CMT HIGHLIGHTS COUNTRY MUSIC SUPERSTAR TIM MCGRAW IN “CMT GREATEST MOMENTS: TIM MCGRAW”PREMIERING APRIL 15 ON CMT

04/04/06



NASHVILLE – April 4, 2006 – CMT continues to count down the greatest moments in the careers of some of the most talented and well-known country music superstars in its series, CMT GREATEST MOMENTS. Featured in the second episode in the series is a multi-platinum artist with scores of No. 1 hits and fans who consider him to be the ultimate in country music – Tim McGraw. CMT GREATEST MOMENTS: TIM MCGRAW, premieres Saturday, April 15 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

In this one-hour special, CMT will outline some of the most significant and notable moments in the career of this country music superstar. From the catchy hit, “I Like It, I Love It,” anthem that made even the ladies love Monday Night Football; to his incredible cross-over duet “Over and Over” with hip-hop star Nelly; to the achievement of winning the coveted CMA Entertainer of the Year Award in 2001, McGraw continues to captivate his audience and forward his impressive career.

Since his debut album hit the stores in April 1993, Tim McGraw has recorded 10 albums, sold 33 million albums, placed 26 singles at No. 1 and recorded a chart-topping hit with rapper Nelly.  His tours have drawn critical accolades and broken box office records across America, consistently ranking them No. 1 in country music and Top 5 in all genres.  Stretching back to the beginning of his career, McGraw has received numerous nominations and awards including three Grammy’s, 11 Academy of Country Music Awards, nine Country Music Association Awards, eight American Music Awards and three People’s Choice Awards.  His eyes have always been focused on the music; however, that aside, he has established a presence in movies, television and business, recently becoming a part owner of the Nashville Kats in the Arena Football League. McGraw’s new album, Tim McGraw Reflected: Hits Vol 2 hits stores today.

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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