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VH1 To Simulcast 90-Minute Special for First Time
NASHVILLE - November 12, 2014 - This year's CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR promises to be an evening filled with celebration in addition to comedy as Larry the Cable Guy takes over hosting duties for the 90-minute special, airing LIVE from Nashville on Tuesday, December 2 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Honoring Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban, the night will feature quips from the host, along with live performances and special guests as each of the five honorees are praised and acknowledged for their incredible accomplishments in country music over the past year. For the first time in the show's five-year span, the special event will also be simulcast on VH1.
"I'm very excited to get out of the house for a few hours and let the country celebrate this fantastic body I get to look at every day," says Larry the Cable Guy.
"Larry the Cable Guy is a world class entertainer and he is absolutely beloved by the CMT audience," said John Hamlin, SVP of Music Events and Talent, CMT. "We are thrilled to have him as our host... but we are very concerned about what he is going to wear to our classy event."
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Larry the Cable Guy is a multiplatinum recording artist, Grammy nominee, Billboard award winner and one of the top comedians in the country. He has his own line of merchandise and continues to sell out theatres and arenas across the United States. He was a member of the wildly successful Blue Collar Comedy Tour. Larry has created The Git-R-Done Foundation, which was named after Larry's signature catchphrase, and has donated more than 7 million dollars to various charities. His latest children's movie with 20th Century Fox, Jingle All The Way 2, will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray December 2, 2014.
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CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR is executive produced by Michael Dempsey. John Hamlin and Margaret Comeaux serve as executive producers for CMT.
CMT, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 92 million homes in the U.S. CMT, CMT.com and CMT Radio offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and are the top resource for country music on demand. The network's digital platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Pure Country, CMT App, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.