“CMT TOP 20 COUNTDOWN” CATCHES UP WITH SENATOR HILLARY CLINTON IN CHARLOTTE, N.C.

04/30/08



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“CMT TOP 20 COUNTDOWN” CATCHES UP WITH SENATOR HILLARY CLINTON IN CHARLOTTE, N.C.

Clinton Talks Campaigning, Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson in This Week’s Episode

NASHVILLE – April 30, 2008 – New York Senator and Democratic Presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, appears on this week’s CMT TOP 20 COUNTDOWN. CMT’s Lance Smith caught up with Clinton at an election rally at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C. where she talked about her campaign, her time in the White House as First Lady and, of course, country music – including a song written about her by country legend, Merle Haggard. Smith and Clinton also chatted about Willie Nelson, who celebrates his 75th birthday this week. CMT TOP 20 COUNTDOWN featuring this interview with Clinton, as well as country superstar Dierks Bentley, premieres on Friday, May 2 at 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., and will encore on Saturday, May 3 at 11:00 – 1:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 4 at 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. All times are ET/PT.

CMT TOP 20 COUNTDOWN, a 2-hour weekly show hosted by CMT’s Lance Smith, brings country music’s hottest artists, rising stars and biggest names as they move up the CMT video chart with interviews and world video premieres.

***Photo attached features Senator Clinton with CMT's Lance Smith -- photo credit: Kristi Boyd/CMT

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