TIM McGRAW, BRAD PAISLEY AND ZAC BROWN BAND ADDED TO THE PERFORMANCE LINE-UP FOR THE "2010 CMT MUSIC AWARDS"
Host Kid Rock Will Also Perform
NASHVILLE - May 18, 2010 - The 2010 CMT MUSIC AWARDS' star-studded perfomer line-up gets even hotter with the addition of country megastars Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and Zac Brown Band on Wednesday, June 9 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. They will take the stage at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena along with recently announced host Kid Rock, who will add performer to his list of duties, and Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban, when country music's only fan-voted awards show airs LIVE on CMT and CMT.com.
CMT will be using the 2010 CMT MUSIC AWARDS as a platform for CMT ONE COUNTRY's efforts to give back to the community and help with Tennessee Flood Relief. By working with CMT ONE COUNTRY partners, Hands on Nashville, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and show sponsor, Rhapsody, CMT hopes the CMT MUSIC AWARDS will help these charities to better serve those families who have been directly impacted by the recent flooding.
Fans can get more information as it becomes available on Twitter (@FollowCMT) or become a fan of the CMT MUSIC AWARDS on Facebook. Also, fans can join the discussion now at CMT.com's community and talk about who they want to see on the show, discuss travel plans and more. CMT also offers fans instant updates on their mobile phones via CMT Mobile by texting AWARDS to 32709 (standard rates apply). Tickets to the ninth annual awards show are sold out, but CMT will be offering opportunities to win tickets through artist fan clubs and partnerships, including the current sweepstakes promotion with the CMA Music Festival, for more information visit CMT.com.
The 2010 CMT MUSIC AWARDS is the start of CMT's "Summer of Music" celebration which kicks off this June in Nashville, coinciding with two of the summer's most anticipated events for country music fans. The 2010 CMT MUSIC AWARDS show is live on June 9, and the CMA Music Festival rocks downtown Nashville and LP Field June 10-13, with more than 100 hours of live music, 30 hours of autograph signings, hundreds of artists and celebrities, and thousands of ardent country music fans from around the globe.
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