CMT OFFERS MEDIA FREE SIMULCAST OF LIVE DISASTER RELIEF CONCERT “MUSIC BUILDS” THURSDAY, MAY 12 AT 9 P.M. ET/8 P.M. CT

05/06/11

NASHVILLE – May 5, 2011 – CMT invites media to simulcast, free of charge, the live disaster relief concert MUSIC BUILDS: CMT DISASTER RELIF CONCERT when it airs live from Nashville on Thursday, May 12 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. The 90-minute concert special features Hank Williams, Jr. and Alabama, Alan Jackson, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Ronnie Dunn, Sara Evans, Tim McGraw and many others to raise awareness and funds for those affected by the recent devastating storms, flooding and tornadoes. Additional artists to be announced; all money raised will benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Relief efforts.

To confirm participation and receive further details regarding satellite feed and broadcast restrictions, email Amanda.murphy@cmt.com.

QUICK FACTS:
•   CMT One Country encourages you to support our neighbors affected by the recent devastating tornadoes and floods. Visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation to support the American Red Cross Disaster Relief efforts.
•   MUSIC BUILDS: CMT DISASTER RELIEF CONCERT is a closed event; no tickets will be available to media or general public.
•   Preliminary government reports indicate 600 tornadoes occurred in April, making it the busiest month on record for tornadoes. Early estimates show last week’s storms destroyed or damaged more than 13,000 homes across six states.
•   Since March 31, the Red Cross has opened 122 shelters in 16 states providing more than 8,300 overnight stays to people in need. Monday night alone, more than 1,200 people spent the night in shelters in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, and North Carolina.

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FOR SIMULCAST INFORMATION CONTACT:
Amanda Murphy      615-335-8408      amanda.murphy@cmt.com


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