SIMULCAST/SATELLITE NEWS FEED FOR“MUSIC BUILDS: THE CMT DISASTER RELIEF CONCERT” Airs Live Thursday, May 12 at 9 PM (ET) on CMT

05/11/11

CMT and its pro-social initiative CMT One Country invite media to simulcast, free of charge, the live disaster relief concert MUSIC BUILDS: THE CMT DISASTER RELIF CONCERT when it airs live from Nashville on Thursday, May 12 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. The 90-minute concert special features Hank Williams, Jr. and Alabama, Alan Jackson, Gretchen Wilson, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Ronnie Dunn, Sara Evans, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Tim McGraw, Trace Adkins and many others to raise awareness and funds for those affected by the recent devastating storms, flooding and tornadoes. The evening’s co-hosts include Erin Andrews, Ron White and Robin Meade, with additional artists to be announced. All money raised will benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Relief efforts.
MUSIC BUILDS: THE CMT DISASTER RELIEF CONCERT will highlight a number of regions affected by recent storm, tornado and flooding damage including Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, Ala.; Natchez and Vicksburg, Miss.; Vidalia, La.; Dyersburg and Tiptonville, Tenn.; and Raleigh, N.C. to name a few.

LOGOS/PSA FOR DOWNLOAD: http://www.cmtpress.com/programs/details.cfm?ProgramID=1000123

LIVE STREAM PAGE URL:
http://www.cmt.com/shows/events/music_builds_live_stream/

LINK FOR DONATIONS: http://american.redcross.org/cmttelethon

DATE:      Airs LIVE Thursday, May 12
FEED 1:   9:00-10:30 PM, ET* (line opens at 8:45 PM for testing)
FEED 2:   12:00 – 1:30 AM, ET (line opens at 11:45 PM for testing)
*Refer to “Music Builds: CMT Disaster Relief Concert” for telecast terms and conditions.

SATELLITE COORDINATES:
AMC-9/K24 (KU Analog)
83 degrees west
Downlink Freq: 12180.000 MHz Vertical
Bandwidth: 36 MHz

QUICK FACTS:
•   Visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation to support the American Red Cross Disaster Relief efforts.
•   MUSIC BUILDS: CMT DISASTER RELIEF CONCERT is a closed event; no tickets available to media or general public.
•   Preliminary government reports indicate 600 tornadoes occurred in April, making it the busiest month on record for tornadoes. Early estimates show last week’s storms destroyed or damaged more than 13,000 homes across six states.
•   Since March 31, the Red Cross has opened 122 shelters in 16 states providing more than 8,300 overnight stays to people in need. Monday night alone, more than 1,200 people spent the night in shelters in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, and North Carolina.


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