CMT CONCLUDES ITS SUMMER OF MUSIC WHEN “AQUAPALOOZA ON LAKE MARTIN” STARRING ALAN JACKSON PREMIERES SEPTEMBER 4

08/24/09



NASHVILLE – August 24, 2009 – CMT goes lakeside Labor Day weekend with mega-star Alan Jackson when CMT premieres AQUAPALOOZA ON LAKE MARTIN on Friday, September 4 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT. Taped earlier this summer, Jackson performed some of his biggest hits before thousands of fans for the unique maritime experience at Lake Martin, Ala.

With signature party anthems and honky tonk songs including “Summertime Blues”, “Livin’ On Love” and “Good Time”, the rocking 90-minute concert special was taped in front of 4,000 boats and 35,000 fans. The special rounds out CMT’s SUMMER OF MUSIC, which also featured such music programming as THE SINGING BEE, INVITATION ONLY and CAN YOU DUET, among others.

Over the course of his 20 year career – with 16 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums leading up to the release last year of Good Time – Alan Jackson has become one of country music’s most respected and honored artists and songwriters. He has sold more than 50 million albums and has more than 100 major industry awards to his credit. Jackson is a three-time Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year and the most-nominated artist in CMA history. A prolific songwriter, Jackson penned 23 of his 34 #1 singles, including his GRAMMY-winning Best Country Song, "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)."

AquaPalooza is a series of celebrations for boating-enthusiasts at more than 100 locations around the world. For more information about AquaPalooza, go to www.aquapalooza.com.

Visit CMT's press-only Web site www.cmtpress.com for more information and downloadable photos on all of CMT's programming.

   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 88 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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PRESS CONTACTS:
Amanda Murphy (CMT)      615-335-8408         amanda.murphy@cmt.com
Diana Baron (Alan Jackson)   310-315-5444         diana@dbaronmedia.com

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