November 7, 2008

Get Behind the Scenes Access to ‘The 42nd Annual CMA Awards’

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- CMA will provide up-to-the-minute rehearsal footage and interviews of "The 42nd Annual CMA Awards" with three Video News Release (VNR) feeds beginning Monday, Nov. 10.

"The 42nd Annual CMA Awards" will be held Wednesday, Nov. 12 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) and will air live from the Sommet Center in Nashville on the ABC Television Network.

Artists scheduled to perform during this year's CMA Awards include co-hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, along with Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Rodney Atkins, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney and The Wailers, the Eagles, Alan Jackson, Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, James Otto, Kellie Pickler, George Strait, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, and Keith Urban.

   The VNR feed schedule and satellite coordinates are as follows:   Feed Dates:               Feed Times:   Monday, Nov. 10           10:00-10:30 AM/ET (9:00-9:30 AM/CT)   Tuesday, Nov. 11          10:00-10:30 AM/ET (9:00-9:30 AM/CT)   Wednesday, Nov. 12        10:00-10:30 AM/ET (9:00-9:30 AM/CT)    

Each VNR will be approximately 15 minutes, and will be re-run, back-to-back, so that you have two opportunities to download it.

   GALAXY 3C TRANSPONDER  21 (C-band, analog)   Downlink Frequency - 4120 Horizontal   95 Degrees West    

If you experience technical difficulties with satellite feeds, please contact StagePost, Nashville, Tenn. by calling (615) 248-1978 or (917) 929-5564.

If you have questions about the content of these VNRs, contact Kristin Falkner at On The Scene Productions at (323) 330-1249 or (310) 995-1295.

ABC NewsOne will also make the rehearsal VNRs available to ABC affiliates via Pathfire. For dates and times, please contact Cindy Meyerand at ABC NewsOne at [email protected] or (212) 456-1700.

Premiere Radio Networks is the official radio packager of the CMA Awards, including a stereo-radio simulcast of the gala event. American Airlines is the official airline of the 2008 CMA Awards. Chevy: The Official Ride of Country Music. Mary Kay(R) is the Official Beauty Sponsor of the 2008 CMA Awards. Additional promotional partners include Borders(R), Carl Black Chevrolet, Durango Boot(R), Tetley(R) Iced Tea, and VAULT(TM).


CONTACT: Maria Eckhardt of CMA, +1-615-244-2840

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