Get ready for the new CMT Hot 20 Countdown, its coming your way in January. CMT announced that they will launch the new program on Saturday, January 5. The show will be an interactive and music entertainment program and replaces CMT Top 20 Countdown. The weekly, two-and-a-half hour show will feature a countdown of the top 20 music videos, news, and in-studio live performances and interviews with country artists. “CMT Hot 20 Countdown will be our signature weekly show for all things country music,” says SVP/Music Events and Talent John Hamlin. “This is appointment television for country music fans.” The new series will encourage fan participation via social media, and be filmed in front of a live, interactive audience in the Music City Tower just outside Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.