Nashville, Tenn. (August 2, 2019) – Tune-in to this weekend’s edition of CMT Hot 20 Countdown for a special sit-down interview with country hitmakers Aaron TippinCollin Raye and Sammy Kershaw

CMT recently caught up with the trio at a concert stop at Wild Bill Days in DeadwoodSD, where the three discussed the early years of their careers, the resurgence of 90s country and performing together on their wildly-popular “Roots & Boots” tour. 

Catch Tippin, Raye and Kershaw on CMT Hot 20 Countdown this SaturdayAugust 3 at 9 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. CT. The show re-airs on SundayAugust 4 at 9 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. CT

About Aaron Tippin

Aaron Tippin’s traditional sound and focus on working-class themes made him one of the most popular acts of the 1990s. Tippin’s major career hits include “Kiss This,” “My Blue Angel,” “There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong with the Radio,” “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly,” “Working Man’s Ph.D.,” and “You’ve Got to Stand for Something.” In 2015, Tippin celebrated 25 years in the music business and released Aaron Tippin 25, a two-disc collection of 25 songs that includes 10 freshly recorded versions of his biggest career hits, as well as 15 brand new songs. The album is available for purchase at and iTunes.   

About Collin Raye

Contemporary country star Collin Raye burned up the sales charts in the 90’s, thanks to a blend of country-rock tunes and socially conscious material. Nothing if not passionate, Raye’s soulful delivery set the country standards with searing ballads as “Love, Me,” “In This Life,” “Not That Different” and “If I Were You,” while also blazing through the other side of the spectrum with vivid rockers like “My Kind of Girl,” “That’s My Story,” “I Can Still Feel You” and “I Want You Bad.” With 24 Top 10 records, 16 No. 1 hits, and a 10-time Male Vocalist of the Year nominee, Raye remains one of the great voices of our time. 

For more information about Collin Raye, visit

About Sammy Kershaw

Since his debut on the music scene in the early ’90s, Sammy Kershaw has remained one of the most consistent power hitters in country music with a chain of major hit records and sell out tours. His focus is reclaiming the roots of country music and recapturing the spirit that made it great. Often referred to as the heir apparent to the legendary George Jones, Kershaw’s albums have included such classics as “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful,” “I Can’t Reach Her Anymore,” “National Working Woman’s Holiday” and “Love of My Life.”  Kershaw is a GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum selling artist whose history includes six Gold and five Platinum albums that have sold millions of copies worldwide.     

For additional information on Sammy Kershaw, visit

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