CMT ANNOUNCES A STAR-STUDDED LINE-UP OF PRESENTERS FOR THE “2008 CMT MUSIC AWARDS”

04/01/08

Presenters for the Live Broadcast include Jason Aldean, Jewel, Josh Turner, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Comedian Rodney Carrington, Sara Evans, Taylor Swift, The Eagles’ Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit and Actor Tim Daly

Also Presenting are CMT favorites Including Hosts Katie Cook and Lance Smith, GONE COUNTRY’s Bobby Brown, John Rich and Maureen McCormick, MY BIG REDNECK WEDDING’s Tom Arnold, as well as Naomi Judd and Rossi Morreale of the new series CAN YOU DUET


NASHVILLE – April 1, 2008 – A star-studded line-up of presenters has been added to the 2008 CMT MUSIC AWARDS including Jason Aldean, Jewel, Josh Turner, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, comedian Rodney Carrington, Sara Evans, Taylor Swift, The Eagles’ Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit and actor Tim Daly (ABC’s “Private Practice”). CMT favorites including hosts Katie Cook and Lance Smith, Bobby Brown, John Rich and Maureen McCormick of the hit series GONE COUNTRY and Tom Arnold, host of CMT’s MY BIG REDNECK WEDDING, as well as judge Naomi Judd and host Rossi Morreale of the new CMT series CAN YOU DUET will also serve as presenters. CMT’s seventh annual awards show airs live from Nashville’s Curb Event Center at Belmont University on Monday, April 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT* on CMT and CMT.com.

Hosted by music’s hottest father and daughter, Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus, the 2008 CMT MUSIC AWARDS will include performances by Carrie Underwood, Sugarland, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Taylor Swift, LeAnn Rimes, Keith Urban and Brooks & Dunn with a special performance by Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus. The 2008 CMT MUSIC AWARDS continues to be the genre’s only fan-voted awards.

Visit CMT's press-only web site www.cmtmusicawardspress.com for more information about the 2008 CMT MUSIC AWARDS and media credentialing.

CMT, a unit of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 87 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.

*EDITORS: The 2008 CMT MUSIC AWARDS premiere LIVE on Monday, April 14 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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