DOLLY PARTON, WYNONNA, BARBARA MANDRELL, JAMES DENTON, MELISSA PETERMAN AND CHRISTOPHER RICH ADDED TO STAR-STUDDED CMT SPECIAL, “CMT GIANTS,” HONORING REBA MCENTIRE

09/13/06

Tickets To Go On-Sale Saturday, September 16

NASHVILLE – September 13, 2006 – The stars are coming out for the CMT special “CMT GIANTS - REBA,” honoring the legendary Reba McEntire. Just added are performances by Dolly Parton and Wynonna; with Barbara Mandrell, James Denton (“Desperate Housewives”), Melissa Peterman (“Reba”) and Christopher Rich (“Reba”) joining the evening’s celebration as presenters. CMT GIANTS will be taped before a live audience on Thursday, October 26 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Tickets will go on sale Saturday, Sept. 16 at www.ticketmaster.com. Portions of the ticket proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity, which partners with CMT One Country, CMT’s pro-social initiative.

Reba McEntire has been the leading lady of country music for over 20 years and now, for one special night, the stars of music, film and television will pay tribute to their favorite redhead in the new special CMT GIANTS - REBA, premiering Saturday, November 18 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT, and featuring live performances by previously announced artists Faith Hill, Trisha Yearwood, Kelly Clarkson, Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles and LeAnn Rimes.

In CMT GIANTS - REBA, McEntire will be honored for her illustrious career, which includes 33 No. 1 hits, 29 albums, 15 American Music Awards, 12 Academy of Country Music Awards, seven Country Music Association Awards, two Grammy’s and the CMT Johnny Cash Visionary Award. CMT GIANTS will feature musical superstars singing some of Reba’s biggest hits and a special performance by the honoree herself.

For more information on CMT GIANTS, log on to www.cmt.com.

CMT GIANTS is produced by Tom Forrest and Taillight TV. Sarah Brock serves as executive producer 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 83 million households in the United States. Go to country music’s biggest web site at www.cmt.com.



Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in Americus, Ga., in 1976, Habitat has built more than 200,000 houses in nearly 100 countries, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1 million people. For more information, visit www.habitat.org.



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Nicole Pope 615-335-8406 nicole.pope@cmt.com



For Reba McEntire:

Jason Owen 615-524-7563 jason.owen@umusic.com

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