CMT TAKES THE BULL BY THE HORNS IN THE ALL NEW ONE-HOUR SPECIAL “POSSE: THE YOUNG GUNS OF PBR” PREMIERING SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12 AT 8PM ET/PT

11/24/09



NASHVILLE – November 24, 2009 – POSSE: THE YOUNG GUNS OF PBR follows eight up and coming professional bull riders on their journey across America trying to become the next PBR champion. This one-hour special takes a deeper look at these hopefuls as they not only master the bulls, but also juggle relationships, families, finances and egos. POSSE: THE YOUNG GUNS OF PBR premieres on Saturday, December 12 at 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., ET/PT on CMT.

The cast of POSSE: THE YOUNG GUNS OF PBR includes:

•   Ryan Dirteater (age 20, from Hulbert, OK.) - Won the Dickies Invitational in Dallas, Texas in January 2009.
•   Austin Meier (age 22, from Kinta, OK.) - The 2008 season was his best yet with five top ten finishes, and the winner of the first ever PBR Team Shootout.
•   Skeeter Kingsolver (age 20, from McLouth, KS.) - Dubbed “The Royal Solution” by PBR announcer Justin McKee.
•   Brian Canter (age 22, from Randleman, NC.) - Won North Carolina High School Rodeo Association Finals two years in a row.
•   Shane Proctor (age 24, from Grand Coulee, WA.) - Obtained a rodeo scholarship to Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming.
•   Jessi Mauney-Proctor (age 27, from Mooresville, NC.) - Married to Shane Proctor. Reigning Queen of the wives and girlfriends of PBR.
•   Sean Willingham (age 28, from Summerville, GA.) - His “swagger” and “throw caution to the wind” attitude towards bull riding comes from his experience with other extreme sports.
•   Kasey Hayes (age 24, from Liberal, KS.) - Rides with a face mask after a serious injury after going head to head with a bull at age of 12.

To meet the cast and get a sneak peek of the series go to http://www.cmt.com/shows/dyn/posse/series.jhtml

POSSE: THE YOUNG GUNS OF PBR is pressure packed with personal dramas, eight second make-or-break career moves and intense competition between the riders. The “Young Guns” are no strangers to the arena, but with a new season starting the stakes become higher than ever and each rider will have to find a way to handle the pressure if they want to be champion. The “Posse” of newcomers is in for a wild ride in a sport that involves two ton raging bulls, a tough life on the road and no room for error.

POSSE: THE YOUNG GUNS OF THE PBR is created and executive produced by Randy Bernard of the PBR, Eric Bischoff, Jason Hervey of Bischoff-Hervey Entertainment and Thom Oliphant of Cloudland TV. Claire McCabe and Bob Kusbit are executive producers for CMT.

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