“CMT ONE COUNTRY” INVITES VIEWERS TO BID ON ITEMS FROM THE CUSTOM DESIGNED TALENT GIFT BAGS GIVEN AT THE “2007 CMT MUSIC AWARDS”

04/27/07

Online auction via CMTauctions.com to benefit CMT ONE COUNTRY non-profit partners

NASHVILLE – April 27, 2007 – Hot off the heels of the biggest party in country music, the 2007 CMT MUSIC AWARDS, CMT ONE COUNTRY today announces an online auction benefiting non-profit partners of the pro-social initiative via CMTauctions.com. Items available for bidding in the online auction include gifts from the custom designed talent gift bags given to celebrities participating in the 2007 CMT MUSIC AWARDS, as well as autographed memorabilia and donated merchandise from CMT MUSIC AWARDS nominated artists.

The items from the gift bags available in the auction are valued at over $4,000 and include fashion, beauty and technology must-haves from vendors including: Actifirm, Ariat, BeneFit Cosmetics, Disney Vintage, Ejamming® AUDiiO, Five Four Clothing, Paramount Home Entertainment, Kangol, Kork-Ease, Marchon Eyewear, Mossy Oak Apparel, One of a Kind Custom Jewelry by Reve and Moran, Ranahan Jeans, Roar Clothing, Ryan Michael, Sleep Number Beds by Select Comfort, TKO Orlogi, Trafalgar, TRIM, and Vintage Wear Cali.

The auction, benefiting CMT ONE COUNTRY partners America’s Second Harvest, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Habitat for Humanity and the USO (United Service Organizations), launches today and will close on May 10.
The 2007 CMT MUSIC AWARDS premiered on CMT on Monday, April 16 live from The Curb Event Center at Belmont University in Nashville. Hosted by Jeff Foxworthy, the star-studded lineup included show-stopping performances by Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Hank Williams Jr., a special performance by Keith Urban from Australia, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Toby Keith and Bon Jovi. CMT bestowed Kris Kristofferson with the “Johnny Cash Visionary Award,” and honored him with an all-star on-air tribute.

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 America’s Second Harvest, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Habitat for Humanity, Hands On Network and the USO (United Service Organizations). 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: www.CMTONECOUNTRY.com.

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 84 million households in the United States. Go to country music’s biggest web site at www.cmt.com.


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