CMT AND iHEARTMEDIA PARTNER TO SIMULCAST 2015 CMT MUSIC AWARDS FOR THE FIRST TIME TO COUNTRY MUSIC FANS NATIONWIDE LIVE FROM NASHVILLE ON JUNE 10 AT 8PM ET/PT
NASHVILLE - June 9, 2015 - CMT and iHeartMedia, today announced iHeartMedia will serve as the official radio partner of the 2015 CMT Music Awards, including, for the first time, simulcasting the live show from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on June 10 at 8pm ET/PT. On Monday, iHeartMedia's Premiere Networks engaged more than 100 iHeartMedia Country music radio stations, as well as Premiere syndicated affiliates, at an exclusive radio remote broadcast in Nashville to kick off "the loudest night in country music." iHeartMedia's The Bobby Bones Show, CMT After MidNite with Cody Alan, The Michael J Show, The Boxer Show, as well as The Crook & Chase Countdown were on-location to provide listeners with interviews from award nominees, performers and celebrity guests including Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan and Little Big Town, among others.
In addition, the first-ever live radio broadcast of the Awards telecast will air across more than 120 iHeartMedia country radio stations, which are also available on iHeartRadio, on Wednesday, June 10 at 8pm ET/PT. Hosted by Erin Andrews and Brittany Snow, the star-studded awards show will feature performances by Eric Church, Jake Owen, Sam Hunt, Zac Brown Band, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum and Luke Bryan. For more information, visit www.CMT.com.
The 2015 CMT Music Awards remote broadcast and simulcast is the latest example of CMT and iHeartMedia's multi-platform partnership. CMT and iHeartMedia develop programming and events across radio, television and digital platforms to create the largest country music platforms, and provide country fans with unparalleled access to the music and artists they're passionate about.
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 Mobile and CMT VOD.
About Premiere Networks
Premiere Networks, a subsidiary of iHeartMedia, syndicates 90 radio programs and services to more than 5,500 radio affiliations and reaches a quarter billion listeners monthly. Premiere offers the best in talk, entertainment and sports programming featuring the following personalities: Rush Limbaugh, Ryan Seacrest, Glenn Beck, Delilah, Steve Harvey, George Noory, John Boy and Billy, Sean Hannity, Elvis Duran, Dan Patrick, Nikki Sixx, Kane, Mario Lopez, Bobby Bones, Cody Alan, Johnjay and Rich, Jay Mohr, Rich Eisen and others. For more information, please visit www.PremiereNetworks.com
With 245 million monthly listeners in the U.S., 97 million monthly digital uniques and 196 million monthly consumers of its Total Traffic and Weather Network, iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. It serves over 150 markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company's radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company's radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.
iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia's digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 600 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history and reached 70 million users faster than any other radio or digital music service and even faster than Facebook. The company's operations include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation.