CMT, MTV AND VH1 HOST MULTI-BRAND, MULTI-SCREEN PREMIERE OF JOHNNY CASH VIDEO

11/08/06



CMT, MTV AND VH1 HOST MULTI-BRAND, MULTI-SCREEN PREMIERE OF JOHNNY CASH VIDEO “GOD’S GONNA CUT YOU DOWN”
ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9

Artists and Icons Including Iggy Pop, Kanye West, Bono, Kris Kristofferson, Jay Z, Johnny Depp,
Justin Timberlake and Keith Richards Unite to Celebrate Cash

CMT to Re-telecast JOHNNY CASH IN SAN QUENTIN


NASHVILLE – November 8, 2006 – In a multi-brand, multi-screen event, CMT, MTV and VH1 will host the video world premiere of Johnny Cash’s “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” on Thursday, November 9. The video will also bow Thursday on CMT.com, MTV.com, vh1.com, MTV2.com, MTVU.com and URGE, MTV Network’s digital music service.

An all-star list of 36 artists and icons joined to pay tribute to the late Johnny Cash in the black and white video, including Iggy Pop, Bono, Kris Kristofferson, Justin Timberlake, Jay Z, Keith Richards, Johnny Depp, Dixie Chicks, Terrence Howard, Patti Smith, Dennis Hopper and Chris Rock. Dressed in black, the artists own unique emotions are showcased throughout the intense video.

The video will premiere first during CMT TOP 20 COUNTDOWN Thursday, November 9 at 4:00-7:00 p.m., ET/PT. VH1 and MTV will simultaneously premiere the video later at 11:00 p.m., ET/PT. In addition, CMT will re-telecast JOHNNY CASH IN SAN QUENTIN Thursday at 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT. Filmed in 1969, the show captured The Man In Black at one of his most famous and controversial performances of the time, performing hits like “Folsom Prison Blues,” “I Walk The Line,” and “San Quentin!”

“God’s Gonna Cut You Down” is the first video from Cash’s gold-certified album American V: A Hundred Highways, which was released July 4 on American Recordings/Lost Highway. Directed by Tony Kaye, the video concept was created by Kaye, Justin Timberlake, Rick Rubin and Mark Romanek, who directed Cash’s award-winning video “Hurt.”
   
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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 83 million households in the United States. Go to country music’s biggest web site at www.cmt.com.

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