CMT Sets June Awards Date

The CMT Music Awards will broadcast live Wed., June 17 on CMT and, honoring the top fan-voted
country music videos of the year. Host, venue and ticket information has not been announced.
“We’re always looking for a fresh approach to our Awards Show, and this year we’ve moved the telecast to June rather than April,” says John Hamlin, executive producer and SVP of production and development, CMT.

The June airdate for the CMT Music Awards gives fans their first look at many of country music’s biggest stars right before they hit the road for the summer concert season.
Country music fans will be able to vote for their favorite videos on, beginning Mon., April 13 when the first round of nominees is announced. Final nominees will be announced Tues., May 19. Videos must be submitted no later than Feb. 18 and must have aired on CMT between Jan. 18, 2008 and Feb. 23, 2009 in order to be eligible.
The CMT Music Awards is country music’s only fan voted award show, and last year fans cast a record 5 million votes online to determine the night’s big winners. The show is consistently one of CMT’s most-watched telecasts.


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