CMT ONE COUNTRY AND RHAPSODY CELEBRATE GIVING BACK AT THE ‘2010 CMT MUSIC AWARDS’
CMT ONE COUNTRY Makes Donations On Behalf Of Winning Artists’ For the Third Consecutive Year
Proceeds From the Purchase of Each Nominated Song On Rhapsody Goes To Support Tennessee Flood Relief
NASHVILLE – May 13, 2010 – CMT ONE COUNTRY continues its commitment to supporting the community at the 2010 CMT MUSIC AWARDS by making donations on winners’ behalf to the charity of their choice for the third year in a row. In addition to honoring winners’ charities, CMT ONE COUNTRY is partnering with Rhapsody® to make donations on behalf of all nominees. From now until Wednesday, June 16, the proceeds from the purchase of any 2010 CMT MUSIC AWARDS nominated song from Rhapsody.com will go to CMT ONE COUNTRY to support Tennessee flood relief. The 2010 CMT MUSIC AWARDS premiere Wednesday, June 9 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT on CMT and CMT.com.
“CMT ONE COUNTRY is honored to once again reward the charities of the winners for the 2010 CMT MUSIC AWARDS,” said Lucia Folk, senior director of public affairs, CMT. “And we are privileged to partner with Rhapsody to support the ongoing flood recovery that will continue for months to come in Nashville and its surrounding communities.”
"Rhapsody is proud to be involved with the CMT ONE COUNTRY initiative and help music fans contribute to ongoing flood relief efforts in Nashville,” said Tim Quirk, vice president of programming for Rhapsody America.
Since starting this initiative in 2008, CMT ONE COUNTRY has donated nearly $100,000 on behalf of winners to their selected charities. Visit CMTONECOUNTRY.com to learn more information about the nominated artists’ charities.
A complete list of the 2010 CMT MUSIC AWARDS nominated artists and directors, and the charities who would receive their donation are below (in alphabetical order):
Trace Adkins: Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN)
Jason Aldean: Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Laura Bell Bundy: Kreative Kids Foundation
Brooks & Dunn: Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Luke Bryan: Shriners Hospitals for Children
Kenny Chesney: PLAN!T NOW
Easton Corbin: CMT ONE COUNTRY
Billy Currington: T.J. Martell Foundation
Darren Doane (Director): World Vision
Trey Fanjoy (Director): MusiCares
Deaton Flanigen (Director): Shalom Foundation
Gloriana: W.O. Smith/Nashville Community Music School
Chris Hicky (Director): Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
Toby Keith: The Toby Keith Foundation
Lady Antebellum: Mocha Club
Miranda Lambert: The Humane Society of East Texas
Dave Matthews: The Horton Fund
Reba McEntire: Smile Train
Tim McGraw: The Neighbor's Keeper Foundation
Brad Paisley: Shjon Podein Children’s Foundation
Kellie Pickler: Wounded Warrior Project (WWP)
Rascal Flatts: The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Michael Salomon (Director): Polycystic Kidney Foundation
Blake Shelton: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Shaun Silva (Director): Magdalene House (Thistle Farms)
Steel Magnolia: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®
Taylor Swift: The American Red Cross
Carrie Underwood: C.A.T.S. Foundation
Keith Urban: FiftyForward
Roman White (Director): St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®
Theresa Wingert (Director): Planned Parenthood
Zac Brown Band: Children’s Autism Hope Project
Hosted by Kid Rock, the 2010 CMT MUSIC AWARDS will air LIVE from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 9 on CMT and CMT.com. Country music’s biggest stars are slated to perform, including Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban, with more to be announced.
Fans can vote online at vote.CMT.com through June 8 to determine the winners. The final nominees for VIDEO OF THE YEAR will be announced at the beginning of the live show and fans can then vote at CMT.com and via text message throughout the live broadcast (ET/CT only) to determine the night’s big winner.
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Rhapsody is a digital music service that lets you listen to any song you want, wherever you are. For a flat monthly fee, subscribers can access Rhapsody’s catalog of over 9 million songs anywhere they want to hear music, including from their PC, laptop, home stereo, TV, MP3 player and mobile device (including the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Android-powered handsets). Rhapsody is based in Seattle. For more information, visit www.rhapsody.com.
CMT ONE COUNTRY, CMT's pro-social initiative, was launched in the fall of 2005 to promote civic participation and inspire CMT viewers to take action and bring about important change in their communities. CMT ONE COUNTRY partners include Feeding America (formerly America’s Second Harvest), Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Habitat for Humanity, Hands On Network and the USO (United Service Organizations), and Children’s Miracle Network. Led by Advisory Board members President Jimmy Carter, Maya Angelou and General Colin Powell, whose combined service to America is legendary,CMTONECOUNTRY.com aims to offer tools to help anyone start making a difference immediately. For more information visit CMTONECOUNTRY.com.
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 90 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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