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Laura Bell Bundy Hosts "2011 CMT Music Awards Video of the Year Special" Premiering Saturday, June 4
Both Bundy and her "To The Mat" co-star Ricky Schroder will also appear at the awards themselves as presenters.

[via press release from CMT]


Winner of VIDEO OF THE YEAR Determined By Fan Voting During The Live 2011 CMT MUSIC AWARDS

NASHVILLE - June 2, 2011 - Days before the live, tenth anniversary 2011 CMT MUSIC AWARDS, actress and Mercury Records singer-songwriter Laura Bell Bundy will be hosting the VIDEO OF THE YEAR SPECIAL, premiering Saturday, June 4 at 2:00 p.m., ET/PT on CMT.

In the one-hour special, Laura Bell Bundy will portray everyone from Taylor Swift to Zac Brown as she presents the 10 nominees vying for Video of the Year at the 2011 CMT Music Awards. The one-hour special will highlight the videos including Jason Aldean's "My Kinda Party;" Kenny Chesney's "The Boys of Fall;" Lady Antebellum's "Hello World;" Miranda Lambert's "The House That Built Me"; Rascal Flatts' "Why Wait"; Sugarland's "Stuck Like Glue"; Taylor Swift's "Mine;" The Band Perry's "If I Die Young;" Carrie Underwood's "Undo It;" and Zac Brown Band's "Colder Weather." Bundy will also perform skits featuring characters from five of the nominated videos including "Taylor Swift," "Jennifer Nettles,""Zac Brown," "Jason Aldean" and a coach from Kenny Chesney's "The Boys of Fall" video.

Bundy will soon appear this summer in CMT's movie, "To The Mat," from CMT's newly created movie division, CMT ORIGINAL MOVIES. Bundy stars as a Wall Street consultant in the movie which also stars Ricky Schroder. Both Bundy and her co-star Schroder will also appear at the 2011 CMT MUSIC AWARDS as presenters.

Fans can vote for VIDEO OF THE YEAR online at CMT.com throughout the live broadcast on Wednesday, June 8 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

The 2011 CMT MUSIC AWARDS will be hosted by Kid Rock and will air LIVE from Nashville's Bridestone Arena on Wednesday, June 8 on CMT and CMT.com. Performances for the award show include Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Big & Rich, Toby Keith, Zac Brown Band and Luke Bryan. Presenters during the 2011 CMT MUSIC AWARDS include Shania Twain, Sara Evans, Justin Bieber, Sheryl Crow, "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina, Train, Kristen Chenoweth, Melissa Peterman, "Dancing With The Stars" winner Hines Ward, Green Bay Packers' Clay Matthews and Mary Steenburgen.

For more information as it becomes available, follow CMT on Twitter (@FollowCMT) with hashtag #CMTawards, text AWARDS to 32709 to get alerts on your phone 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 92 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.

  [june 2011]  


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