SATELLITE NEWS FEED FOR THE “2009 CMT MUSIC AWARDS”

06/15/09

Airs Live Tuesday, June 16 at 8 PM (ET) on CMT

***MEDIA ALERT***

SATELLITE NEWS FEED FOR THE
“2009 CMT MUSIC AWARDS”
Airs Live Tuesday, June 16 at 8 PM (ET) on CMT

Hosted by actor/comedian Bill Engvall, the 2009 CMT MUSIC AWARDS premiere Tuesday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m. ET (tape-delayed to the West Coast). CMT’s eighth annual awards show airs live from Nashville’s Sommet Center, and continues to be the genre’s only fan-voted awards.
Footage available via satellite to include:
•   Find out what rapper T-Pain and Taylor Swift have been up to in a special “can’t miss” show open!
•   Performances by country music’s biggest stars including Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and British rockers Def Leppard.
•   Winners as they are announced live.
•   Presenters for this year’s show include American Idol’s Randy Jackson, The O’Reilly Factor’s Bill O’Reilly, actor Luke Wilson, Victoria’s Secret model Karolina Kurkova, Titan’s quarterback Kerry Collins, Kid Rock, Ted Nugent, comedian Terry Fator, host of CMT’s Singing Bee Melissa Peterman, Dancing With The Stars’ champions Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas, and rap artist T-Pain. In addition, country stars Rodney Atkins, Billy Currington, Julianne Hough, Naomi Judd, Allison Krauss, Naomi Judd, Martina McBride, Heidi Newfield, Lee Ann Womack and CMT’s Katie Cook and Lance Smith will present.
•   And more! For information about the CMT Music Awards, visit www.cmtmusicawardspress.com.

DATE:      Airs LIVE Tuesday, June 16
TIME:      8:00-10:30 PM, ET* (line opens at 7:45 PM for testing)

SATELLITE COORDINATES:
AMC-9/K5 (KU Analog)
83 degrees west
Downlink Freq: 11800 MHz Horizontal
Bandwidth: 36 MHz

*BROADCAST RESTRICTIONS FOR NEWS COVERAGE:
For news purposes only, you may air 30 seconds per clip not to exceed five minutes total within the given time frame. Excerpts may be used up to seven days from June 16 premiere. You must source/provide on-screen credit to “CMT” as footage is being aired. Use is granted on a quit claim basis. Any broadcast or other use of any portion of the 2009 CMT MUSIC AWARDS requires additional specific written permission.

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