BUCKLE UP AS COUNTRY MUSIC’S BIGGEST STARS PERFORM LIVE AT THE “2007 CMT MUSIC AWARDS” ON MONDAY, APRIL 16

02/20/07



BUCKLE UP AS COUNTRY MUSIC’S BIGGEST STARS PERFORM LIVE AT THE “2007 CMT MUSIC AWARDS” ON MONDAY, APRIL 16

Performers Include Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, Sugarland and Dierks Bentley

Tickets Go On Sale Saturday, March 3


NASHVILLE – February 20, 2007 – CMT announces its first round of performers scheduled to take the stage at the 2007 CMT MUSIC AWARDS. The star-studded line-up includes chart-toppers Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, Sugarland and Dierks Bentley, with others soon to be announced. Jeff Foxworthy returns as host for the third consecutive year when the 2007 CMT MUSIC AWARDS airs live on Monday, April 16 at 8 p.m., ET*

CMT’s sixth annual awards show honors country music’s elite for the year’s most outstanding music videos and is the genre’s only fan-voted awards. Tickets to the 2007 CMT MUSIC AWARDS at The Curb Event Center at Belmont University in Nashville go on sale Saturday, March 3 at 10 a.m., CT and are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 615-255-9600, online at CMT.com and ticketmaster.com. Additional information can be found online at CMT.com.

Fan voting is underway at CMT.com to determine the Awards Show finalists through Friday, February 23. CMT will announce the four finalists in each category except VIDEO OF THE YEAR on February 28. The final nominees for VIDEO OF THE YEAR will be announced at the beginning of the show, and fans can vote at CMT.com as well as via mobile phone throughout the live broadcast (ET/CT only) to determine the night’s big winner.

The 2007 CMT MUSIC AWARDS is produced by Audrey Morrissey and Camouflage Films, Inc. Sarah Brock is the executive producer for CMT.

Visit CMT's press-only 2007 CMT MUSIC AWARDS web site www.cmtmusicawardspress.com
for more information and downloadable photos.

CMT, America’s No. 1 country music network, carries original programming, specials, and live concerts and events, as well as a mix of videos by established country music artists and new cutting-edge acts, including world premiere exclusive videos. Founded March 6, 1983, CMT, owned and operated by MTV Networks, reaches more than 83 million households in the United States. Go to country music’s biggest web site at www.cmt.com.

*EDITORS: The 2007 CMT MUSIC AWARDS premiere LIVE on Monday, April 16 at 8:00 PM, Eastern and 7:00 PM, Central; and at 9:00 PM, Mountain and 8:00 PM, Pacific (tape delayed).

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