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[04/20/11 - 08:04 AM]
CMT to Announce The "2011 CMT Music Awards" Nominees Live on The "Today" Show on Wednesday, April 27
The event itself will air live from Nashville on Wednesday, June 8 on CMT.

[via press release from CMT]

CMT TO ANNOUNCE THE "2011 CMT MUSIC AWARDS" NOMINEES LIVE ON THE "TODAY" SHOW ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27

CMT's Evan Farmer to Appear with Hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb to Present the Nominees During the 10:00 AM EST hour

The Band Perry To Perform As Part of the Nominations Event Nominees in the USA WEEKEND Breakthrough Video of the Year Category to Be Posted on usaweekend.com Beginning Monday, April 25

NASHVILLE - April 20, 2011 - CMT's Evan Farmer will present the nominees for the 2011 CMT MUSIC AWARDS live on the "Today" show on Wednesday, April 27. Appearing with hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, Farmer will present the nominees during the 10:00 a.m. EST hour. Country music's hottest breakthrough family band, The Band Perry, will also participate in the nomination announcements and perform their current hit single, "You Lie." The nominations event marks the first time CMT and NBC have partnered to announce the CMT MUSIC AWARDS nominations. Voting will begin on CMT.com immediately following this announcement.

Also for the first time, fans will get a sneak peek at the nominees for the coveted USA WEEKEND Breakthrough Video of the Year category on Monday, April 25 beginning at 10:00 a.m. EST at usaweekend.com.

The 2011 CMT MUSIC AWARDS mark the 10th anniversary of the awards show and will air LIVE from Nashville on Wednesday, June 8 on CMT and CMT.com. More details to be announced.

Fans can get more information as it becomes available on Twitter (@FollowCMT), hashtag #CMTAwards, or become a fan of the CMT MUSIC AWARDS on Facebook.

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 90 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 division of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. The company's portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 400 digital media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Harmonix, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., TeenNick, AddictingGames, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, SPIKE, TV Land, Atom, GameTrailers and Xfire.

The Band Perry released their self-titled debut album in October 2010 on Republic Nashville - just four months later, it was certified Gold. The family trio's "modern throwback" style combines classic Country with an eclectic infusion of Rock, Gospel and Soul. As songwriters and musicians, their sound is distinct and rounded out by the rare magic of perfect three-part harmonies. Their first single, the up-tempo "Hip To My Heart" was a Top 20 hit, followed by the inspiring, reflective "If I Die Young," reached #1, was certified Platinum and racked up over 18 million views on YouTube. The Band Perry recently revealed their third single, "You Lie." The sassy anthem of a woman scorned features wordplay that proves the pen is mightier than the sword. "You Lie" is TBP's fastest-climbing radio single to date. Having previously earned CMA and Grammy nominations, the Band Perry recently earned their first ACM Awards (for New Artist of the Year and New Duo or Group of the Year). They are currently on the road with Tim McGraw's Emotional Traffic Tour.





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