COUNTRY MUSIC LEGEND HANK WILLIAMS JR. GOES INTO THE WILD WITH FELLOW STARS IN“CMT IN THE MOMENT: HANK JR.’S GUIDE TO THE GREAT OUTDOORS” PREMIERING SATURDAY, JUNE 17 AT 10PM ET/PT

05/30/06

CMT Goes Hunting And Fishing With Hank Williams Jr. As He Guides Friends Lee Ann Womack And Joe Nichols On Wild Expeditions

NASHVILLE – MAY 30, 2005 – For over five decades, Hank Williams Jr. has been a country music superstar. His carefree and uncensored attitude, along with his musical genius, have made him a crossover sensation. Among his fans are fellow country music artists Lee Ann Womack and Joe Nichols. CMT captures Williams’ absolute passion for the outdoors as he guides Womack and Nichols on separate outdoor expeditions in CMT IN THE MOMENT: HANK JR.’S GUIDE TO THE GREAT OUTDOORS premiering Saturday, June 17 at 10pm ET/PT.

In the one-hour CMT IN THE MOMENT: HANK JR.’S GUIDE TO THE GREAT OUTDOORS, Hank Jr. takes rising star, Joe Nichols, to rural Paris, Tennessee for his first ever turkey hunt and takes country music sweetheart, Lee Ann Womack to Apalachicola, Florida for a day of intense deep sea fishing. Hunting and fishing have been part of Hank Jr.’s life since childhood and remain two of his favorite pastimes. During these outings, CMT captures the “real” Hank Jr. by documenting candid conversations and rare life experiences he openly shares with Womack and Nichols.

Hank Williams Jr. is a five-time Entertainer of the Year and has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide and will release his seventieth album this year. Williams holds the distinction of being the first country artist to ever win an Emmy, a feat he repeated 1990 through 1993 for his Monday Night Football anthem, “Are You Ready for Some Football?” Recently, CMT presented Williams with the distinguished "Johnny Cash Visionary Award."

IN THE MOMENT was created and is executive produced by George Moll of County Line Productions. Moll created and produced the hit VH1 series “Behind the Music” and has also developed and produced original programming for CMT, TV Land and BBC. Lewis Bogach is executive producer for CMT. Paul Villadolid and Sarah Brock are executives in charge of production for CMT.

CMT, America’s No. 1 country music network, carries original programming, specials, and live concerts and events, as well as a mix of videos by established country music artists and new cutting-edge acts, including world premiere exclusive videos. Founded March 6, 1983, CMT, owned and operated by MTV Networks, reaches 82.5 million households in the United States. Go to country music’s biggest web site at www.cmt.com.

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