CMT & Bandsintown Team to Encourage New Music Discovery in Nashville Ahead of CMT Awards

David McClister
Walker Hayes

The app will highlight free music events throughout Music City, including including performances by Walker Hayes, The Sisterhood and Bailey Bryan.

On Monday (June 4), Bandsintown announced a partnership with CMT aimed at driving music discovery in Nashville leading up to the Wednesday's CMT Music Awards. 

This week CMT will host free music events throughout Nashville featuring emerging artists on the rise, including performances by Walker Hayes, The Sisterhood and Bandsintown Big Break artist Bailey Bryan. Fans will be able to keep track of all of these shows through the in-app guide provided by Bandsintown -- created in a similar fashion to their popular Coachella and South by Southwest guides from earlier this year.

"We're thrilled to team up with CMT in promoting artist discovery in Nashville," said Bandsintown managing partner Fabrice Sergent in a statement. "The Music Awards week is a great opportunity for fans to discovery their next favorite country artist and we're always eager to help make those connections. We're also delighted that CMT Music Awards Weeks will feature Bailey Bryan, who has been part of our emerging artists program Big Break, since January."

Added Adam Steingart, SVP of partnerships, CMT, TV Land and Paramount Network: "Music is the core of everything we do at CMT, and we're excited to grow our biggest event of the year into a multi-day festival with CMT Music Awards week. We share Bandsintown's commitment to helping fans discover emerging artists and are thrilled to have Bailey Bryan -- a Bandsintown Big Break artist -- be part of the CMT experience this week."

The festivities will culminate with Wednesday night's CMT Music Awards hosted by Little Big Town live from Nashville, featuring performances by country stars Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Kelsea Ballerini and more.