Jo Dee Messina and CMT Team Up Again Live on the Red Carpet at the 36th ACM Awards

Apr 20, 2001, 01:00 ET from CMT: Country Music Television

    NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 20 /PRNewswire/ --
     CMT: Country Music Television has tapped multi-platinum selling Jo Dee
 Messina as the special celebrity to join HIT TRIP's Alecia Davis and Jeff Ross
 as hosts of CMT's ACM AWARDS RED CARPET PRESHOW.  CMT has been on the road as
 the official media sponsor of Messina's first-ever headlining "Burn Tour
 2001."  Messina, Davis and Ross will be live on the red carpet to talk to
 country music's biggest and hottest rising stars as they arrive for the big
 night.  It is a big night for Messina as well, as she is nominated for the
 third consecutive year, for Top Female Vocalist and is slated to perform on
 the nationally televised ACM Awards.  CMT's ACM AWARDS RED CARPET PRESHOW will
 be telecast live from Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 9 at 7:00-8:00 PM, ET, one
 hour prior to the live ACM Awards telecast on CBS.
     "CMT has been having a blast with Jo Dee on her tour," said Chris Parr,
 Vice President, Music and Talent, CMT.  "So far the tour partnership has been
 a huge success, as was the recent JO DEE DAY on CMT.  Jo Dee brings a lot of
 energy to everything she does and is well respected among her fellow artists.
 She has been drawing thousands of fans to her shows each night so we are
 excited and honored to have her on the red carpet representing CMT."
     In addition to the excitement of the live interviews, CMT's ACM RED CARPET
 PRESHOW will include music videos from the ACM nominated artists.  The special
 will repeat Wednesday, May 9 at 11:00 PM-12:00 Midnight, ET and 2:00 AM - 3:00
 AM, ET and Thursday, May 10 at 10:00 - 11:00 AM, ET.
     CMT, a 24-hour country music network, carries original programming,
 specials, and live concert and events, as well as a mix of videos by
 established country music artists and new cutting-edge acts, including world
 premiere exclusive videos.  Founded March 6, 1983, the network, owned and
 operated by MTV Networks, reaches more than 47.2 million households in the
 United States.
     MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom International Inc. (NYSE:   VIA, VIA.B), owns
 and operates the following television programming services - MTV: MUSIC
 TELEVISION, MTV2, VHI, NICKELODEON/NICK at NITE, TV LAND, TNN, CMT and the THE
 DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of nine digital services, all of
 which are trademarks of MTV Networks.  MTV Networks also has licensing
 agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its
 programming services can be seen worldwide.  In addition, MTV Networks
 operates the MTVi Group and Nickelodeon Online, a portfolio of leading
 Internet properties built to address every interest of today's music fan and
 Internet-savvy kid.
 
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    NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 20 /PRNewswire/ --
     CMT: Country Music Television has tapped multi-platinum selling Jo Dee
 Messina as the special celebrity to join HIT TRIP's Alecia Davis and Jeff Ross
 as hosts of CMT's ACM AWARDS RED CARPET PRESHOW.  CMT has been on the road as
 the official media sponsor of Messina's first-ever headlining "Burn Tour
 2001."  Messina, Davis and Ross will be live on the red carpet to talk to
 country music's biggest and hottest rising stars as they arrive for the big
 night.  It is a big night for Messina as well, as she is nominated for the
 third consecutive year, for Top Female Vocalist and is slated to perform on
 the nationally televised ACM Awards.  CMT's ACM AWARDS RED CARPET PRESHOW will
 be telecast live from Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 9 at 7:00-8:00 PM, ET, one
 hour prior to the live ACM Awards telecast on CBS.
     "CMT has been having a blast with Jo Dee on her tour," said Chris Parr,
 Vice President, Music and Talent, CMT.  "So far the tour partnership has been
 a huge success, as was the recent JO DEE DAY on CMT.  Jo Dee brings a lot of
 energy to everything she does and is well respected among her fellow artists.
 She has been drawing thousands of fans to her shows each night so we are
 excited and honored to have her on the red carpet representing CMT."
     In addition to the excitement of the live interviews, CMT's ACM RED CARPET
 PRESHOW will include music videos from the ACM nominated artists.  The special
 will repeat Wednesday, May 9 at 11:00 PM-12:00 Midnight, ET and 2:00 AM - 3:00
 AM, ET and Thursday, May 10 at 10:00 - 11:00 AM, ET.
     CMT, a 24-hour country music network, carries original programming,
 specials, and live concert and events, as well as a mix of videos by
 established country music artists and new cutting-edge acts, including world
 premiere exclusive videos.  Founded March 6, 1983, the network, owned and
 operated by MTV Networks, reaches more than 47.2 million households in the
 United States.
     MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom International Inc. (NYSE:   VIA, VIA.B), owns
 and operates the following television programming services - MTV: MUSIC
 TELEVISION, MTV2, VHI, NICKELODEON/NICK at NITE, TV LAND, TNN, CMT and the THE
 DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of nine digital services, all of
 which are trademarks of MTV Networks.  MTV Networks also has licensing
 agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its
 programming services can be seen worldwide.  In addition, MTV Networks
 operates the MTVi Group and Nickelodeon Online, a portfolio of leading
 Internet properties built to address every interest of today's music fan and
 Internet-savvy kid.
 
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