“CMT CROSS COUNTRY: JACK INGRAM AND MIRANDA LAMBERT” premieres Aug 27 on CMT LOADED before the network’s Aug 31 premiere

NASHVILLE – August 21, 2007 – CMT CROSS COUNTRY: JACK INGRAM AND MIRANDA LAMBERT will kick-start online when the all-new episode of the acclaimed music series premieres exclusively on the network’s broadband channel CMT LOADED on Monday, August 27. The hour-long episode will go live online a full four days before its television debut and marks the first full-length concert special to premiere on CMT LOADED at CMT LOADED is available online at CMT CROSS COUNTRY: JACK INGRAM AND MIRANDA LAMBERT premieres on CMT on Friday, August 31 at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT.

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CMT LOADED is the largest broadband network designed specifically for country music lovers with thousands of exclusive performances and interviews, hosted series, original productions, plus music videos from across all genres. Available free and on demand at, the 24-hour network features rare or exclusive footage from a wide array of artists, including the biggest stars, emerging artists, bluegrass, alt-country and more. CMT LOADED also features opportunities for user-generated content with contests and promotions, including the online talent search MUSIC CITY MADNESS which launched for a second year on August 1.

CMT, a unit of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and Heartland entertainment, reaching more than 84 million homes in the U.S. CMT and its website,, 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’s broadband channel, CMT Loaded.

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