CMT’S SUPERSTAR FEAST WEEKEND BEGINS THANKSGIVING DAY

11/20/07

“A Toby Keith Classic Christmas,” "Billy Ray Cyrus: Home At Last” and “The 41ST Annual CMA Awards” Re-Telecast Highlight CMT’s Thanksgiving Weekend Lineup

NASHVILLE – November 20, 2007 – CMT kicks off the holiday season with a Christmas special from the Big Dog Daddy, the debut of a new four-part special starring one “Achy Breaky” dad, an encore presentation of “Country Music’s Biggest Night™” and a rip-roaring party in honor of Hank Jr. Join CMT as it celebrates a “Superstar Feast Weekend,” beginning at 10:00 a.m.* on Thanksgiving Day.

Highlights from CMT’s holiday weekend schedule are as follows:

Thursday, November 22 (Thanksgiving Day)
10 a.m. – noon
CMT GIANTS: HANK WILLIAMS JR
All of Hank’s rowdy friends including Kid Rock, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Steven Tyler, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Kid Rock, Gretchen Wilson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Buddy Guy, Shooter Jennings and Hank’s daughter Holly pay tribute to the one and only Bocephus.

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
CMT GIANTS: HANK WILLIAMS JR.

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CMA AWARDS 2007 RED CARPET SHOW PRESENTED BY CHEVY
CMT hosts Lance Smith and Katie Cook hit the red carpet for the biggest night in country music. Catch all the glitz and glamour, see the fashions and be part of the excitement with the brightest stars in country music.

8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
41st ANNUAL CMA AWARDS
CMT re-telecasts “Country Music’s Biggest Night™”, which originally premiered on ABC, featuring country’s biggest stars live from Nashville.

Friday, November 23
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
THE 41ST ANNUAL CMA AWARDS

8:00 – 10:00 p.m.
CMT GIANTS: HANK WILLIAMS JR.

Midnight – 2:00 a.m.
CMT GIANTS: HANK WILLIAMS JR.

Saturday, November 24
9:30 – 10:00 p.m.
BILLY RAY CYRUS: HOME AT LAST
Go behind-the-scenes with Billy Ray Cyrus as he navigates Hollywood, a whirlwind tour, and the sensibilities that come with being a father to pop phenom Miley Cyrus, star of the Disney Channel series “Hannah Montana.”

10:00 – 11:00 p.m.
A TOBY KEITH CLASSIC CHRISTMAS
Toby Keith delivers a scaled down performance of Christmas classics reminiscent of a family gathering with a visit from special guest, Jewel.

Sunday, November 25
7:00 – 7:30 a.m.
BILLY RAY CYRUS: HOME AT LAST

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
A TOBY KEITH CLASSIC CHRISTMAS

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.
BILLY RAY CYRUS: HOME AT LAST

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
THE 41ST ANNUAL CMA AWARDS

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
A TOBY KEITH CLASSIC CHRISTMAS

6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
BILLY RAY CYRUS: HOME AT LAST

9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
THE 41ST ANNUAL CMA AWARDS

12:00 – 12:30 a.m.
BILLY RAY CYRUS: HOME AT LAST

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