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CMT's 100 Greatest Songs of Country Music Spawns a Live Concert

On the eve of Fan Fair, CMT: Country Music Television is staging one of the biggest concerts of the summer as some of country's most popular artists take to the stage to perform the Top 12 songs of CMT's elite list of 100 Greatest Songs of Country Music. The musical extravaganza will take place at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center on June 4 at 7:30 PM, CT and will be taped for telecast as part of the six-hour special, 100 Greatest Songs of Country music, debuting on CMT on June 8 at 4:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT.

Country fans in Nashville will get the opportunity to see the countdown and the
Top 12 songs performed live by Vince Gill, Martina McBride, Kenny Chesney, LeAnn Rimes, Deana Carter, Sara Evans, Marty Stuart, Glen Campbell and George Jones and more artists soon to be announced. Steve Wariner will act as the evening's Music Director.

The show will showcase the most acclaimed and popular songs in country music with a documentary hosted by hit recording artist Keith Urban ("Golden Road") and actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley ("According To Jim") counting down from numbers 100 through 13, and climaxing with the concert counting down the Top 12 songs. Songs included on the prestigious list range from the Buck Owens classic "Act Naturally," to Randy Travis' "On the Other Hand."

The four-hour documentary portion of the 100 Greatest Songs of Country Music is produced by Tangible Vision. The two-hour taped concert is a co- production between Taillight TV and CMT: Country Music Television.