NEW YORK, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- ABC says it will air the special Countdown to the CMA Awards: 15 Songs that Changed Country Music with Robin Roberts Monday night.
The program is part of the lead-up to Wednesday's 48th annual Country Music Association Awards telecast on the network.
"Following months of research and input from country music insiders, veteran experts and numerous country music artists, Countdown to the CMA Awards: 15 Songs that Changed Country Music with Robin Roberts showcases 15 iconic songs that changed the country music world forever," a news release said. "The Top 15 songs showcased aren't necessarily the best-selling songs of all time, nor are they just the revered classics. They are the 15 iconic songs, old and new, which helped transform country music through their musical significance, cultural influence, and ability to reach new audiences. The special also chronicles the history of country music and the interesting and unique stories behind the creation of these celebrated songs."