CMT LOADED GETS GLIMPSE AT LIFE ON THE ROAD WITH MUZIK MAFIA IN MADE-FOR-BROADBAND SERIES

10/24/06




CMT LOADED GETS A RARE GLIMPSE AT LIFE ON THE ROAD WITH THE MUZIK MAFIA
IN A NEW MADE-FOR-BROADBAND SERIES, “MUZIKMAFIA TV,” ONLY ON CMT.COM

Featured Artists and Celebrity Guests Include Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson,
Cowboy Troy, James Otto, Willie Nelson and John Anderson


NASHVILLE – October 24, 2006 – CMT Loaded gets a dose of life on the road with the MuzikMafia including Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson and their band of musical misfits in a new made-for-broadband series MUZIKMAFIA TV, premiering Tuesdays only on CMT.com. The diverse and eclectic musical posse takes viewers into the seldom seen backstage world, from load-in to encores, as they travel coast-to-coast in 10 short-form episodes.
From sold out concerts to home life at the Plowboy Mansion, the MuzikMafia invites fans in for unfettered access into their crazy world. The MuzikMafia’s cast of characters includes Gretchen Wilson, “Big” Kenny, John Rich, Cowboy Troy, Two Foot Fred, James Otto, Jon Nicholson as well as new member, Chance. MUZIKMAFIA TV also features guest appearances by Billy Joe Shaver, John Anderson, Willie Nelson and more. Also, fans of the MuzikMafia have a chance to win an all expense paid trip for two to Nashville where they will be entertained by MuzikMafia founder John Rich in his own home.
CMT Loaded will debut new episodes each week on CMT.com over 10 consecutive weeks. MUZIK MAFIA TV is produced by Deanna Kay with Lewis Bogach and Mark Hall serving as executives in charge of production for CMT.
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