‘2013 CMT MUSIC AWARDS’ ADDS PERFORMERS FOR NATIONWIDE INSURANCE STAGE

05/29/13

Nationwide Insurance Branded Stage to Feature Performances by
Ashley Monroe, Cassadee Pope, Dustin Lynch,
Kree Harrison, Love and Theft and Randy Houser


NASHVILLE – May 29, 2013 – The 2013 CMT MUSIC AWARDS is adding even more performers to an already-packed night of music as Ashley Monroe, Cassadee Pope, Dustin Lynch, Kree Harrison, Love and Theft and Randy Houser are set to perform on the Nationwide Insurance stage. For the sixth year in a row, Nationwide Insurance will be prominently featured throughout the night on a branded performance stage resembling its blue frame logo. The 2013 CMT MUSIC AWARDS airs LIVE on Wednesday, June 5 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT on CMT and CMT.com.

As part of their sponsorship, Nationwide will award the Nationwide Insurance On Your Side® Award to country music’s best new live act as determined by the fans. Fans can watch their videos and vote through June 2 at CMT.com for nominees Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes, Kip Moore and Lee Brice.

Hosted by Jason Aldean and Kristen Bell, the 2013 CMT MUSIC AWARDS will include performances by Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, Florida Georgia Line, George Strait, Hunter Hayes, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan and Taylor Swift. Fans can vote online now at CMT.com, and on their mobile device at CMT Mobile or the CMT Insider app available on iPhone, iPad and Android now through June 2 to determine the winners. The six finalists for VIDEO OF THE YEAR will be announced at the beginning of the live show and fans can then vote at CMT.com, CMT mobile, on the CMT Insider app and via text message throughout the live telecast (ET/CT only) to determine the night’s big winner.

Prior to the main event, the hottest stars in country, rock and pop culture entertainment will step out in their designer best at the 2013 CMT MUSIC AWARDS RED CARPET, hosted by CMT’s Cody Alan, Katie Cook and Allison DeMarcus LIVE on Wednesday, June 5 at 7:00 p.m., ET/PT on CMT and CMT.com. The CMT hosts will report live from the star-studded red carpet with exclusive interviews, candid moments and a first look at the fashion choices of the night’s biggest stars.

Veteran live event producer Michael Dempsey returns to executive produce the 2013 CMT MUSIC AWARDS alongside director Joe DeMaio. John Hamlin and Margaret Comeaux serve as executive producers for CMT.

For more information as it becomes available, follow CMT on Twitter (@CMT), hashtag #CMTawards and become a fan of the CMT MUSIC AWARDS on Facebook.
For the fourth year, the CMT MUSIC AWARDS will be broadcast on the Armed Forces Network to our deployed men and women in the military all over the world.

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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 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.

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The company provides customers a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto insurance, motorcycle, boat, homeowners, pet, life insurance, farm, commercial insurance, annuities, mortgages, mutual funds, pensions, long-term savings plans and specialty health services. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com.

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