CMT TO PARTNER WITH KICKER COUNTRY STAMPEDE FOR EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE OF FOUR-DAY FESTIVAL WITH COUNTRY’S BIGGEST SUPERSTARS

01/22/14

CMT HOT 20 COUNTDOWN to Reveal the Complete Star-Studded Kicker Country Stampede Line-Up this Saturday

NASHVILLE – January 22, 2014 – In a deal announced today, CMT will serve as the exclusive national TV partner for the 19th annual Kicker Country Stampede this summer, bringing coverage of the massive festival to CMT, CMT.com and CMT Radio. Country superstars Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Chris Young, Joe Nichols, Dustin Lynch, Thomas Rhett, Charlie Worsham, Tyler Farr, Joe Diffie, Jon Pardi, Sarah Darling, 6 Degrees West and Logan Mize are among the performers for the four-day festival in Manhattan, Kan., on June 26 – 29, 2014. Additional performances will be announced this weekend during CMT HOT 20 COUNTDOWN, premiering Saturday, January 25 at 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., ET/PT. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.countrystampede.com.

Kicker Country Stampede is an annual, four-day country music and lifestyles festival held the last full weekend in June at Tuttle Creek State Park in Manhattan, Kan., located less than an hour from Topeka and Salina and two hours from Wichita, Kansas City, Lincoln and Omaha. The event features multiple live stages with performances from today’s biggest stars, mouth-watering vendor food, shopping, interactive exhibits, an on-site saloon, camping and more.   

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   CMT, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 92 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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Amanda Murphy (CMT)         615-335-8408         amanda.murphy@cmt.com
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