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Country Music’s Biggest Artists Scheduled to Appear at ‘2008 CMT Awards’

redcarpet072.jpgCountry music’s biggest stars will rock the Curb Event Center at Belmont University when the show premieres live on Mon., April 14 at 7 p.m. Central on CMT and CMT.com. CMT recently announced that father/daughter duo Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus will host the “CMT Music Awards” and offer a special performance. Other previously announced performers for the evening include chart-toppers Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Sugarland, Taylor Swift and Toby Keith, with more artists to be announced soon.
CMT’s seventh annual awards show honors country music’s elite for the year’s most outstanding music videos and performances and continues to be the genre’s only fan-voted awards. Tickets to the “2008 CMT Music Awards” go on sale Sat., Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. Central and are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 615-255-9600, and online at CMT.com and ticketmaster.com. Belmont University students will be eligible for a ticket discount, and additional information can be found online at CMT.com.
Fan voting for the “2008 CMT Music Awards” is currently underway and continues through Feb. 25, only at CMT.com. On Thurs., March 6, CMT will announce the four finalists in each of the 13 categories, except Video of the Year. Fans can then vote online at CMT.com through Fri., April 11 to determine the winners. The final nominees for Video of the Year will be announced at the beginning of the live show, and fans can vote at CMT.com throughout the live broadcast (ET/CT only) to determine the night’s big winner.