As an Alabama Crimson Tide fan, a post of this nature pains me and I likely will not recover until next year, but the show must go on…
For those who are not in mourning, this information is up your alley, because chances are you will be celebrating the big BCS Championship game (while others of us drown our tears in various alcoholic beverages of choice). Celebrating along with you are the fine folks at CMT, who will be throwing the first party of the championship weekend on Friday, January 9th.
CMT’s Ultimate Kickoff Party Live from the College Football Playoff National Championship will ring in the final game of collegiate football for the 2014 season. The big game will take place on Monday, January 12th, between the Number 2 Oregon Ducks and the Number 4 heartbreakers, THE Ohio State Buckeyes (I did the whole “THE” thing to make you Bucks feel better for my obvious sadness…you are welcome). Performers at the inaugural event will include Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Big & Rich, Brett Eldredge, Jake Owen, Thomas Rhett, and Maddie & Tae.
Actor and comedian Rob Riggle will be the host of the event, while Redneck Island’s and Country Music #CMchat’s recent guest, Jessie James Decker, will be handling the event’s social media needs. Additionally, Aloe Blacc from Avicii will join Lady Antebellum for a special collaboration.
Taking place at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, the 90-minute concert will air live on CMT, CMT.com and the CMT app at 9pmET. You can also hear the show live on 119 iHeartMedia country stations nationwide.
The first 6,000 fans to purchase tickets to Fan Central (by clicking here) will gain access to CMT’s Ultimate Kickoff Party. Further event updates, including exclusive rehearsal and behind-the-scenes footage, will air during this weekend’s CMT Hot 20 Countdown.
And for one last time this season, I pathetically and sadly say “Roll Tide Roll.”