Country Stars Sign One-Of-A-Kind 'Country Music Truck' to Support the Child Safety Network during 'The 41st Annual CMA Awards'

Nov 05, 2007, 00:00 ET from CSN

    NASHVILLE, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A Classic 1955 Grand National Show
 winning Chevy Cameo has been officially selected as the "Country Music
 Truck" by the Country Music Association (CMA) and The Child Safety Network
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     Wynonna Judd was the first to autograph the vehicle. The Country Music
 Truck will be auctioned in 2008 with all proceeds benefiting parents in the
 U.S. with free information and resources to help them raise safer,
 healthier children.
     "I'm proud of the work that Child Safety Network has done to make
 children safer over the past 18 years. I'm especially pleased that the
 Country Music Association has decided to assist by asking all of the stars
 that attend the CMA Awards this year to add their signatures to the Country
 Music Truck. This will allow CSN to have a successful charity auction and
 turn the proceeds into urgently needed funds to teach our nation's children
 how to avoid becoming victims of abuse, abduction and injury," said Wynonna
     Ward Leber, CEO of the Child Safety Network said: "The Country Music
 Truck is the fourth vehicle in our 'Signature Series' campaign. We designed
 the Signature Series to publicize where parents have free
 access to our national database of Registered Sex Offenders, Downloadable
 Fingerprint Cards, Child I.D. Cards, DNA kits, along with music, videos,
 and award-winning resources designed to make America a safer place to
     "Providing parents the tools and resources to help protect their
 children is a worthy and important cause and we are pleased to provide a
 platform during the 2007 CMA Awards for The Child Safety Network to reach
 Country artists and engage them in this vital campaign," said CMA Chief
 Operating Officer Tammy Genovese. "And we applaud Wynonna for leading the
     As rehearsals started yesterday for the 2007 CMA Awards, so did the
 signing activities for the Country Music Truck. Among the many stars to
 sign are three Horizon Award nominees Rodney Atkins, Taylor Swift and the
 Band Little Big Town; who is also nominated for Group of the Year.
     About CSN: Since 1989 CSN has been a national leader in the delivery of
 free resources and programs designed to protect children. CSN has been
 endorsed by over 300 U.S. representatives including the current and past
 three presidential administrations. The past three Signature Series
 vehicles have sold at auction for an average of $500,000 each. Cars are
 provided by and graphics by The
 Signature Series to include 20 additional vehicles was created by CSN's
 founder, Ward Leber.
     About the CMA: Founded in 1958, the Country Music Association was the
 first trade organization formed to promote a type of music. More than 6,000
 music industry professionals and companies from around the globe are
 members of CMA. The organization's objectives are to advance the growth of
 Country Music around the world and to demonstrate it as a viable medium to
 advertisers, consumers, and the media through CMA's core initiatives
 including CMA Music Festival and the CMA Awards. "The 41st Annual CMA
 Awards" airs live Wednesday, Nov. 7 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) from the Sommet
 Center in Nashville on the ABC Television Network.