CMT TO RE-TELECAST THE "41ST ANNUAL CMA AWARDS" ON NOVEMBER 22
NASHVILLE � November 9, 2007 � CMT relives "Country Music's Biggest Night�" when it re-telecasts the 41st ANNUAL CMA AWARDS on Thursday, November 22 at 8:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT. The show, which originally premiered on ABC, features the genre's biggest stars live from Nashville's Sommet Center.
A three-hour television event, the show includes performances by Jason Aldean, Rodney Atkins, Big & Rich, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Eagles, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire performing with LeAnn Rimes, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, George Strait, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Josh Turner, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban. Rascal Flatts performed the opening song, and then returned for a second performance with Academy Award- winner Jamie Foxx.
Stars from television and music collide at the gala event, with appearances by Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Jason Michael Carroll, Bucky Covington, Sheryl Crow, James Denton, Sara Evans, Jewel with Ty Murray, Kid Rock, Montgomery Gentry, LeAnn Rimes, Blake Shelton, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Kate Walsh, Gretchen Wilson and Dwight Yoakam.
CMT's 2007 CMA RED CARPET PRESENTED BY CHEVY will also be re-telecast Thursday, November 22 at 7:00-8:00 p.m., ET/PT. CMT hosts Lance Smith, Katie Cook and Adam Black are live on the red carpet for unparalleled event coverage.
CMT.com features a comprehensive CMA Awards microsite, complete with CMA news, interactive message boards, video streaming and photo galleries. The site features all of the nominated videos, as well as Radio CMA, where fans can listen to the nominated tracks online. This marks the eleventh consecutive year CMT has provided in-depth online coverage of the CMA Awards.
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.
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