PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE ‘2011 CMT MUSIC AWARDS’

05/31/11

Shania Twain to Make First Appearance on Show in Seven Years

Pop Sensation Justin Bieber to Present

American Idol’s Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina to Present

Additional Presenters Include Hines Ward, Luke Bryan, Sara Evans, Sheryl Crow,
Train, Kristin Chenoweth, Laura Bell Bundy, Ricky Schroder,
Clay Matthews, Melissa Peterman and Mary Steenburgen


NASHVILLE – May 31, 2011 – The list of stars attending the 2011 CMT MUSIC AWARDS keeps growing with the addition of Shania Twain, Justin Bieber, “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina, Pittsburgh Steelers receiver and “Dancing With The Stars” winner Hines Ward, Sara Evans, Train, Kristin Chenoweth, stars of the CMT original movie “To The Mat” Laura Bell Bundy and Ricky Schroder, Green Bay Packers’ Clay Matthews, actress Melissa Peterman and actress Mary Steenburgen. Previously announced performers Luke Bryan and Sheryl Crow will also present, with Crow serving as this year’s spokesperson for CMT ONE COUNTRY. The 2011 CMT MUSIC AWARDS premieres LIVE on Wednesday, June 8 at 8:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. CT on CMT and CMT.com.

Hosted for a second year by Kid Rock, the 2011 CMT MUSIC AWARDS also includes performers, Big & Rich, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Toby Keith and the Incognito Banditos and Zac Brown Band. Tickets to the 2011 CMT MUSIC AWARDS are sold out, but there are opportunities to win tickets to the 10th annual awards show on CMT.com. For more information as it becomes available, follow CMT on Twitter (@FollowCMT) with hashtag #CMTawards, text AWARDS to 32709 to get alerts on your phone or become a fan of the CMT MUSIC AWARDS on Facebook.

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*EDITORS: The 2011 CMT MUSIC AWARDS will premiere LIVE on Wednesday, June 8 at 8:00 PM, Eastern and 7:00 PM, Central; and at 9:00 PM, Mountain and 8:00 PM, Pacific (tape delayed).

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