RASCAL FLATTS INVITES FANS TO ‘BOB THAT HEAD’ AT THE “2008 CMT MUSIC AWARDS”

03/10/08


Country Supergroup Added to the Performance Line-up

and Asking Fans to Submit Videos Via CMT.COM


NASHVILLE – March 10, 2008 – Three-time nominees, Rascal Flatts, have been added to the performance line-up of the 2008 CMT MUSIC AWARDS. As part of their performance, the group is inviting fans to submit videos via CMT.com for their performance of the song “Bob That Head” off of their album Still Feels Good. From today through April 7, fans are encouraged to upload 20-30 second clips of them “bobbing” their heads and singing along to the "Bob That Head" chorus. During Rascal Flatts 2008 CMT MUSIC AWARDS performance, fan submitted videos will be shown on monitors behind the group. More details available at bobthathead.CMT.com.

"We have often said we have the best fans in the world,“ said Gary Levox of Rascal Flatts. “And now we will see just how creative they are. They have been the best part of our careers, it will be fun to include them into our 2008 CMT MUSIC AWARDS performance. We can't wait!"

Hosted by music’s hottest father and daughter, Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus, the 2008 CMT MUSIC AWARDS air live from Nashville’s Curb Event Center at Belmont University on Monday, April 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT* on CMT and CMT.com. Including performances by Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Sugarland, Taylor Swift and Toby Keith, as well as Billy Ray and Miley, with more performances to be announced, the 2008 CMT MUSIC AWARDS continues to be the genre’s only fan-voted awards.

Visit CMT's press-only web site www.cmtmusicawardspress.com for more information about the 2008 CMT MUSIC AWARDS and media credentialing.

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*EDITORS: The 2008 CMT MUSIC AWARDS premiere LIVE on Monday, April 14 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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