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About Cody + The CMT Crew

Cody Alan – Host

When country stars talk, they talk to Cody Alan! 

Host, big smiler, father, trail blazer, comeback kid, super nice guy. Seen as host of Hot 20 Countdown, CMT's signature weekly music TV show, delivered to 90 million homes. Heard as host and executive producer of CMT After MidNite and CMT Radio Live on over 250 stations, with nearly 3 million weekly listeners. Alan is undoubtedly one of the most recognized names in broadcasting. Three-time On Air Personality of the Year and named one of "Nashville's Most Beautiful People,” Cody connects the country to country  music. Popular for his open, friendly, fun, always entertaining interviews with biggest names in music and entertainment, Cody's shows air from CMT world headquarters in Nashville. Taking fans where no one else goes, from backstage to the red carpet and beyond, across multiple platforms. 

When not on radio or TV, Cody loves staying fit, exploring new music, watching reality shows, caffeine, ironing, sunshine, cooking in a crockpot and spending time with family and friends.


Marley Sherwood- Co-Host/Correspondent

Marley is the newest addition to Cody's on air ensemble, bringing stories from pop culture and life, with a fresh perspective that's all Marls!

Originally from Chicago, Marley just marked 3 years in the wonderful city of Nashville. She is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago and added WUSN US99.5, WZSR STAR 105.5, ESPN Radio, ABC, IndyCar and Windy City Live to her resume from the Chicagoland area. Marley took her reporting talents abroad and spent time reporting for The Irish Times in Dublin, Ireland, before making her way to CMT in Nashville. Marley also works with CMT Hot 20 Countdown.

When she is not working, she can be found traveling all over the country and spends most of her time in “airplane mode.”

Marley loves her family, friends, queso, chocolate, sports, Air Jordan’s, country music and a great pinot noir. Marley considers herself a mix between a girly-girl and a tomboy and loves being on the road filming with her CMT crew. If Marley were not working in the entertainment industry, she would love to play golf every day.

“Good hair days make me feel like I can take over the world” – Shakespeare, probably


Hollywood Heather Lee – Entertainment Reporter

Catch Heather Lee on air reporting the latest Country and entertainment news. Her distinct voice and keen wit pop from the radio with a smile you can hear!

Heather caught the radio bug at the tender age of 17 and began her career playing heavy metal tunes at a college station in Concord, California. Heather went on to land radio gigs in Monterey, Fresno, Sacramento and San Francisco, California. In addition to spinning the hits, the entertainment diva has lit up the tube with stints on the Game Show Network and local affiliates for ABC, Fox and the CW in California’s Capital City.

When she’s not reporting the latest, Heather is an avid writer and huge fan of man's best friend and supports charity as a local board member for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. She's always willing to walk, talk and fund raise for organizations like the American Cancer Society and the Children's Miracle Network.

Heather enjoys sewing, baking, cooking, gardening, classic Martina McBride, Luke Bryan, Justin Moore, the Band Perry and a continual stream of java. Heather bleeds red, white and blue and loves the USA. In fact, if you skim through her DVR don’t be surprised to find multiple episodes of Cops, Judge Joe Brown or any show that features the American justice system in action. 


 Dingo – Co-Host

Dingo is the Co-Host on the shows.

Originally from Australia, Dingo spent two decades living in Texas before making the move to CMT in 2008. Professionally, Dingo has hosted his own morning show, been a Program and Music Director, directed a No. 1-rated morning radio show in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas and produced various Syndicated programs heard on radio stations around America. Dingo also was a founding member of radio station, “The Wolf,” in Dallas. He’s won two ACM Awards while at CMT as well as CMAs and Marconi Awards at other stops. He has been instrumental in the growth of CMT Radio from one radio show to three radio shows heard on over 250 affiliates each week.

When not at work or on the road with Cody, Dingo is at home with his wife and three boys. They enjoy anything beach related and are often are in Florida enjoying the sunshine.

“People are rewarded in public for what they’ve practiced for years in private”- Tony Robbins



Cory Linton – Producer, Content Development

Cory is the producer of Content Development for all of CMT Radio. Outside of keeping CMT Radio Live running on schedule, Cory is instrumental in the development of ideas both on air and behind the scenes.

Cory is a Pennsylvania native but has always considered Nashville his home. Along the path to making this dream a reality, Cory worked through college at Penn State University at the local country radio station, Froggy 98

Upon arriving in Nashville, Cory worked every job that became available, including ones at the Opryland Hotel, Tennessee Titans football games, and even at a nightclub as a karaoke host. He found his passion for writing while working on a radio prep service, where he interviewed artists, edited sound bites and shared the latest country music news with radio stations nationwide. Three years later, he was lucky enough to land at CMT, where he has become producer of Content Development.

These days, most of Cory’s time at home is spent playing the role of cat daddy to his two Tabbys, Willow and Anastasia, and trying to stay out of the doghouse with his girlfriend Niki. 


Dustin Stout – Producer, Digital & Social Content

Dustin’s specialties go beyond just 140 characters. As the producer of Digital & Social Content, the West Tennessee native produces new and engaging content every day for CMTcody.com.

With a background in new-century journalism, Dustin keeps tabs on the latest news out of Los Angeles, New York and everywhere in between. Combining that interesting and up-to-date content with exclusive video, audio and other stories from the CMT world headquarters in Nashville, Dustin makes the CMTcody online brand the premiere one-stop-shop for music fans.

No matter what topical content Dustin finds himself covering, his focus has never wavered from a passion for all things storytelling in front of the microphone and behind it.

Personally, Dustin’s claim to fame is his role as big brother. When he's not working or spending quality time with friends and family, Dustin can be found playing fetch with his dog Nina. On Dustin's DVR, you may find the occasional episode of his guilty TV pleasures Big Brother, How To Get Away with Murder and Teen Mom


Curt Miller – Senior Producer

Curt joined CMT in 2010 and currently produces content for Cody’s radio shows and CMTcody.com.

A native of Middle Tennessee, Curt worked in radio throughout high school and college with on-air shifts at country, AC and news/talk stations. He took a brief break from radio in 2006 to join Nashville’s FOX-TV affiliate, where he earned an Emmy Award as morning show producer.

When he’s not in the studio, Curt can be found traveling with his family, in line at Panda Express or binging on episodes of The Office (again). Big Brother and Scandal are also on the DVR and if you’re wondering, he’s #TeamFitz.




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