Hosted by Father-Daughter Duo Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus Live Performances by Alan Jackson, Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Sugarland, Toby Keith and Rascal Flatts (Toronto, Canada) CMT Canada presents the exclusive Canadian broadcast of the 2008 CMT Music Awards on Monday, April 14 at 8 p.m. Airing live from Nashville and hosted by nominee Billy Ray Cyrus and his daughter, teen sensation Miley Cyrus, the awards promise to be better than ever, with more video categories, more live performances and more country music stars! To kick the night off, CMT Canada will bring Canadian viewers the Best of CMT Music Awards beginning at 5 p.m. This two-hour presentation features the very best performances and special moments in the history of the CMT Music Awards. A one-hour pre-show party will begin at 7 p.m. with all the star-studded red carpet action live from Nashville. Featured performances for this yearÕs awards include: Alan Jackson, Rascal Flatts, Toby Keith, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift and Sugarland. The nominees this year illustrate country music’s growth and broadened appeal, including country favourites Brad Paisley, up for six awards this year, plus Sugarland, LeAnn Rimes, Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson and Taylor Swift. There are some category-bending nominations, too, with Led ZeppelinÕs Robert PlantÕs nomination for ÒGone, Gone, Gone (Done Moved On)Ó, his duet with Alison Krauss, and SeinfeldÕs Jason AlexanderÕs nomination for his performance in Brad PaisleyÕs ÒOnlineÓ video, which he also directed. CMT is CanadaÕs source for country music videos, music programming, and entertainment news on CMT30. CMT also offers an exciting prime-time lineup of comedy and drama series, movies and specials and is available in eight million homes. In 2000, the network established the Video Advantage Program to support the development and production of original Canadian music videos for emerging artists. With over 3.7 million impressions each month, the stationÕs website,, is CanadaÕs largest website dedicated to country music. CMT is owned by Corus Entertainment, a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in both specialty TV and Radio. Corus also owns Nelvana Limited, an internationally recognized producer and distributor of childrenÕs programming and products. The CompanyÕs other interests include music, television broadcasting and advertising services. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.NV.B) and New York (CJR) Exchanges. CorusÕ website can be found at -30- All times are ET. For high-resolution photos, please visit the Corus Press Room at For further information, please contact: Molly Merrick Publicist Corus Entertainment (416) 530-2247