coverage and goes behind the scenes of Billy Ray Cyrus dancing his way into fan's hearts on Dancing With the Stars.

    Sure to be a hit CD is Alan Jackson, George Strait and Jimmy Buffett teaming up for a special concert at Texas Stadium and recording it all for a live CD. The trio performed songs including "Margaritaville" and "Hey, Good Lookin.'"

    Three more famous singers teamed up for another special musical collaboration. Last of the Breed, featuring Hall of Famers Willie Nelson, Ray Price and Merle Haggard, was just released this month.

    And lastly, songbird Alison Krauss is another artist with a new record out this spring. Her latest project includes songs from movie soundtracks, duets she's recorded and other fan favorites.moreless
  • March 24, 2007
    March 24, 2007
    Episode 12
    Alison DeMarcus is the special guest host this week and she previews an upcoming special on the one half of Country Music's power couple - Tim McGraw.

    Los Angeles correspondent Lisa Lee is with Billy Ray Cyrus who is staring on this season's Dancing With the Stars.

    Country legend and rebel Willie Nelson is starting his own record label - Pedernales Records.

    Fellow Texan Jack Ingram is releasing his new CD at the end of March. Get a sample of "This Is It" when Insider previews cuts from the project. And Terri Clark's new single "Dirty Girl" is a crowd pleaser at her shows. Find out how she helped rework the song to fit her style and why people are responding to it.moreless
  • March 17, 2007
    March 17, 2007
    Episode 11
    Leann Rimes is the special guest host this week and she finds out all about Dierks Bentley's recent performance at the Fillmore.

    It's been 15 years since Billy Ray Cyrus started a craze when he danced the "Achy Breaky" in his debut video back in 1992. So, how will he do on this year's Dancing With the Stars? Rimes gives you the inside scoop on the upcoming season and how Cyrus plans on cutting a rug as a contestant on the popular show.

    Insider is with Kellie Pickler since getting the nominations for awards by the Academy of Country Music and for the 2007 CMT Music Awards.

    Los Angeles correspondent Lisa Lee takes you to the movie theater for a look at the new comedy Blades of Glory starring Will Ferrell and Jon Heder.

    Porter Wagoner and Marty Stuart are teaming up for a new record project. Having been a fan of Wagoner and in honor of his 50- year tenure at the Grand Ole Opry, Stuart decided to produce a new record by the Hall of Famer.moreless
  • March 10, 2007
    March 10, 2007
    Episode 10
    Katie Cook has all the details as the top selling country tour of all time is back: Soul II Soul tour starring Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.

    The ACM Awards nominations are announced and George Strait is ahead of the pack.

    Country stars' share their versions of popular radio IDs from the recent Country Radio Seminar in Nashville.

    Lastly, with her own crazy childhood behing her, Tanya Tucker shares her thoughts on Spears' wacky behavior.moreless
  • March 3, 2007
    March 3, 2007
    Episode 9
    Katie Cook gives a preview and shares whos nominated for the upcoming 2007 CMT Music Awards which will air April 16.

    Kelly Clarkson teams up with superstar Reba McEntire for a special CMT Crossroads and Insider is backstage at the taping to get all the scoop.

    Los Angeles correspondent Lisa Lee is on hand for the Dukes of Hazard movie, Dukes 2, as well as the new Dale Earnhardt movie. Dale, a documentary about the racing legend, features rare photos and candid interviews with family members and friends.moreless
  • February 24, 2007
    February 24, 2007
    Episode 8
    Katie Cook is with the CMA Association as they honor Rascal Flatts for their accomplishments.

    Terry Clark files for divorce from her husband of 17 months, Greg Kacsor, and Hank Williams Jr. files for divorce from his fourth wife, Mary Jane Williams.

    Taylor Swift goes gold with her debut CD, Taylor Swift which features the breakthrough song, "Tim McGraw." Naomi Judd talks about her latest book on being the "best for the rest of your life." And go behind the scenes at a photo shoot for former American Idol contestant Bucky Covington as well as to a tour rehearsal for Idol alum Taylor Hicks.moreless
  • February 17, 2007
    February 17, 2007
    Episode 7
    Katie Cook is with Toby Keith as he debuts his latest single High Maintenance Woman.

    Lisa Lee is backstage at the recent Grammy Awards and also attends the star-studded The Soul of Country event where she talked to Charley Pride and Terrance Howard, who will play Pride in an upcoming film of his life.

