SUPERSTAR PERFORMANCES ADDED TO THE LINE-UP FOR THE "2008 CMT MUSIC AWARDS"
Additional Performers Include Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes, Keith Urban and Brooks & Dunn
NASHVILLE � March 18, 2008 � Country music's only fan-voted awards show just got hotter with the addition of country superstars Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes, Keith Urban and Brooks & Dunn to the lineup for the 2008 CMT MUSIC AWARDS. Previously announced performances include Carrie Underwood, Sugarland, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Toby Keith, Alan Jackson, Taylor Swift and a special performance by Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus.
Hosted by Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus, the 2008 CMT MUSIC AWARDS air live from Nashville's Curb Event Center at Belmont University on Monday, April 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT* on CMT and CMT.com. The 2008 CMT MUSIC AWARDS continues to be the genre's only fan-voted awards. Fans can vote online at CMT.com through Friday, April 11 to determine the night's winners.
The 2008 CMT MUSIC AWARDS is produced by Audrey Morrissey and Camouflage Films, Inc. John Hamlin and Margaret Comeaux serve as the executive producers for CMT.
CMT, a unit of Viacom's MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and Heartland entertainment, reaching more than 87 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.
*EDITORS: The 2008 CMT MUSIC AWARDS premiere LIVE on Monday, April 14 at 8:00 PM, Eastern and 7:00 PM, Central; and at 9:00 PM, Mountain and 8:00 PM, Pacific (tape delayed).