or


[05/10/08 - 02:59 PM]
The Search for the Next Great Country Music Duo Continues as the Final Eight Duos Are Revealed and Move on to Compete for a Recording Contract with Sony Bmg Nashville
CMT details the finalists on "Can You Duet," which airs Fridays at 8:00/7:00c.

[via press release from CMT]

THE SEARCH FOR THE NEXT GREAT COUNTRY MUSIC DUO CONTINUES AS THE FINAL EIGHT DUOS ARE REVEALED AND MOVE ON TO COMPETE FOR A RECORDING CONTRACT WITH SONY BMG NASHVILLE

NASHVILLE � May 10, 2008 � Thousands of country star hopefuls auditioned, but only two performers will make the final cut to become country's next great duo on the new CMT music competition series CAN YOU DUET, from �American Idol� producers FremantleMedia North America. After five weeks of rigorous auditions and performer boot camp, the pool of talent has been narrowed to the final eight duos that will perform weekly at the famed Nashville Wildhorse Saloon to stay in the competition. CAN YOU DUET had the network's highest rated original series debut and new one-hour episodes air every Friday at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on CMT.

Hosted by Rossi Morreale CAN YOU DUET's panel of celebrity and expert judge/mentors, including country superstar Naomi Judd, acclaimed vocal coach Brett Manning and award-winning songwriter Aimee Mayo, have the challenge of finding country music's next great duo � with the winner walking away with a recording contract with Sony BMG Nashville.

The Final Eight Duos:

� BROWNELL & RICHEY Nick Brownell, 23, Sandusky, Ohio Jeremiah Richey, 27, Waxahachie, Texas

� CAITLIN & WILL Caitlin Lynn, 22, Glen Burnie, Maryland Will Snyder, 22, London, Kentucky

� THE COPPOLAS Kate Coppola, 25, Denver, Colorado Kacey Coppola, 25, Denver, Colorado

� CHRIS & NATHAN Chris Cline, 24, Bloomington, North Carolina Nathan Herron, 24, Murray, Kentucky

� GABE & LB Lewis Brice, 25, Nashville, Tennessee Gabe Jordan, 26, Cottonville, Tennessee

� JOEY & RORY Joey Martin (Feek), 32, Columbia, Tennessee Rory Feek, 42, Coumbia, Tennessee

� JOHNSON & OAKLEAF Jared Johnson, 29, Belton, Texas David Oakleaf, 28, Nashville, Tennessee

� WILD HONEY Victoria Gibson, 20, Cumming, Georgia Ruth Collins, 24, Fredonia, New York

More information also available at http://www.cmt.com/shows/series/can_you_duet/series.jhtml.

CAN YOU DUET is produced by FremantleMedia North America. Jeff Boggs is executive producer. Bob Kusbit and Melanie Moreau serve as executive producers for CMT.

CMT, a unit of Viacom's MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and 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. CMT has a rich history of finding and creating dynamic musical pairings with such series as CROSSROADS, which joins country music stars with artists from other genres. Recent CMT CROSSROADS combinations include Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, as well as Maroon 5 and Sara Evans.

FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. production division of global media giant FremantleMedia. Based in Burbank, California, FMNA produces entertaining and innovative television programs for network, cable and syndicated platforms, including the Emmy-nominated musical/reality phenomenon �American Idol� (FOX), "American Idol Rewind" (syndicated), "American Idol Extra" (Fox Reality Channel), �America's Got Talent� (NBC), "Farmer Wants A Wife" (The CW), "Can You Duet" (CMT), �The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency� (Oxygen), �Property Ladder� (TLC), �Family Feud� (syndicated), �Temptation� (syndicated), �Million Dollar Password� (CBS), and the longest-running game show in television history, �The Price Is Right� (CBS). For further information, visit http://www.fremantlemedia.com.

Sony BMG Nashville includes its four country label operations � RCA, Columbia, BNA and Arista Nashville � and Provident Music Group, one of the world's leading Christian music companies. Sony BMG Nashville is a division of SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT.





