16 December 2016
CMT Hot 20 Countdown and Big & Rich Visit Naval Support Activity Bahrain

Every day around the world, thousands of U.S. military members perform the noblest thing you can possibly do with your life — protect our nation and make the world a safer place for our children and our children’s children.
These brave men and women can’t be thanked enough.
For the first-time ever, CMT Hot 20 Countdown and Big & Rich partnered with Armed Forces Entertainment for Hot 20’s inaugural military entertainment trip overseas to Naval Support Activity Bahrain to honor those who serve this holiday season. NSA Bahrain is home to the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) and U.S. 5th Fleet.

While there, CMT taped two specials — the Hot 20 Video of the Year Countdown, airing Saturday (Dec. 17) at 9 a.m. ET/PT, and Hot 20 Holiday Salute, airing Dec. 24 at 9 a.m. ET/PT. This weekend’s special will feature the performance premiere of Big & Rich’s new song “For the Party” in front of a small group of sailors at guard mount, where they prepare for a 12-hour shift protecting the base.
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