[10/30/07 - 01:40 PM]
CMT Giants: Hank Williams JR. Premiering Saturday, November 17 at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT
The special features performances by Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Steven Tyler, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Kid Rock, Gretchen Wilson, Shooter Jennings, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Buddy Guy and Holly Williams.

[via press release from CMT]


Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Steven Tyler, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Kid Rock, Gretchen Wilson, Shooter Jennings, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Buddy Guy and Holly Williams All Pay Tribute to Bocephus By Performing His Hit Songs


NASHVILLE � October 29, 2007 � Hank Williams Jr. joined the elite realm of CMT GIANTS last Thursday night in Los Angeles when some of music's biggest stars and thousands of fans paid him tribute during the taping of CMT GIANTS: HANK WILLIAMS JR, which will premiere on Saturday, November 17 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT.

The night kicked off in style with a pyro-heavy set from Kid Rock who sang "My Name Is Bocephus," and ended with a special performance by the honoree himself. In between, superstars such as Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Steven Tyler, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Kid Rock, Gretchen Wilson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Buddy Guy all performed their favorite Hank tunes, while Shooter Jennings and Hank's daughter Holly sang the duet, "The Conversation," which was originally recorded by Hank and Shooter's father, Waylon Jennings.

Many of the performers also served as presenters sharing their favorite Bocephus memories, along with NFL great Terry Bradshaw, Johnny Knoxville (who gave Hank an authentic jug of moonshine) and Jessica Simpson. Stars such as Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Dierks Bentley, Jimmy Kimmel, John Madden, Al Michaels, ESPN's Monday Night Football commentators, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and more also congratulated Hank on his GIANTS distinction via taped packages.

CMT GIANTS: HANK WILLIAMS JR will encore on Sunday, November 18 at 2:00 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.; Monday, November 19 at 9:00 p.m.; Wednesday, November 21 at 6:00 p.m.; Thursday, November 22 (Thanksgiving Day) at 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. All times are ET/PT.

CMT GIANTS is produced by Tom Forrest and Taillight TV. John Hamlin and Margaret Comeaux serve as executive producers for CMT.

For digital promotion links, log on to: http://webtools.cmt.com/viewpromo.php?promo_id=454.

CMT, a unit of Viacom's MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and Heartland entertainment, reaching more than 87 million homes in the U.S. CMT and its website, CMT.com, offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and is the top resource for country music on demand. The network's digital platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Pure Country, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom , is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with 137 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services - MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN/THE N, VH1 CLASSIC, LOGO, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of these networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 200 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.

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