First Round of Tickets On Sale Now in Select Markets

NASHVILLE – July 28, 2009 – After years of writing songs together, longtime friends Jamey Johnson and Randy Houser join forces on the road as headliners of CMT’s eighth annual tour. CMT ON TOUR ’09: JAMEY JOHNSON AND RANDY HOUSER launches in October, and will hit 30 markets across the country.

Tickets in select markets are on sale and available at www.cmtontour.cmt.com and www.ticketmaster.com. The tour continues through December, with additional stops to be announced. Previous tours have featured such superstars as Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland and Keith Urban.

“This tour is about 50 combined years in the making,” said Houser. “I’ve been playing on the road since I was 15 — Jamey and I both have been picking these guitars as long as we’ve been able to hold ‘em — this is a chance to show the rest of the world how far we’ve come.”

CMT ON TOUR ’09: JAMEY JOHNSON AND RANDY HOUSER is produced by AEG Live. Dates for the first leg of the tour follow, with more to be announced:

October 08 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg

October 09 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom

October 28 Turlock (Modesto), CA Turlock Community Theatre

October 29 Hanford (Fresno), CA Hanford Fox Theatre

October 30 Alpine (San Diego), CA Viejas Casino - DreamCatcher

October 31 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues - Las Vegas

November 01 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia at L.A. Live

November 04 Redding, CA Redding Convention Center

November 05 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater

November 06 Tacoma, WA Emerald Queen Casino

November 07 Lewiston, ID Clearwater River Casino

He could be basking in his songwriting accolades, but Jamey Johnson remains a restlessly creative maverick. Since the release of his critically acclaimed Mercury Records debut, That Lonesome Song, Johnson has been featured in Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Los Angeles Times. 2009 is proving to be a banner year for Johnson. He garnered three Grammy nominations, his hit single, “In Color,” won Song of the Year honors at the ACM awards and That Lonesome Song went on to become Johnson’s first gold album. But Johnson shows no signs of slowing down now. He has a brand new song out entitled “My Way To You.” It is the first single from his forthcoming album, which was written by Johnson and Charlie Midnight. The song will be available August 3 as a free download at www.jameyjohnson.com. When Johnson isn’t in the studio working on the new album, he is on the road performing for sold-out crowds. “The road is where it’s at,” says Johnson. “I love it. That’s where you take country music. You don’t get the message out there by sitting at the house.”

Los Angeles Times says Universal South’s Randy Houser is adding “grit to the genre” on his exceptional debut album Anything Goes, which has positioned the Mississippi-born, soul-drenched country singer and songwriter to become one of the next big artists to emerge in the genre. Houser received a great response from both fans and radio programmers with his first single, the gripping, strikingly emotional ballad, “Anything Goes,” which catapulted into the Top 20 after an appearance on Late Show with David Letterman. His current hit single, “Boots On,” is currently No. 6 and climbing the Country radio charts, while the hilarious music video featuring a talented toddler rocking out to the song with his toy guitar has become a YouTube sensation. Both the music video and current single are available on www.randyhouser.com. As a recording artist and live performer, Houser has quickly earned a reputation for having one of the strongest voices in Nashville and is the only new male artist that has reached Top 10 since February 2008.

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CMT, a unit of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 88 million homes in the U.S. CMT and its website, CMT.com, offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and is the top resource for country music on demand. The network’s digital platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Pure Country, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.

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For CMT:
Amanda Murphy

For Jamey Johnson:
Regina Stuve
Universal Music Group

For Randy Houser:
Ebie McFarland
Essential Broadcast Media, LLC


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