COREY SMITH’S NEW MUSIC VIDEO “MAYBE NEXT YEAR,” TO MAKE WORLDWIDE DEBUT ON CMT AND CMT.COM THIS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16

11/15/11

NASHVILLE -- CMT and CMT.com will host the worldwide debut of Average Joe’s Entertainment’s Corey Smith’s new music video, “Maybe Next Year,” this Wednesday, November 16, 2011. In addition to the exclusive airing, Smith will also take part in a live chat on Facebook, kicking off at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT on Nov. 16 where fans can ask questions and interact directly. “Maybe Next Year” is the new single from Smith’s 2011 release, The Broken Record, and showcases the very relatable crossroads everyone faces into adulthood.

   “Although I wrote "Maybe Next Year" in my late 20's, I think it serves as a friendly reminder of the fact that we can all use a little self-improvement, no matter how old we are,” shares Smith. “I'm happy that fans will be getting to see the song come to life in such a vivid way. I hope they are as pleased with the video as I am.”

   “Maybe Next Year” will premiere across CMT’s multiple properties including CMT, CMT.com, CMT Pure, CMT Mobile, the CMT Insider App and CMT’s social media outlets. CMT is the only country music network in the unique position to provide world premiere exclusives to fans on demand, on several platforms.
   
In addition to the release of his new video, CMT.com will launch the “Maybe Next Year Sweepstakes” later this month. The contest will allow fans to send photos of themselves finishing the phrase, “Maybe Next Year…” for the chance to be the Grand Prize winner. The Grand Prize includes a private opera box to see Corey Smith live at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, SC on December 31, 2011. The trip includes round-trip airfare for two, a one night hotel stay, transportation to and from the airport, a food and beverage allowance, goody bags from both the House of Blues and Corey Smith, and a meet and greet with Smith backstage.

   “Maybe Next Year” was directed and produced by David Poag through Team Genius and filmed in Nashville, Tennessee.
   
For more information, please stay tuned to www.cmt.com and www.coreysmith.com.

About Corey Smith
A quintessentially indie performer with a dedicated following, Corey Smith was recently included in “Ones to Watch for 2011” by Country Weekly. Thanks to his astonishing gift for crafting addictive, soulful songs and the high-energy reputation of his shows, he has now signed a record deal with Average Joe’s Entertainment and recently released the album, The Broken Record, with a refreshing remake of his popular hit, “Maybe Next Year,” serving as the current single from that album.

About CMT/Viacom
CMT, a unit of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 93 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.

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PRESS CONTACTS:

For CMT
Amanda Murphy
(615) 335-8408
amanda.murphy@cmt.com

For Corey Smith
Essential Broadcast Media, LLC
Ebie McFarland / Leigh Parr
(615) 327-3259
ebie@ebmediapr.com / leigh@ebmediapr.com


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