CMT Awards Draw Top Execs

The 2009 CMT Music Awards aired live from Nashville’s Sommet Center on June 16. Many of MTV Network’s top brass came to town to mingle with Nashville executives and artists at the event.

(L-R): President of MTV Networks Van Toffler, CEO of MTV Networks Judy McGrath, Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

(L-R): President of MTV Networks Van Toffler, CEO of MTV Networks Judy McGrath, Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

(L-R) Senior Vice President of Development of CMT John Hamlin with Taylor Swift backstage. (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

(L-R) Senior Vice President of Development of CMT John Hamlin with Taylor Swift backstage. (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

(L-R) President of CMT Brian Philips with CMT Music Awards host Bill Engvall after the awards show. (Photo: Charlotte Stremler/CMT).

(L-R) President of CMT Brian Philips with CMT Music Awards host Bill Engvall after the awards show. (Photo: Charlotte Stremler/CMT).

(L-R) CMT Insider host Katie Cook; Cindy Wilson, Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider of the B-52's; Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland; Keith Strickland of B-52's; and UMGN SVP of Artist Development and Marketing Jason Owen. (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

(L-R) CMT Insider host Katie Cook; Cindy Wilson, Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider of the B-52's; Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland; Keith Strickland of B-52's; and UMGN SVP of Artist Development and Marketing Jason Owen. (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

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