Could CMT Crossroads be the beginning of a long and thriving musical relationship for Dierks Bentley and OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder?
Cody landed an exclusive interview with the superstars before their big CMT Crossroads airs this Friday, and as it turns out, Dierks has been trying to get Ryan’s digits for quite some time.
“That’s what’s so weird about this whole thing is because I was really trying to get his number just to talk about music and to write and just as a fan, you know. Because I love what he does. And then this comes up. It’s just bizarre,” Dierks tells Cody on his tour bus.
The OneRepublic front man adds he would love to get together with Dierks to write in the future.
“In the next 24 hours, I don’t think they’re giving us 24 minutes,” he says. “But yeah, I think it’d be cool if we did something beyond just this.”
Cody's full tour bus interview airs tonight on CMT Radio Live and CMT After MidNite.
Watch CMT Crossroads: Dierks Bentley and OneRepublic Friday, March 21 at 10/9c on CMT.
Cody Alan is the host and executive producer of CMT After MidNite, CMT Radio Live and CMT All Access. A respected veteran personality, producer and programmer in the broadcast industry, Cody's shows originate from Nashville and are broadcast on stations across America. Cody's shows feature the biggest names in country music and entertainment, and his wit, energy and charm shine with big star guests and live interaction with listeners. He brings fans unprecedented access to all things current in country music and entertainment in an environment that's genuine, unpredictable and fun. Dierks Bentley says, "Cody's show always feels fresh and current. Cody cares about country music's past and future, and has always worked to make his shows exciting, interesting and personal."
Named the Academy of Country Music's "National On-Air Personality" in 2013 and 2010, Cody also hosts CMT's weekly Hot 20 Countdown and #1 Music and a Movie, in addition to co-hosting CMT's annual red carpet special live from the CMT Music Awards.
After gigs in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, Cody made it to the major leagues at age 23 when he landed in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. He's been honored at the Grand Ole Opry, featured in USA Today, GQ Magazine, People Country and Country Weekly; and has been seen on E! News, as well as HLN. Cody has been named Radio and Records Music Director of the Year five times, while Billboard magazine and the Radio Music Awards honored him with the annual title as well.
When not on radio or TV, Cody loves working out, running, watching reality shows, superhero movies, listening to all kinds of music, relaxing in the mountains, eating Mexican food and spending time with family and friends.