Vince Gill (Photo by Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman Archives)
Carrie Underwood (Associated Press photo)
Rascal Flatts (AP photo)
Oklahoma country music stars Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill and Rascal Flatts (which includes Joe Don Rooney of Picher) will be featured on the television special “In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts: Bright Light. Big Stars. All Access Nashville.”
The special will air on ABC (KOCO-5 in Oklahoma City) on Nov. 10, the day before the 43rd Annual Country Music Association Awards air live on the network. It will be hosted by “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts.
Tim McGraw and Martina McBride also will be profiled on the one-hour special, according to CMT.com. The show will include interviews with Gill, Rosanne Cash and Loretta Lynn about their musical families.
Also, President Barack Obama, Taylor Swift and Rascal Flatts will take part in a segment about their favorite country songs. Viewers can go to www.abcnews.com to cast their votes for their favorite country track. The winning song will be revealed the following morning, the day of the big awards show, on “Good Morning America.”
ABC has started posting online a few snippets of Roberts’ interviews with the stars. Video clips up now include Underwood talking about the record deal she didn’t land when she 15 and the ways she copes with life as a celebrity. Also, bits featuring Underwood with her mom Carole and Gill with his daughter Jenny are available for viewing.
To see the clips and learn more about the special, go to http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/InTheSpotlight.