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CMT Pure Country

CMT Pure Country
Launched 1999 (as VH1 Country)
Owned by Viacom Media Networks
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Not yet available in HD.
Slogan All Music, All the Time.
Country  United States
Formerly called VH1 Country (1999-2006)
Sister channel(s) The Viacom Media Networks, their international channels, BET Networks, the Epix Networks and the Network Enterprises networks.
Website CMT Pure Country
C-Band AMC 18-Channel 235 (H2H 4DTV)
Available on some cable systems Check local listings
RCN Cable Channel 171
Verizon FiOS Channel 222
AT&T U-verse Channel 527

CMT Pure Country (also known as CMT Pure) is a digital cable television channel; it is the sister network to CMT that is owned by Viacom Music and Entertainment Group, a unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom. It showcases country music videos all day from the 1980s to the current day, using the same 8-hour programming wheel schedule repeated three times daily as sister networks MTV Hits and MTV Jams. Unlike CMT, CMT Pure Country focuses entirely on music videos, with no entertainment programming.

The network was called VH1 Country until Memorial Day Weekend 2006 (launching in 1999 and predating the merger of CBS Cable networks TNN and CMT into Viacom), complementing that network until Viacom shifted VH1 towards more pop culture programming while using the CMT brand for all of their country music programming.


  • Video Blocks (Programming) 1
    • Pure Vintage 1.1
    • The Edge 1.2
    • Studio 330 Sessions 1.3
    • Pure 12 Pack Countdown 1.4

Video Blocks (Programming)

Pure Vintage

"Pure Vintage" featured a mix of classic and vintage country music videos prior to the mid-1990s, including older performance video clips of songs. The block aired for 30 minutes, twice a day; as of 2015, it is no longer included on the schedule.

The Edge

Bluegrass, neo-traditionalist country, and Americana music videos are featured. The block, originally known as "Wide Open Country," airs for thirty minutes.

Studio 330 Sessions

No longer on the network, this featured music videos of live sessions recorded at CMT's studios in Nashville (330 refers to CMT's Nashville address, 330 Commerce Street). The block aired for thirty minutes. Segments from the sessions air in rotation on the channel's regular programming.

Pure 12 Pack Countdown

A fan voted countdown that shows

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