Release: Country Now To Debut Front And Center CMA Songwriters Series Episodes “From Behind The Lens” Featuring Little Big Town, Hunter Hayes, Sara Evans, Martina McBride, Brandy Clark And Bob DiPiero

Release: Country Now To Debut Front And Center CMA Songwriters Series Episodes “From Behind The Lens” Featuring Little Big Town, Hunter Hayes, Sara Evans, Martina McBride, Brandy Clark And Bob DiPiero

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April 30, 2015

Country Now, the most viewed, highest rated country music-dedicated YouTube channel is set to debut four episodes of ‘from behind the lens’, an exclusive look at the filming of public television’s Front and Center/CMA Songwriters Series episodes. Interviews and exclusive footage from the Marathon Music Works (Nashville) tapings feature Hunter Hayes, Sara Evans and Martina McBride, Little Big Town and Bob DiPiero with Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally and Charlie Worsham. The Hunter Hayes and Sara Evans with Martina McBride segments will begin airing today at for Hunter and at for Evans and McBride. Little Big Town and Bob DiPiero with Brandy Clark will be featured on Thursday, May 7th. (For additional links and song clips please contact us). Excerpts from the concerts can also be seen at and all shows are currently airing on public television (check local listings).

The Front and Center episodes include appearances and performances from some of Nashville’s best-known songwriters including Barry Dean, Natalie Hemby, Hillary Lindsey, Aimee Mayo, Shane McAnally, Lori McKenna, Gretchen Peters, Liz Rose, Gordie Sampson, The Warren Brothers and songwriting artist Charlie Worsham.

“Front and Center does something that few other television shows do,” said Dominic Sandifer, President Country Now/Greenlight Media & Marketing. “They use their concert stage to highlight the songs that have helped define a genre. We are proud to not only be a part of this series, but are thrilled that we can bring this unique behind-the-scenes footage to fans of Country music, Front and Center and especially to the legions of followers of Little Big Town, Hunter Hayes, Bob DiPiero, Brandy Clark, Martina McBride and Sara Evans’ music.”

“The behind the scenes videos of the CMA Songwriters Series episodes will give fans a unique perspective on the shows themselves,” said Don Maggi, Executive Producer of Front and Center. “We’re excited to continue our partnership with the Country Music Association and thrilled to have Country Now help deliver these shorts to all the country music and Front and Center fans.”

The new season of Front and Center begins airing this month with the debut of the CMA Songwriters Series shows. It precedes episodes including Train, Zakk Wylde, The Rides, Trey Anastasio, 2015 Grammy Award winners for KING & COUNTRY and Warren Haynes. For a look at the new season of Front and Center check it out here.

About Country Now:
Country Now, a YouTube/Greenlight Media & Marketing partnership, is the first original country music -dedicated YouTube channel. Its programming features artist news, music videos, live performance and lifestyle programming showcasing fashion, comedy and culture. Country Now is the home of the highly acclaimed series Live From Blackbird Studio.

About ‘Front and Center’:
Front and Center is the critically-acclaimed concert series that was launched in the spring of 2012. The original one hour, commercial-free, all-music program airs nationwide on public television. The concert series, now in its fifth season, has presented an eclectic mix of Grammy, Country Music Association, American Music and Academy of Country Music Award winners, rock icons and multi-platinum sellers including Keith Urban, The Fray, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Dierks Bentley, Jack Johnson, Counting Crows, The Avett Brothers and more.

CMA Songwriters Series:
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Front and Center is a production of Front and Center Entertainment, LLC in association with WLIW21 for WNET, and distributed by American Public Television.

For more information on the Front and Center music series please visit and check out the YouTube page at

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