CMT CELBRATES THE 20 MOST INFLUENTIAL MEN OF COUNTRY MUSIC IN NEW FAN-VOTED COUNTDOWN SPECIAL “WHAT’S YOUR 20? 20 GREATEST MEN, 20 YEARS” PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10

07/19/11

Show Features Exclusive Interviews with Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan
Charlie Daniels, Keith Urban and More


NASHVILLE – July 19, 2011 – CMT is honoring country music’s top 20 male artists from the past two decades in the all-new music special, WHAT’S YOUR 20? 20 GREATEST MEN, 20 YEARS, premiering Wednesday, August 10 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT. The two-hour countdown show will rank the 20 GREATEST MEN according to fan-voted selections chosen on CMT.com.
From touring favorites Keith Urban and Brad Paisley to legendary artists Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson, there is no denying the foundation men have laid in country music over the past 20 years. WHAT’S YOUR 20? 20 GREATEST MEN, 20 YEARS pays tribute to those groundbreaking, influential and revolutionary male artists while highlighting their biggest hits, innovative music videos and rocking concert footage. The special also features all-new exclusive interviews with the honorees, including Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean and Keith Urban, several of their female counterparts like Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride and Taylor Swift, in addition to top music critics and journalists who will be on hand providing commentary.

WHAT’S YOUR 20? 20 GREATEST MEN, 20 YEARS is an original CMT production and is executive produced by Lewis Bogach and Ritch Sublett and produced by Mark Hall.

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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 93 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.

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