Dixie Chicks make special appearance at show

CMT presents the inaugural CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards, telecast live on Wednesday June 12, 9:00 Ð 11:00 p.m. ET from the Gaylord Entertainment Center in downtown Nashville, TN. The show, hosted by KATHY NAJIMY (Sister Act, King of the Hill Ð voice of Peggy Hill) will feature some of country music’s biggest stars including MARTINA MCBRIDE, ALAN JACKSON, TOBY KEITH, ALISON KRAUSS and BROOKS & DUNN, and a special appearance by the DIXIE CHICKS in a post-show special.

The brand new awards show is devoted to country music videos and gives country music fans, for the first time, the opportunity to vote for their favourite “flameworthy” music videos in 12 categories. To date, more than 1.2 million fans have cast their ballots online. Canadian fans can vote for the videos they deem “flameworthy” up until Sunday June 9th at 12:00 midnight at CMT’s Web site: www.cmtcanada.com.

The Dixie Chicks will receive the first CMT Flameworthy Video Visionary Award, recognizing their accomplishments in creating music videos. Best known for “Goodbye Earl” (Video of the Year by the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music), the Dixie Chicks have produced eight videos– all of which have reached No. 1 on CMT’s weekly Top Twenty Countdown chart.

On June 12th, catch CMT’s evening lineup dedicated to CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards:

7:00 p.m. Most Wanted Live: CMT’s nightly entertainment destination, devotes the whole hour to highlighting the night’s awards, including a live performance from Trick Pony.
8:00 p.m. Pre-show red carpet special, hosted by Rascal Flatts, on-site in Nashville
9:00 p.m. CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards
11:00 p.m. Post-show special: the Dixie Chicks to make a special announcement CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards, country music’s only fan-voted award show, is produced by CMT US and will be simulcast live in Canada, exclusively on CMT.

Corus Entertainment’ Country Music Television (CMT), CanadaÕs only 24-hour network dedicated to Country, Folk, Celtic and Roots music.

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All times ET

For further information, contact:
Jane Rannie
Publicist, Corus Entertainment
(416) 530-5138


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