CMT announces back to back weekend Carrie Underwood celebrations

CMT has announced back-to-back weekend celebrations of all things Carrie Underwood with the premiere of CMT Instant Jam: Carrie Underwood on Saturday, October 17th at 10 p.m., ET/PT, followed by a special takeover weekend October 24-25 timed to the release of her highly-anticipated fifth album, Storyteller, out October 23rd.

To kick things off, CMT premieres Instant Jam: Carrie Underwood on Saturday, October 17th at 10 p.m., ET/PT. The one-hour show captures all the excitement surrounding Underwood’s surprise concert in Atlanta last month at local music venue Variety Playhouse. Performing in front of only a few hundred fans, Underwood rocks out to some of her biggest hits including “Blown Away,” “Undo It,” “Before He Cheats,” current single “Smoke Break” and more. Encore presentations of CMT Instant Jam air Sunday, October 18th at noon, ET/PT and Sunday, October 25that 8 a.m., ET/PT.

The following weekend, Carrie’s takeover on CMT includes an encore of her hit CMT Crossroads with Steven Tyler, a special Carrie co-hosted edition of CMT Hot 20 Countdown, video blocks with custom intros from the superstar, features on CMT Radio and more.

Highlights include:

CMT Hot 20 Countdown

Saturday, October 24 at 9 a.m., ET/PT

Carrie utilizes her veteran hosting skills when she joins Cody Alan as co-host for a special episode of “CMT Hot 20 Countdown” on Saturday, October 24 at 9 a.m., ET/PT. The duo counts down the hottest videos in country music for the week, while taking a look at CMT’s favorite Carrie videos and finding out what she has planned for her first Halloween with son, Isaiah. An encore episode of “CMT Hot 20 Countdown” airs Sunday, October 25 at 9 a.m., ET/PT.

CMT Crossroads: Steven Tyler & Carrie Underwood

Saturday, October 24 at noon, ET/PT

As part of the weekend takeover, CMT encores its highest-rated “CMT Crossroads” in ten years – “CMT Crossroads: Steven Tyler & Carrie Underwood” – on Saturday, October 24 at noon, ET/PT. The unforgettable collaboration between Tyler and Underwood from Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis features an incredible mash-up of Underwood’s “Just A Dream” alongside Aerosmith’s “Dream On,” special performances of “Walk This Way,” “Undo It,” Steppenwolf’s classic “Born To Be Wild” and many more.

Carrie Featured on CMT Radio and During CMT/CMT Pure Music Hours

Beginning October 19th and leading into her weekend takeover, Carrie conquers CMT and CMT Pure music hours with double-shot videos of all of her hits to date, featuring custom introductions by Carrie herself. In addition, CMT Radio highlights the superstar across all of its platforms including “CMT After MidNite with Cody Alan,” “CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan” and “CMT All Access,” with exclusive videos posting daily at

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