or


[11/01/07 - 11:58 AM]
ABC Celebrates Country Music with Programming, Special Guest Stars and Appearances Leading Up to the "The 41st Annual Cma Awards"
Among the appearances: LeAnn Rimes on "Dancing With the Stars" and Wynonna on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."

[via press release from ABC]

ABC CELEBRATES COUNTRY MUSIC WITH PROGRAMMING, SPECIAL GUEST STARS AND APPEARANCES LEADING UP TO THE "THE 41ST ANNUAL CMA AWARDS"

ABC Television, the official broadcast home of "Country Music's Biggest Night,�" is getting the festivities started early with programming celebrating the best of Country Music leading up to the big gala, "The 41st Annual CMA Awards," airing live WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network from the Sommet Center in Nashville.

From primetime to daytime and ABC.com, ABC is going Country! Highlights include:

Monday, Oct. 29 -- Thursday, Nov. 8 � Disney-ABC Television Group will be presenting exclusive coverage leading up to "The 41st Annual CMA Awards" with "The Countdown to Country Music's Biggest Night" on ABC.com. The coverage will include nine daily shows and one live event which will also be available at CMAAwards.com and will be distributed to our mobile partners and ABC affiliates. ABC Digital Media will be producing a daily five-minute show for the nine days prior to the CMA Awards, hosted by former Miss Tennessee Ashley Eicher and Capitol Records Recording Artist Luke Bryan. In an entertainment/news format, "Countdown to Country Music's Biggest Night" will cover the events that take place during the week leading up to the CMA Awards. It will also feature interviews with Country Music artists, coverage of the "Nashville Celebrates Country" events surrounding the Awards and much more. The first show went live on Wednesday October 31, and a new show will premiere every day through Wednesday November 7. On November 7, ABC.com will stream a three-hour live red carpet show from 5:00-8:00 p.m., ET, leading up to the premiere of "The 41st Annual CMA Awards" on ABC at 8:00-11:00 p.m., ET. The live red carpet show will also be simulcast live on ABC Mobile -- a network first. The final and ninth daily show is a post-event/party wrap-up show that will be available online Thursday, November 8. The daily and live red carpet shows are produced in full by the ABC.com Digital Media Group.

Friday, Nov. 2 � "Jimmy Kimmel Live" -- Two-time Grammy Award-winning Country singer LeAnn Rimes stops by the show to perform a single from her new album, "Family." Rimes has sold more than 37 million records and has scored numerous hit singles, among them "One Way Ticket," "I Need You," "Nothin' �Bout Love Makes Sense," "Probably Wouldn't Be This Way," "Can't Fight the Moonlight" -- which was a #1 song in 11 countries -- and "How Do I Live?," which was the longest running single ever on the Billboard Hot 100, spending a record-setting 69 weeks on the chart. Rimes has written children's books, acted in film and on television, and has become a musical icon both in the U.S. and in Europe.

Sunday, Nov. 4 � "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" -- Country superstar Wynonna travels to Cheyenne, Wyoming and visits the construction site of the Miller family, a passionate, animal loving family whose lives and home have been dedicated to saving unwanted and abused animals, many of which were close to being put to death in shelters. Wynonna, an animal lover herself, performs a heartfelt cover of the Foreigner song, "I Wanna Know What Love is," for the volunteers. She also helps welcome the family back home, along with Ty and the "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" gang, at the reveal, when the Millers are presented with a new dog and cat day care space, in addition to their newly, renovated home. A world-renowned vocalist and entertainer, Wynonna has accumulated sales totals as a solo artist in excess of ten million units and 13 top ten hits on the charts, and has celebrated 20 #1 hits and a multitude of gold and platinum records throughout her 23-year musical journey. Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music and her life story, this phenomenal music icon continues to touch the hearts and souls of many with her powerful, soulful voice and presence.

Monday, Nov. 5 � "The View" -- Country Music superstars Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn of the multi-platinum duo Brooks & Dunn will perform a song from their new album, "Cowboy Town." The most lauded duo in CMA Awards history, Brooks & Dunn are nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year again in 2007. They have won the category a record 14 times and have received 45 career nominations, which places them behind only Alan Jackson, George Strait and Vince Gill for most nominations in the history of the Awards.

Tuesday, Nov. 6 � "Dancing with the Stars" -- On the eve of the CMA Awards, it's Country Music night at "Dancing," and LeAnn Rimes will be performing two songs. The next night on the CMA Awards, Rimes will perform "When You Love Someone Like That," a duet with Reba McEntire. She will also be sharing segment hosting duties during the three-hour gala with multiple artists including James Denton, Sara Evans, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Kate Walsh.

Wednesday, Nov. 7 � "Good Morning America" -- CMA Awards multiple-nominated duo Big & Rich (John Rich and Big Kenny Alphin) will wake up America and then celebrate into the night for the CMA Awards. The "Good Morning America" concert event will take place on The Chevy Stage at the Sommet Center's outside plaza at the corner of Broadway and Fifth Avenue in Nashville, and is presented by Chevrolet. The duo scored multiple CMA Award nominations in 2007, including Vocal Duo and Single of the Year for "Lost in This Moment" (which they also produced). Rich was also nominated as a songwriter with Keith Anderson and Rodney Clawson for "Lost in This Moment," Big & Rich's first # 1 single.

