ALAN JACKSON, SHOOTER JENNINGS AND HOLLY WILLIAMS ADDED TO STAR-STUDDED TRIBUTE LINE-UP FOR “CMT GIANTS: HANK WILLIAMS, JR.”
Previously Announced Performances Include Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Steven Tyler, Brad Paisley, Kid Rock, Gretchen Wilson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Buddy Guy
Taping October 25 in Los Angeles; Tickets On Sale Now
NASHVILLE – October 15, 2007 – Country great Alan Jackson and a special performance by Shooter Jennings and Holly Williams have been added to the stellar line-up for CMT GIANTS: HANK WILLIAMS, JR which honors the extraordinary life and music of the legendary Hank Williams Jr. The two hour special, CMT GIANTS: HANK WILLIAMS, JR, will be taped before a live audience on Thursday, October 25 at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles and tickets are on sale now. The previously announced line-up includes performances by superstars Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Brad Paisley, Kid Rock, Gretchen Wilson, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Buddy Guy. Jimmy Kimmel and Terry Bradshaw are slated to present. CMT GIANTS: HANK WILLIAMS, JR will premiere on CMT on Saturday, November 17 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT.
The CMT GIANTS franchise began last year when Reba McEntire was honored for her stellar career by such stars as Faith Hill, Trisha Yearwood, Kelly Clarkson, Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, LeAnn Rimes, Megan Mullally, Wynonna and Dolly Parton, each of whom paid tribute to Reba by lending their voices to her biggest hits.
CMT GIANTS is produced by Tom Forrest and Tailight TV. John Hamlin and Margaret Comeaux serve as executive producers for CMT.
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