CODY ALAN AND CREW HIT THE ROAD THIS SUMMER WITH “CMT RADIO LIVE WITH CODY ALAN ON TOUR”
CMT and Westwood One Bring CMT RADIO LIVE WITH CODY ALAN To Six Markets Beginning June 30 With Free Concerts In Each City
Fans Can Choose The Final Market With The “Bring CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan To Your City” Competition
NASHVILLE – June 17, 2010 – CMT RADIO LIVE WITH CODY ALAN is hitting the touring circuit this summer with the launch of CMT RADIO LIVE WITH CODY ALAN ON TOUR, a six market tour with its first stop in Dallas-Ft.Worth, Texas. In each selected market, Alan will broadcast live and host a free concert for fans featuring a hot country artist. The tour will kick-off on Wednesday, June 30 in Ft. Worth, Texas and feature LeAnn Rimes and Lee Brice at the famous honky tonk, Billy Bob’s Texas.
Throughout the year, Alan and crew will visit four other 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, launching June 17 and running 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 www.cmtradiolive.com.
"The CMT RADIO LIVE team is excited to have the opportunity to meet our listeners face-to-face and bring them live music for free, starting in Texas!” said Alan. “And I’m thrilled that through the interactive contest, fans of the show are able to have a say in our final tour market."
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 82 markets nationwide and a four-hour weekly radio broadcast, CMT RADIO LIVE WITH CODY ALAN WEEKENDS, launched in April 2010 and airs in 21 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 160 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.
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.
San Diego-based Eventful, Inc., provides the leading service for discovering, sharing, promoting and creating local events throughout the world. Eventful’s community of users enjoys the world’s largest selection of local events, from concerts and sports to singles events and kids’ activities. Eventful provides multi-platform services to its users via www.eventful.com, e-mail programs, mobile applications and content distributed through widgets and apps. Eventful’s unique Demand it! service empowers consumers to influence the location and content of events and entertainment including concerts, movie releases and broadcast radio and television content. Tens of thousands of performers use Eventful Demand to connect with their fans and determine where to tour. Visit Eventful at http://www.eventful.com.
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