RASCAL FLATTS MAKES ONE MOTHER’S DREAM COME TRUE IN NEW CMT SPECIAL, "FAN MAIL" 

05/16/06

Half-hour Special Premieres Friday, June 2 at 10:30 P.M.

NASHVILLE – May 16, 2006 – Rascal Flatts surprises one deserving family with an exclusive home performance and CMT shares this inspirational story in the new half-hour special, FAN MAIL, premiering Friday, June 2 at 10:30 p.m., ET/PT.

The country super group, Rascal Flatts, receives thousands of fan letters on any given day, but one letter in particular moved them to take action.  Anne Marie Swindle, mother of nine year old daughter Hilary, wrote a letter to the band, detailing her daughter's extraordinary story and the healing power of their hit single, "I'm Movin' On."  Hilary has cerebral palsy and had never before spoken until the one day she finally spoke after watching the video for "I'm Movin' On."  After receiving the letter, Rascal Flatts travels to the family’s home in Alabama for a special performance of the song that made this one mother’s dream come true.

In the six short years since the release of Rascal Flatts debut self-titled album, Gary LeVox, Joe Don Rooney and Jay DeMarcus, have scanned over 10 million units. The band’s latest album Me And My Gang is certified double platinum with sales of 2 million copies, in less than two months.  Feels Like Today is certified quadruple platinum for sales of more than 4 million units while Rascal Flatts and Melt are each certified double platinum.

FAN MAIL will re-air on Saturday, June 3 at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, June 4 at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 6 at 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, June 7 at 10:00 p.m. All times are ET/PT.

FAN MAIL is produced by Authentic Entertainment. John Fitzgerald serves as executive 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 more than 82.5 million households in the United States. Go to country music’s biggest web site at www.cmt.com.

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