    Keith Urban will perform on the long-standing television show Saturday Night Live. She'll also give the scoop on the new Alison Krauss duet with pop singer John Waite as well as why Rodney Atkins is on cloud nine at No. 1.

    Reba McEntire fans unite as Insider shares a special retrospective of her television show, Reba, and find out more about the final episode of this popular series.

    Insider is with the top drivers and country stars about why the Daytona 500 remains such a favorite race among fans.

    Also some face time with the Wreckers' Michelle Branch and Jessica Harp.moreless
  • February 10, 2007
    February 10, 2007
    Episode 6
    It's Valentine's Day and Katie Cook previews the new CD from Clint Black, The Love Songs. Black is joined by his valentine, wife Lisa Hartman Black, when he talks about his own real-life love story.

    Carrie Underwood and Gretchen Wilson share their feelings about Cupid and how they're planning to celebrate love's special day.

    Lisa Lee previews the upcoming Grammys and find out how Little Big Town reacted to the news and why, for artists like Keith Urban, Martina McBride, the Dixie Chicks, it's an honor just to be nominated.

    Comedian Melissa Peterman, host of the new series CMT Comedy Stage, gives a personal tour of her home in California including favorite Reba memorabilia.

    Nashville Star winner Chris Young gives Cook a personal dance lesson.

    Insider is also on the set of the Wheel of Fortune to see Montgomery Gentry show what they got.moreless
  • February 3, 2007
    February 3, 2007
    Episode 5
    It's Superbowl time and Katie Cook previews the big game with friends Kenny Chesney and NFL quarterback Peyton Manning.

    Insider recaps the splendor that is the 2007 Miss America Pageant.

    Go behind the scenes of the photo shoot for Joe Don Rooney's wedding to Tiffany Fallon who will be featured on an edition of ABC's IN STYLE Celebrity Weddings next week. Songstress Sara Evans lets Insider on the set of her recent photo shoot for the Red Cross.

    L.A. correspondent Lisa Lee previews two new movies -- Dale, the documentary on racing legend Dale Earnhardt and Flicka, starring country superstar Tim McGraw.

    Lee talks to singer-songwriter and rock legend John Mellencamp about his new record that features country's hottest new group- Little Big Town.moreless
  • January 27, 2007
    January 27, 2007
    Episode 4
    Katie Cook talks more about Keith Urban's decision to stay for three months and the support from family, friends and fans that helped bring him through this difficult time after his statement was released.

    Mario Lopez, host of the upcoming 2007 Miss America Pageant, gets quized by Katie on his pageant knowledge as discusses his upcoming role on Nip/Tuck.

    Lisa Lee spends time with the reigning Miss America, Jennifer Berry, about her past year as Miss America.

    CMT Insider is with Sara Evans as she joins the Nashville edition of Dancing With the Stars live tour and details the new program, CMT Comedy Stage hosted by 'Reba's Melissa Peterman.moreless
  • January 20, 2007
    January 20, 2007
    Episode 3
    CMT Insider is in with Carrie Underwood while she celebrates her recent chart success with a double No. 1 party.

    Insider also continues it's interview with Jason Michael Carroll about his burst onto the country scene with his smash hit,Alyssa Lies.

    Lisa Lee catches up with a huge country music fan, former Alias star- actress Jennifer Garner and Miranda Lambert debuts her new tour bus to her fans.moreless
  • January 13, 2007
    January 13, 2007
    Episode 2
    CMT Insider is in with country's newest sensation Jason Aldean while he is working on the follow-up to his debut CD.

    Lisa Lee is with the top winners of the People's Choice Awards- Kenny Chesney and Rascal Flatts

    Country trio Carolina Rain tries a little tae kwon do to show their fans how to keep in shape.

    Trick Pony picks their new lead singer and Insider meets Jason Michael Caroll, the artist behind the smash hit, "Alyssa Lies."moreless
  • January 6, 2007
    January 6, 2007
    Episode 1
    2007 is here and Katie Cook looks back at the biggest country sensation of 2006 - Rascal Flatts and what they have in store for the new year.

    We preview some new music of 07 with Kenny Chesney, Brooks & Dunn, Tim McGraw and Dierks Bentley.

    Katie Cook talks with Ty Herndon about his new CD and his struggles with drug addiction.

    L.A. correspondent Lisa Lee talks with Eddie Murphy and Jamie Foxx about their new critically acclaimed hit musical Dreamgirls.

    Lisa Lee also gives the viewers a special sneak peek at the CMT documentary, Dale.moreless
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