TAYLOR SWIFT HOSTS THE “CMT ONLINE AWARDS” FROM THE COMFORT OF HER HOME FEBRUARY 5 AT CMT.COM

02/04/08

Winners Announced in One-of-a-Kind Internet Celebration at CMT.com

NASHVILLE – February 4, 2008 – CMT.com will reveal the winners for the second annual CMT ONLINE AWARDS tomorrow, with double-platinum recording artist and first bona-fide country star of the MySpace generation, Taylor Swift, delivering the news straight from her bedroom. The CMT ONLINE AWARDS premieres at CMT.com on Tuesday, February 5 at 7:00 p.m., ET/PT, and make their television debut on Tuesday, February 12 at 11:00-11:30 p.m., ET/PT on CMT. The awards are a one-of-a-kind celebration of Internet excellence.

The CMT ONLINE AWARDS honors the best digital moments of 2007 with original categories including “Not-to-be-Viewed at Work,” “Behind Bars” and “Digitally Active,” along with conventional award categories such as “Number One Streamed Video.” Presenters and guests include Rodney Carrington, Jason Michael Carroll, Bucky Covington, Jennifer Hanson, Shooter Jennings, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Dolly Parton, Danielle Peck, Kellie Pickler, Blake Shelton and Josh Turner. New country group Lady Antebellum also serve as house band for the special, performing from Swift’s garage.

The CMT.COM ONLINE AWARDS will award content with the most online traffic during 2007 at CMT.com. Each winner will be presented with the CMT.com Loaded Mouse Award, a unique hand-painted gold computer mouse mounted inside a genuine mason jar. Log on to CMT.com to view streaming clips of nominated videos.

Click here to view the nominees and streaming videos for the second annual CMT ONLINE AWARDS.

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