CMT “COUNTRY DE-LUXE WEEKEND” DEBUTSFRIDAY, MARCH 17 THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 19

03/14/06

Featuring Premiere Episodes of COUNTRY FRIED HOME VIDEOS, TRAVIS TV and the CMT INSIDER SPECIAL: LARRY THE CABLE GUY

Country Weekend to Air Back-to-Back Episodes of the CMT Hit Series, TRICK MY TRUCK, in a Four Hour Marathon


Nashville, TN – March 14, 2006 – CMT kicks off its “Country De-Luxe Weekend,” March 17-19, with the premieres of new specials that are sure to both humor and excite. The fun-filled weekend starts with the premieres of the CMT INSIDER SPECIAL: LARRY THE CABLE GUY and is followed by the new specials COUNTRY FRIED HOME VIDEOS and TRAVIS TV.

CMT's Katie Cook sits down with comedian Larry the Cable Guy to learn about the man behind the character and the story of what it was like to be raised on a Nebraska pig farm. Ironically, he's the only Blue Collar tour guy who's not actually Southern, but he is the only authentic farm kid of the bunch. In this special, CMT learns how his onstage persona came about and how the catch phrase "Git-R-Done" took on a life of its own. CMT INSIDER SPECIAL: LARRY THE CABLE GUY premieres Friday, March 17 at 8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT.
There's no fun like the fun you think up yourself and CMT finds real videos from real people showing what real Americans do.

COUNTRY FRIED HOME VIDEOS, premiering Friday, March 17 at 8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT, brings the wit and wisdom to television that only the heartland can offer.

Flipping backwards into the Grand Canyon, competing in the Gravity Games and dirt jumping are routine activities for stuntman, Travis Pastrana. This X-Games gold medalist invents his own stunts each week. CMT takes an exclusive look into the everyday life of this modern day Evel Knievel and his fearless friends as they plan and execute wild stunts in the new CMT special, TRAVIS TV. Whether Travis is base jumping off a spinning helicopter or jet skiing off an Amazon waterfall, every bump, bruise, trial and triumph will be documented as Travis and his buddies dare to explore the world of dangerous and death-defying stunts. TRAVIS TV premieres Friday, March 17 at 9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT.

CMT airs all eight episodes of the newest hit CMT series, TRICK MY TRUCK. The boys from the Chrome Shop Mafia work their magic on eight trucks and make dreams come true for some lucky truckers who could only imagine of hitting the open road in style. The TRICK MY TRUCK marathon airs Saturday, March 18 at 6:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT.

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 80.9 million households in the United States. Go to country music’s biggest web site at www.cmt.com.

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