Cody Alan Celebrates 2,000th Episode as Host of CMT After MidNite with Surprise Guests Garth Brooks, Keith Urban and Thomas Rhett

LOS ANGELES, June 28, 2019 – Last night, award-winning CMT host and radio personality Cody Alan celebrated his 2000th episode as host of CMT After MidNite.  Alan, who commemorated his fifth anniversary as host of the program in January 2019, was surprised with in-studio appearances by Garth Brooks and Keith Urban, as well as a phone call from Thomas Rhett.

In addition to this major milestone for CMT After MidNite, Alan is also celebrating the 100th episode of his Cody Cast podcast and the 10th anniversary of the Premiere Networks-syndicated program CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan.

During the special broadcast last night, Garth Brooks, who was Alan’s first guest as host of CMT After MidNite in 2014, said: “It’s an honor.  I love it!  Do me a favor – can you pencil me in for 4,000?”  Brooks also discussed his massive stadium tour and the secrets behind his new duet with Blake Shelton, “Dive Bar.”

Later during the show, Keith Urban asked Alan what his most “train wreck memory” has been in 2,000 shows.  Alan answered, “When I asked George Strait if he was on Twitter - that probably was not a good place to go.”  In that interview, King George famously replied, “I don’t Tweet, I twang!”

Thomas Rhett, who called into the program, said, “I just wanted to say thanks for the years of support from you and your friendship,  and for always being there and being a champion for me and my music and my videos.”

Fans can listen to highlights from last night’s CMT After MidNite show on the Cody Cast channel on iHeartRadio or visit

As host of CMT After MidNite, Alan continues to feature the biggest hits in Country music, as well as exclusive interviews and performances, event coverage and fan interaction.  With more than 25 years’ experience on the air, along with TV hosting duties as co-host of CMT’s signature music show, Hot 20 Countdown, Alan provides fans with 360-degree coverage of the music they love, everywhere they find it. Over the past five years, the two-time ACM Award winner for “National Personality of the Year” has taken After MidNite on the road to visit Bahrain, Australia, Jamaica, Alaska, Mexico and the Bahamas.  

Originally launched in 1993, After MidNite was rebranded as CMT After MidNite following a long-term partnership between Premiere Networks’ parent company iHeartMedia and CMT to create the largest Country music platforms in radio and television.  As part of the agreement, Premiere also began syndicating CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan
Pictured left to right: CMT/Premiere Networks Host Cody Alan, Premiere Networks President Julie Talbott, and Keith Urban during a recent visit to CMT headquarters in Nashville, Tenn.

About Cody Alan
As the host and executive producer of CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan and CMT After MidNite with Cody Alan, Alan is undoubtedly one of the most recognized names in radio.  Broadcast on radio stations across America and originating from the CMT studio in Nashville, his shows feature the biggest names in Country music and entertainment.  With live interaction, Alan connects fans with their favorite stars, from the red carpet to backstage.  Combining his passion for entertainment with television, he also serves as host of CMT’s signature music show, Hot 20 Countdown, seen Saturday and Sunday mornings at 9/8c.  Follow Cody on Twitter @CMTCody or visit or 
About Premiere Networks
Premiere Networks, a subsidiary of iHeartMedia, syndicates more than 100 radio programs and services to more than 7,100 radio affiliations and reaches a quarter billion listeners monthly. Premiere offers the best in talk, entertainment and sports programming featuring the following personalities: Rush Limbaugh, Ryan Seacrest, Glenn Beck, Delilah, Steve Harvey, George Noory, John Boy and Billy, Sean Hannity, Elvis Duran, Dan Patrick, Kane, Mario Lopez, Bobby Bones, Cody Alan, Colin Cowherd, Johnjay and Rich, Rich Eisen, Big Boy, Brooke & Jubal, Buck Sexton, Doug Gottlieb, Enrique Santos, Nancy Grace and others.  For more information, please visit