TOBY KEITH, BRAD PAISLEY, RASCAL FLATTS AND TAYLOR SWIFT TO PERFORM AT THE “2009 CMT MUSIC AWARDS” AT NASHVILLE’S SOMMET CENTER

04/21/09

Tickets On-Sale Saturday, May 2; Ticket Prices Start as Low as $25

NASHVILLE – April 21, 2009 – Country music’s biggest stars, including Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts and Taylor Swift will rock Nashville’s Sommet Center when the 2009 CMT MUSIC AWARDS premieres LIVE on Tuesday, June 17 on CMT and CMT.com. Tickets to the eighth annual fan-voted awards show honoring country music’s elite will go on-sale Saturday, May 2.

Ticket prices start at $25 and will go up to $99 for a ticket package that includes a seat on the red carpet, as well as the main show. Tickets to the 2009 CMT MUSIC AWARDS at the Sommet Center in Nashville go on sale Saturday, May 2 at 10 a.m., CT and are available at the Sommet Center Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000, online at CMT.com and ticketmaster.com.

Fan voting for the 2009 CMT MUSIC AWARDS began on April 13 and continues through May 11, only at CMT.com, where fans will select the top nominees in each of the categories. On Tuesday, May 19, CMT will announce the four finalists in each of the categories, except VIDEO OF THE YEAR. Fans can then vote online at CMT.com through June 14 to determine the winners of the 2009 CMT MUSIC AWARDS. The final nominees for VIDEO OF THE YEAR will be announced at the beginning of the live show and fans can vote at CMT.com throughout the live broadcast (ET/CT only) to determine the night’s big winner.

Visit CMT's press-only web site www.cmtmusicawardspress.com
for more information about the 2009 CMT MUSIC AWARDS and media credentialing

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 88 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 350 digital media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Harmonix, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Noggin, The N, AddictingGames, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, Spike TV, TV Land, Atom, GameTrailers and Xfire.

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