RELIVE COUNTRY MUSIC’S TOP TUNES WHEN CMT COUNTS DOWN “40 GREATEST SONGS OF THE DECADE” PREMIERING SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13
All New Special Features Exclusive Interviews with Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift and More
NASHVILLE – October 19, 2010 – CMT is celebrating the most successful and influential songs of the past ten years when it counts down country’s most popular videos in an all-new music special, CMT’S 40 GREATEST SONGS OF THE DECADE, premiering Saturday, November 13 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT. The two-hour special will pay tribute to the top 40 videos in country music from 2000-2010, ranging from rowdy party songs and working class anthems, to passionate and fiery love songs; all of which have become fan favorites and staples in country music over the last decade.
Highlighting classics such as Brooks & Dunn’s “Red Dirt Road,” Faith Hill’s “Breathe” and Toby Keith’s “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue,” the special will also incorporate exclusive, brand-new interviews with country music’s biggest stars. Trace Adkins, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift and other famous faces will be on hand providing personal commentary and revealing the stories behind the songs. In addition, archival footage featuring unforgettable moments with country superstars and celebrities will be included while counting down to number one.
40 GREATEST SONGS OF THE DECADE is an original CMT production produced by Shane Caldwell and Jason Belcher. Lewis Bogach and Ritch Sublett serve as executive producers for CMT.
CMT, a unit of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 91 million homes in the U.S. CMT and its website, CMT.com, offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and is the top resource for country music on demand. The network’s digital platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Pure Country, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.
MTV Networks, a division of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world’s leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. The company’s portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 400 digital media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Harmonix, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., TeenNick, AddictingGames, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, SPIKE, TV Land, Atom, GameTrailers and Xfire.
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