CMT EXAMINES THE MOMENTS THAT SHAPE CAREERS OF COUNTRY LEGENDS IN THE NEW SERIES “CMT GREATEST MOMENTS” PREMIERING APRIL 8 AT 8PM ET/PT

03/28/06

George Strait Spotlighted in Debut Episode and Sits Down For an Exclusive Interview

NASHVILLE – March 28, 2006 – CMT counts down the greatest moments in the careers of some of the most talented and well-known country music superstars in its new series, CMT GREATEST MOMENTS. Kicking off the series of one-hour episodes, CMT salutes the legendary George Strait by taking a look at his greatest accomplishments, achievements and accolades. Exclusive interviews, performances and videos tell the story of a long and successful career in country music, CMT GREATEST MOMENTS: GEORGE STRAIT premieres on Saturday, April 8 at 8:00 PM, ET/PT.

In a rare exclusive interview, Strait reveals his personal stories on the moments that highlight a distinguished career. From his first gig at a small club in San Marcos, TX to setting attendance records at the Houston Astrodome, this one-hour special takes an in-depth look at the career of a country music icon. CMT salutes Strait’s lengthy string of hits, from his first number one song, “Fool Hearted Memory,” in early 1982, to his recent 52nd No. 1 hit, “She Let Herself Go.”

The indisputable King of country music, Strait has won over 40 major industry awards and along with his unprecedented 52 No. 1 hit singles, he leads the all-time Country Music Association (CMA) award nominations with 73 and can boast 19 No. 1 country albums. In 2003, Strait was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame and in 2004, received the National Medal of the Arts from President George W. Bush.

CMT GREATEST MOMENTS: GEORGE STRAIT is an original CMT production produced by Matt Nahay. Richard Van Syckle serves as executive in charge of production for CMT.

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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PRESS CONTACTS:
Natasha Powell             615-335-8412      natasha.powell@cmt.com
FOR GEORGE STRAIT:
Kathy Best – Front Page Publicity    615-383-0412      kathy@frontpagepublicity.com

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