CODY ALAN AND CREW HEAD TO THE SUNSHINE STATE FOR THE SECOND STOP OF THE “CMT RADIO LIVE WITH CODY ALAN ON TOUR”

08/02/10

CMT and Westwood One Present A Free Concert Featuring Justin Moore and Steel Magnolia in Ft. Myers on Sunday, August 15

Fans Can Choose The Final Market Of The Tour With The "Bring CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan To Your City" Competition


NASHVILLE – August 2, 2010 – CMT RADIO LIVE WITH CODY ALAN heads to Ft. Myers, Fla. for the second stop on the CMT RADIO LIVE WITH CODY ALAN ON TOUR. Alan, along with local affiliate Gator Country 101.9 FM (WWGR-FM), will broadcast live and host a free outdoor concert for fans featuring The Valory Music Co.’s Justin Moore and Big Machine’s Steel Magnolia on Sunday, August 15 at 2:00 p.m. at the Market Plaza in Gulf Coast Town Center. CMT RADIO LIVE WITH CODY ALAN ON TOUR is a six market tour that kicked off this June in Dallas-Ft.Worth, Texas with LeAnn Rimes and Lee Brice.

Throughout the year, Alan and crew will visit three more CMT RADIO LIVE markets, and the sixth market on this tour will be decided by fans with the ‘Bring CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan to Your City’ competition on Eventful which runs through August 31 via cmtradiolive.com and eventful.com/codyalan. CMT is partnering with Eventful so that fans nationwide can Demand CMT RADIO LIVE through their “Demand it!” service, and the top U.S. city with the most Demands will win. For more information on tour markets and dates, visit cmtradiolive.com.

CMT RADIO LIVE airs weeknights from 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. EST and features the latest country music hits along with classic favorites, as well as exclusive interviews and performances, on-location event coverage and live fan interaction via call-ins, emails and instant messaging. CMT RADIO LIVE currently airs in 83 markets nationwide and a four-hour weekly radio broadcast, CMT RADIO LIVE WITH CODY ALAN WEEKENDS, launched in April 2010 and airs in 34 markets.

Since its inception, CMT RADIO LIVE WITH CODY ALAN has garnered national media attention from Billboard, People, E!, OK! and others for Alan’s in-depth artist interviews. Alan was named the 2010 National On Air Personality of the Year by the Academy of Country Music, and is a guest columnist for Country Weekly.

The CMT Radio Network is a broadcasting partner to Westwood One and seeks to provide the most complete coverage of music and entertainment news available to country radio stations around the United States and has over 150 active affiliates. Stations interested in airing CMT RADIO LIVE WITH CODY ALAN or interested in becoming a CMT Radio Network affiliate should contact Westwood One.

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Born and raised in Poyen, Arkansas (Pop. 272), Southern Country Stylist Justin Moore embodies the soul and character of a kid from a small town in both life and in music with his tough-talking, straight-shooting brand of Country music. Lauded as Billboard’s “New Country Artist of 2009,” Moore was the only new Country artist last year to earn #1 single status (for his hometown anthem “Small Town USA”). The success of "Small Town USA" made the Arkansas native the first solo artist to have a song from his/her debut album go to #1 since Taylor Swift's "Our Song" (from her Big Machine Records self-titled release) in December 2007. The hit has sold over a half million downloads to-date. The 2010 CMT Music Award Nominee’s follow-up single, “Backwoods,” was a Top 5 hit and his new single, “How I Got To Be This Way” has already reached Top 25 status. Moore’s self-titled album, which debuted on the Billboard Top 200’s Top 10, was recognized as one of the best albums of 2009 by The New York Times. Moore is currently performing on the main stage of Brad Paisley’s H20 World Tour. www.moorejustinmusic.com

CMT’s Can You Duet? Season 2 winners Steel Magnolia (Meghan Linsey and Joshua Scott Jones) captivated America with their dynamic harmonies and musicianship that is 1 part Country and 2 parts Southern Soul. Their win landed them a record deal with Big Machine Records – the home of Taylor Swift -- and Steel Magnolia’s debut single, “Keep On Lovin’ You,” skyrocketed into the Top 5 on the Billboard Country Songs Chart and landed on the Valentine’s Day Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. The debut single has earned 1 million downloads to-date. Multiple 2010 CMT Music Award AND 2010 Academy of Country Music Award nominees, Steel Magnolia will tour throughout the summer on Brad Paisley’s “H20 World Tour.” Steel Magnolia’s highly-anticipated full-length Big Machine Records debut --- which includes the smash hit power ballad “Just By Being You (Halos & Wings),” will be in stores on September 21. www.steelmagnoliamusic.com

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 90 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.

Westwood One delivers more country music programming than any other radio network. In addition to CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan, Westwood One’s country music lineup includes CMT Radio Network, CMT Radio Insider, Country Countdown USA with Lon Helton, The Country 6-pack music series, America’s Grand Ole Opry Weekend, Stars of Country, and more. Westwood One is also a partner of the Academy of Country Music Awards and produces a live remote broadcast from the event each year. Westwood One’s country music programming airs on over 2000 stations nationwide in more than 200 markets.

Westwood One (NASDAQ: WWON) is one of the nation’s largest providers of network radio programming and one of the largest domestic providers of traffic information in the U.S. Westwood One serves more than 5,000 radio and 170 TV stations in the U.S. Westwood One provides over 150 news, sports, music, talk and entertainment programs, features and live events to numerous media partners. Through its Metro Traffic business, Westwood One provides traffic reporting and local news, sports and weather to approximately 2,200 radio and TV stations. Westwood One also provides digital and other cross-platform delivery of its Network and Metro Traffic content to over 700 radio, television and newspaper affiliates.

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