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Show: CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown
Date: Saturday, Jan. 9 and Sunday, Jan. 10 (Re-Air)
Time: 9:00/8:00am CT

Details: Triple-threat singer, songwriter and guitar player Chris Carmack sits down with CMT to chat about his just-released, critically-touted debut EP, PIECES OF YOU, which hit #1 on iTunes' Singer/Songwriter Albums chart. Entertainment Weekly pronounced PIECES OF YOU as “stunning,” Renowned for Sound claimed it was “one to add to the ‘awesome’ pile” and Rolling Stone Country recognized the guitar efforts as “shot through with bursts of fiery fretwork.” Sounds Like Nashville went on to characterize Carmack as “pure talent – one who isn’t afraid to paint outside the lines, and sound just as pure and as authentic in any one style as the other.” The ABC “Nashville” star will also discuss his role as the now-openly gay character, “Will Lexington,” on the hit series. 
About Chris Carmack
The Washington D.C. native, who grew up playing saxophone at a young age, turned his attention towards jazz band and theatre in high school. Upon graduating, he studied at NYU’s esteemed Tisch Adler Conservatory before heading out to Los Angeles where he helped launch the theatrical production of “The Day I Stood Still.” Carmack would spend his off-time practicing guitar, which would later come in handy for his role on "Nashville." His performance in “The Day I Stood Still” attracted the attention of the producers from the hit drama “The O.C.,” who cast him as “Luke Ward” in the series in 2003. After completing his work on the show, Carmack returned to the stage in New York at the Roundabout Theatre Company, where he took on the role of “Sloane” in “Entertaining Mr. Sloane,” alongside Alec Baldwin and Jan Maxwell. He also performed in London, playing John Buchanan in Tennessee Williams’ “Summer and Smoke.”


 Photo Credit: Courtesy of Chris Carmack

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