CMT's PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS FOR 8/11-8/17

08/04/08



Programming Highlights August 11—17, 2008


GONE COUNTRY 2 - SEASON PREMIERE!
Country superstar John Rich has done it again: he's brought 7 pop culture icons down to Tennessee to find out if they have what it takes to Go Country! Can Sean Young, Mikalah Gordon, Lorenzo Lamas, Jermaine Jackson, Chris Kirkpatrick, Irene Cara and Sebastian Bach get into the Nashville lifestyle and write their very own country songs? And can they keep up with all the surprises JR will be tossing their way? Premieres Friday, August 15 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT


OUTSIDERS INN - SEASON PREMIERE!
OUTSIDERS INN begins when McCormick discovers an inn, dubbed Pigeon Manor, which overlooks the Great Smoky Mountains and decides to lease it with the option to buy. Realizing the gravity of this undertaking, McCormick brings in Brown and Wilson to assist her in this new endeavor. While McCormick manages the inn and property, she appoints Brown entertainment director and Wilson assumes the role of master chef. Without much time to settle into their roles, their first guests start checking in. Premieres Friday, August 15 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT


COUNTRY FRIED HOME VIDEOS (episode 6) - PREMIERE!
What makes a home video “country fried”? It could be a belly flopping contest in a mud puddle; shot gun bowling in the backyard; or even the age old favorite, bobbing for trout. Fans interested in submitting their very own “country fried” home movies can go to CMT.com, where they can also check out the best full length clips from each week’s episode. Comedian Bill Engvall hosts CMT’s half-hour series, COUNTRY FRIED HOME VIDEOS. Now in its fourth season, the series features real home videos shot by real people, showing what real Americans do for fun. Premieres Friday, August 15 at 9:30 p.m., ET/PT


ELVIS: VIVA LAS VEGAS - CMT PREMIERE!
This groundbreaking television event that tells the story of how Elvis Presley, the King of Rock-and-Roll, reinvented Las Vegas -- and how it reinvented him. Hosted by Emmy award winning broadcast journalist Elizabeth Vargas, the special produced in cooperation with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., will incorporate rarely seen footage of Elvis performing in Las Vegas, revealing interviews with those closest to him, and special performances from some of today’s top recording stars singing Elvis’ Vegas classics. The stunning music documentary packed full of music performances, fans can see Elvis’ triumphs in Las Vegas and his artistic legacy that continues to live on through contemporary artists of today. Among the legendary performers that pay tribute to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll in this DVD are Toby Keith and Joe Perry performing “Mystery Train;” Faith Hill with the gospel classic “Peace in the Valley;” Chris Isaak and Brandi Carlile combine with “Love Me Tender,” Three 6 Mafia with “In the Ghetto,” Chris Daughtry singing “Suspicious Minds;” and Celine Dion delivering “Can’t Help Falling In Love.” ELVIS: VIVA LAS VEGAS features performances or interviews with:
50 Cent Faith Hill Miranda Lambert Lisa Marie Presley
Beyonce Chris Isaak The Little Willies Priscilla Presley
Brandi Carlile Dwayne Johnson David Lynch Jerry Schilling
Mark Cohn Tom Jones Paul McCartney Patti Scialfa
Chris Daughtry Toby Keith Willie Nelson, Nancy Sinatra
Celine Dion with Joe Perry Jon Bon Jovi and Rob Thomas
Joe Esposito George Klein Richie Sambora Three 6 Mafia
Premieres on CMT Monday, August 11 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT


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