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STEVEN TYLER & CARRIE UNDERWOOD TO TEAM AT SUPER BOWL XLVI SATURDAY NIGHT “CMT CROSSROADS” SPECIAL FROM PEPSI SUPER BOWL FAN JAM;


CMT COUNTRY & ROCK SPECIAL TO AIR SATURDAY, FEB. 4 FROM PEPSI COLISEUM


NASHVILLE – January 20, 2012 -- CMT CROSSROADS returns as part of the PEPSI SUPER BOWL FAN JAM in Indianapolis as rock legend STEVEN TYLER and country music superstar, CARRIE UNDERWOOD combine their talents for a spectacular night of music. The show will originate from the Pepsi Coliseum at the Indiana State Fair Grounds. The concert is a private event.

   CMT CROSSROADS: STEVEN TYLER & CARRIE UNDERWOOD FROM THE PEPSI SUPER BOWL FAN JAM premieres on CMT on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 11 pm, ET/10 pm, CT.
   
Aerosmith lead singer, Steven Tyler has established himself as one of the most popular rock and roll vocalists. Aerosmith rose to fame in the 1970s when they released the albums Toys in the Attic and Rocks. “Sweet Emotion” became their first Top 40 hit in 1975, followed by “Walk This Way” and “Last Child.” In 1985, Aerosmith embarked on the “Back in the Saddle Tour” and started to record their new album Done with Mirrors. In the 1980s, Aerosmith released two more albums that produced six Top 20 hits. In 1993, the band released Get a Grip, which became their most successful album, selling 15 million copies, winning two Grammy Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, two American Music Awards, a People’s Choice award, and a Billboard Award. In 2001, Aerosmith played at the Super Bowl XXXV Halftime Show. In 2010, Tyler joined Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez on the judging panel of American Idol.

   Carrie Underwood has proven herself to become one of music’s most powerful and prolific vocalists since winning American Idol in 2005. She’s amassed more than 14 million in album sales and has placed 14 #1 singles on the charts. She is a current Grammy Award nominee for her co-written hit single “Mama’s Song” in the Best Solo Country Vocal Performance category. Additional award accolades include 5 Grammy’s, a 2-time win as the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year, a 3-time win as both the Country Music Association’s and Academy of Country Music’s Female Vocalist winner, 7 CMT Music Awards, 6 American Music Awards, and many more. She is also a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry.
   
   Underwood and Tyler performed together in 2011 at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. The duo brought the arena crowd to its feet and wowed millions of viewers at home performing Underwood’s #1 song “Undo It” followed by Aerosmith’s smash “Walk This Way.”

   Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood join an elite group of performers who have taped CMT CROSSROADS, the critically-acclaimed series that pairs country music stars with popular artists from other genres—pop, rock, R&B—to play together, swap stories, and share their common love of music. CROSSROADS has aired on CMT for a decade and has featured over 40 musical pairings which have included Bon Jovi and Sugarland; John Mayer and Keith Urban; Kelly Clarkson and Reba McEntire; Joss Stone and LeAnn Rimes; Robert Plant and Alison Krauss; Def Leppard and Taylor Swift; Train and Martina McBride; and The Pretenders and Faith Hill.

   CMT CROSSROADS is produced by Tom Forrest and Kathryn Russ. John Hamlin, Margaret Comeaux and Bill Flanagan serve as executive producers for CMT.

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   CMT, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 93 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.

Artists are subject to change.

PRESS CONTACTS:
Joanna Hunter, NFL, Joanna.hunter@nfl.com, 212-450-2449

Steve Brener, Brener Zwikel & Associates, steveb@bzapr.com, 818-462-5598

Melisa Tezanos, PepsiCo, melisa.tezanos@pepsico.com, 914-253-2599

Cindy McLean, CMT, cindy.mclean@cmt.com, 615-335-8404
Carrie Underwood: Jessie Schmidt, Schmidt Relations, Jessie@schmidtpr.com, 615-851-4917

Steven Tyler: Roger Widynowski, XIX Entertainment, rogerw@xixentertainment.com,
310-746-1919.

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