  [may 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
· CAN YOU DUET? (CMT)





[05/24/16 - 12:57 PM]
Esquire Network Kicks Off Summer with Four-Day "Ninjathon" Over Memorial Day Weekend Begining Friday, May 27 at 7:00AM ET/PT
Fans can relive back-to-back episodes of almost all of seasons five, six and seven of "American Ninja Warrior" as well as all of season one of Esquire Network's record-breaking new show "Team Ninja Warrior."

[05/24/16 - 12:23 PM]
Award-Winning "What Would You Do?" Returns This Summer - New Shows Begin Airing Friday, June 17, on ABC
Hidden-camera fan-favorite "What Would You Do?" returns for 13 weeks this summer with all-new scenarios capturing unsuspecting people's reactions to everyday situations.

[05/24/16 - 10:37 AM]
Elton John, Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Blake Shelton, Kobe Bryant and More Join NBC Charity Event "The Red Nose Day Special" May 26
The star-studded charity event, which helps raise awareness and money for kids in need here at home and around the world, will be hosted by Craig Ferguson and features comedy, music and more.

[05/24/16 - 10:31 AM]
"Big Jay Oakerson: Live at Webster Hall" Premieres with Limited Commercial Interruption on Friday, June 17 at Midnight ET/PT on Comedy Central(R)
Leading up to the on-air premiere, Comedy Central Stand-Up and cc.com/BigJay will feature preview clips from the special.

[05/24/16 - 10:10 AM]
New Episodes of CNBC's Hit Series "West Texas Investors Club" Debut Tuesday, June 7th at 10PM ET/PT
The 10 original hour-long episodes feature self-made multimillionaires - Rooster McConaughey and Butch Gilliam who have chosen to pass on their success by investing in promising entrepreneurs - but only on their turf and their terms.

[05/24/16 - 10:04 AM]
"Fargo's" Stunning Second Chapter Gets Marathon on FX
The Saturday, June 4 marathon features all 10 episodes in consecutive order and will run from 10 AM ET/PT to 8 PM ET/PT presented with limited commercial interruption.

[05/24/16 - 09:32 AM]
HGTV's "Flip or Flop" Returns For Season Five on June 9
The 15-episode series follows Tarek and Christina El Moussa as they buy dilapidated houses and turn them into beautiful family homes.

[05/24/16 - 09:30 AM]
LeVar Burton, Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Frakes and Ginger Zee Guest Star in Season Two of Disney Junior's Acclaimed Series "Miles from Tomorrowland" Launching Monday, June 20 on Disney Channel
The series charts the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family as they work together to help connect the galaxy on behalf of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority.

[05/24/16 - 09:27 AM]
Ovation to Premiere "Hanksy Presents: Surplus Candy" Across Linear, Digital & Social Platforms on June 26
The documentary and digital series capture Hanksy, a well-known street artist, as he and over 50 other street artists transform an abandoned mansion in Los Angeles into a magnificent, and temporary, showcase of graffiti art.

[05/24/16 - 09:07 AM]
More Than 9.4 Million Watched Exaggerator Win Preakness Stakes on NBC - Up 6% from American Pharoah's 2015 Victory
NBC further spins the numbers for Saturday, May 21.

[05/24/16 - 09:02 AM]
BBC America Begins Production on Original Series "Dirk Gently's Holisitic Detective Agency," Starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett
The series is a comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric "holistic" detective Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Elijah Wood).

[05/24/16 - 09:00 AM]
Spike Toasts Mankind with the Party of the Decade at the 10th Annual "Guys Choice"
The A-list, ultimate guys night out, tapes Saturday, June 4 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA and premieres Thursday, June 9.

[05/24/16 - 08:55 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelorette" Return Pushes ABC on Top
The Alphabet wins the night over NBC among adults 18-49.

[05/24/16 - 08:53 AM]
VH1 Announces Premiere Date for "The Amber Rose Show" Friday, June 17th at 11 PM EST/PST
Produced by Dr. Phil and Jay McGraw's Stage 29 Productions, "The Amber Rose Show " will bring Rose's unique, unapologetic style, hustle and hilarious point of view to re-invent late night.

[05/24/16 - 08:17 AM]
"Not Safe with Nikki Glaser" Returns with All-New Episodes Tuesday, June 7 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central
Upcoming guests include Marc Maron, Rachel Bloom, Adam Pally, David Spade, Margaret Cho, Jim Jefferies and Nicole Byer.