Country Music's superstars and the industry's elite will gather to recognize and celebrate the best and brightest performers, songwriters, record producers and music video directors on "The 41st Annual CMA Awards." Some of the performers will include Jason Aldean, Rodney Atkins, Big & Rich, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, George Strait, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Josh Turner, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban. Reba McEntire will perform a duet with LeAnn Rimes. Also, Academy Award-winning actor Jamie Foxx will join reigning CMA Awards Vocal Group of the Year Rascal Flatts for a duet performance and the Eagles will perform in their first-ever awards show performance. CMA Awards presenters announced include Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Jason Michael Carroll, Bucky Covington, Jewel with Ty Murray, Kid Rock, Montgomery Gentry and Dwight Yoakam. Emerson Drive will present CMA Awards in pre-telecast festivities. Additional artists and presenters will be added to the lineup and announced soon.

"The 41st Annual CMA Awards" is a production of the Country Music Association. Walter C. Miller is the executive producer and Robert Deaton is the producer. Paul Miller is the director. David Wild is the writer. The special will be shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.





  [november 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION (HGTV)





[01/20/21 - 08:39 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "NCIS" Returns on Top for CBS
The Eye wins the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49 with its drama lineup.

[01/20/21 - 07:14 AM]
The CW Network Sets "Super" Tuesday Event with Entire Night Dedicated to "Superman & Lois" on Tuesday, February 23
The premiere will be expanded to 90 minutes, bumping the return of "The Flash" to the following Tuesday, March 2.

[01/20/21 - 02:05 AM]
Netflix UK Commissions "Heartstopper," A New 8-Part Live Action Series from See-Saw Films
"This is a story that deserves to be told," said Alexi Wheeler, Director, Kids & Family Content.

[01/19/21 - 12:01 PM]
Hallmark Channel Announces "Love Ever After" Month with All New Movies, Return of the Networks Hit Series and More This February
The all new romance movies include "Beverly Hills Wedding" (February 6), "Playing Cupid" (February 13), "Valentine's Again" (February 14), "Mix up in the Mediterranean" (February 20), and "It Was Always You" (February 27).

[01/19/21 - 12:00 PM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Announces All New "Crossword Mysteries" and "Chronicle Mysteries" Movies, Along with Marathons of Your Favorite Mysteries All February
Look for said installments on Sunday, February 14 and Sunday, February 21, respectively.

[01/19/21 - 11:02 AM]
TNT's #1 New Cable Drama "Snowpiercer" Receives Third Season Order
Season two premieres on Monday, January 25 at 9:00/8:00c on TNT.

[01/19/21 - 11:00 AM]
HBO's "Euphoria" Second Special Episode to Premiere Early on HBO Max on January 22
The first special episode, "Trouble Don't Last Always," debuted December 6 on HBO and had an early streaming premiere on HBO Max starting December 4.

[01/19/21 - 10:49 AM]
Crackle Announces the Premiere of Original College Football Documentary Series "Bucket List," Available For Free on Crackle February 1
The series follows outspoken college football legend, Brian "The Boz" Bosworth, as he tours eight of the best destinations in college football today, interviewing coaches, former star players and fans to determine why each stadium deserves a spot on every fan's bucket list.

[01/19/21 - 10:32 AM]
The Biggest Band Breakups, Icons of Pop Music, Celebrity True Crime Mysteries and a Spy Thriller Highlight a February 2021 Lineup with All New Original Stories
"Breaking the Band," "Geraldo Rivera's Murder in the Family" and "World's Most Evil Killers" are among the returning Reelz series.

[01/19/21 - 10:29 AM]
HBO's "Black Art: In the Absence of Light" Debuts February 9
The film is a testament to the indelible contributions of Black American artists in today's contemporary art world.

[01/19/21 - 10:04 AM]
NAACP Announces New Air Date for the 52nd NAACP Image Awards
Previously set for February 20, the event will now air live on BET on March 27.

[01/19/21 - 10:03 AM]
Brad Paisley & Blake Shelton to Host "Grand Ole Opry: 95 Years of Country Music" on Sunday, Feb. 14 on NBC
For almost a century, the Grand Ole Opry has celebrated the past, present and future of country music, showcasing a mix of country legends and the contemporary chart-toppers who have followed in their footsteps.

[01/19/21 - 10:01 AM]
French-Hebrew Language Thriller "Possessions" to Debut on HBO Max on January 28
The series tells the story of Natalie, a young French expatriate in Israel, is charged with the murder of her husband on their wedding night.

[01/19/21 - 09:03 AM]
BET Greenlights Third Season for Hit Scripted Drama "Tyler Perry's Sistas"
The series renewal lands in anticipation of the mid-season premiere of "Tyler Perry's Sistas" Wednesday, January 27 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/19/21 - 09:01 AM]
Video: "Nadiya Bakes" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Delightful cakes and heavenly breads pop from the oven as Nadiya Hussain returns to baking, her happy place, and spotlights creative kindred spirits.