CMT ONE COUNTRY OFFERS FANS A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME RED CARPET EXPERIENCE AT THE “2008 CMT MUSIC AWARDS”

03/20/08

Registrants at CMTONECOUNTRY.com through Sunday, March 30 Will be Eligible to Win Red Carpet Seats

NASHVILLE – March 20, 2008 – CMT ONE COUNTRY makes good on the promise that volunteering is indeed rewarding by offering online volunteer registrants with an opportunity to win seats on the red carpet for the 2008 CMT MUSIC AWARDS. From today until Sunday, March 30, registrants who sign up to become CMT ONE COUNTRY volunteers, pledging to forward the initiative’s mission to take action and bring about change in their communities, will be entered into a drawing for a pair of tickets to the red carpet of the 2008 CMT MUSIC AWARDS as country music’s biggest stars make their entrance into the genre’s only fan-voted awards show. More than 90 pairs of tickets to the red carpet will be awarded, for complete rules and details, please visit CMTONECOUNTRY.com.

Hosted by music’s hottest father and daughter, Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus, the 2008 CMT MUSIC AWARDS air live from Nashville’s Curb Event Center at Belmont University on Monday, April 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT* on CMT and CMT.com. Including performances by Carrie Underwood, Sugarland, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Taylor Swift, LeAnn Rimes, Keith Urban and Brooks & Dunn with a special performance by Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus, the 2008 CMT MUSIC AWARDS continues to be the genre’s only fan-voted awards.

Visit CMT's press-only web site www.cmtmusicawardspress.com for more information about the 2008 CMT MUSIC AWARDS and media credentialing.

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, 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 87 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.

*EDITORS: The 2008 CMT MUSIC AWARDS premiere LIVE on Monday, April 14 at 8:00 PM, Eastern and 7:00 PM, Central; and at 9:00 PM, Mountain and 8:00 PM, Pacific (tape delayed).


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