CMT KICKS OFF 2015 "CMT MUSIC AWARDS" WITH DAY LONG CELEBRATION LEADING UP TO THE LOUDEST NIGHT IN COUNTRY MUSIC ON JUNE 10 STARTING AT 6AM ET/PT
"CMT Music Awards Red Carpet 2015" to Air LIVE at 7 p.m. ET,
Plus "2015 Video of the Year Finalists" Special and a
Sneak Peek of "The Josh Wolf Show"
NASHVILLE - June 5, 2015 - CMT today announced a full day of "CMT Music Awards" related programming on Wednesday, June 10 culminating with the 2015 "CMT Music Awards" telecast at 8 p.m. ET/PT live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Kicking off with music videos from nominated acts beginning at 6am ET/PT, the daylong celebration includes "2015 Video of the Year Finalists" special at 7:00am and 10:00am ET/PT and "2015 CMT Music Awards Red Carpet" live at 7:00pm ET/PT). In addition, Video of the Year nominees Lady Antebellum and Florida Georgia Line will be featured when their episodes of INSIDE FAME air at 11 a.m. and 12 Noon, respectively.
In anticipation of the night's big wins, CMT will air only nominated videos on CMT, along with nominated video blocks on CMT Pure. CMT will also feature live news breaks throughout the day hosted by CMT's Cody Alan, with behind-the-scene updates direct from the venue.
The full lineup of "CMT Music Awards" and its related programs on Wednesday, June 10 includes the following:
"2015 Video of the Year Finalists" (7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. ET/PT) - The excitement starts early with this one-hour special hosted by Cody Alan, Katie Cook and Alison DeMarcus, which features a look at and interviews with the 6 finalists in the coveted Video of the Year category.
"2015 CMT Music Awards Red Carpet" (LIVE at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT) - Kicking off CMT's hottest night of the year, the "CMT Music Awards Red Carpet" delivers fans exclusive access to their favorite stars. Tune for a preview of the latest fashions from Nashville and beyond, and get a glimpse as the stars arrive live at one of the biggest parties in country music. The Red Carpet airs live on CMT and CMT.com, and is hosted by Katie Cook, Alison DeMarcus and Cody Alan, with interviews from the hottest stars in country, rock and pop culture entertainment and special live performances.
"2015 CMT Music Awards" (LIVE at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, repeats at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT) -- This all leads up to the evening's main event, the 2015 CMT MUSIC AWARDS, which will air LIVE on Wednesday, June 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT (encores at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT). Hosted by Pitch Perfect 2 star Brittany Snow and Dancing with the Stars co-host Erin Andrews, the 2015 "CMT Music Awards" will include performances by Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt and Zac Brown Band.
Exclusive Sneak Peek: "The Josh Wolf Show" (immediately follows "CMT Music Awards) - CMT brings fans an exclusive first look at the network's first original late night show, "The Josh Wolf Show," starring none other than Josh Wolf. Best known for his recurring role on "Chelsea Lately" and host of "Shark After Dark," Wolf will examine pop culture through practical sensibility and the lens of everyday people, while showcasing his self-deprecating humor and unique outlook on life. The series debuts Thursday, June 11 at 11:00 - 11:30 p.m. ET/PT, airing four nights a week.
For more on the "CMT Music Awards," visit CMT.com and follow @CMT on Twitter and Instagram, use hashtag #CMTawards and like the CMT Music Awards on Facebook.
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.