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2009 CMT MUSIC AWARDS  /ARTISTS' CHARITIES/

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YOUR VOTES CAN MAKE AN IMPACT

CMT One Country celebrates giving back to the community through acts of great kindness, civic participation and volunteerism. In this spirit, we are making a donation on behalf of the winners in each category of the 2009 CMT Music Awards to the charity of their choice.

Winners

Taylor Swift - American Red Cross

Taylor Swift - American Red Cross

WINNER: VIDEO OF THE YEAR, FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.
Trey Fanjoy - MusiCares

Trey Fanjoy - MusiCares

WINNER: VIDEO OF THE YEAR, VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

MusiCares provides financial assistance, confidential resources and a safety net of services to music people in times of need. We offer support for a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies and treat each situation with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.
Brad Paisley - The Shjon Podein Children's Foundation

Brad Paisley - The Shjon Podein Children's Foundation

WINNER: MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR, COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR, CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

The mission of Team25 is to improve the quality of life and create an environment of caring and community support for children facing extraordinary difficulties in their lives. The children, their families, our board and volunteers, sponsors and celebrities all work together in our efforts to accomplish this mission. TOGETHER we are Team25.
Rascal Flatts - Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

Rascal Flatts - Monroe Carrell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

WINNER: GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is a nationally ranked provider of pediatric health care with 222 beds dedicated to high-level care, sub-specialty treatment and trauma care. A place to hope and a place to heal, Children's Hospital includes the family as an essential element of every child's treatment plan.
Sugarland - MusiCares

Sugarland - MusiCares

WINNER: DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR

MusiCares provides financial assistance, confidential resources and a safety net of services to music people in times of need. We offer support for a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies and treat each situation with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.
Keith Urban - FiftyForward

Keith Urban - Fifty Forward

WINNER: COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

FiftyForward enriches the lives of adults 50+ by providing pathways to health, well-being and lifelong learning. Among its services is Meals on Wheels, delivering nutritious noontime weekday and weekend meals to frail, homebound senior adults in Nashville.
Zac Brown Band - The F. R. Carrick Institute for Children's Autism Research and Education

Zac Brown Band - The F. R. Carrick Institute for Children's Autism Research and Education

WINNER: USA WEEKEND BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Dedicated to finding the causes, cures and treatment for autism, ADD, and other learning disabilities in children. We truly believe that through our vast research we will stop the epidemic of these disorders in children. Until they are stopped completely, we will find non-medicated treatments that enable all children to live to their fullest potential.
Kid Rock - CMT One Country

Kid Rock - CMT One Country

WINNER: WIDE OPEN COUNTRY VIDEO OF THE YEAR

CMT One Country was created to inspire our viewers to take action in their own communities by demonstrating great acts of kindness, civic participation and volunteerism through on-air, on-line and grassroots efforts. CMT One Country gives our viewers an opportunity to have a voice about what’s going on in their lives and those in their community.
Dierks Bentley - Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

Dierks Bentley - Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

WINNER: CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is a nationally ranked provider of pediatric health care with 222 beds dedicated to high-level care, sub-specialty treatment and trauma care. A place to hope and a place to heal, Children's Hospital includes the family as an essential element of every child's treatment plan.
Alan Jackson - CMT One Country

Alan Jackson - CMT One Country

WINNER: CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

CMT One Country was created to inspire our viewers to take action in their own communities by demonstrating great acts of kindness, civic participation and volunteerism through on-air, on-line and grassroots efforts. CMT One Country gives our viewers an opportunity to have a voice about what’s going on in their lives and those in their community.

George Strait - Jenifer Strait Memorial Fund

George Strait - Jenifer Strait Memorial Fund

WINNER: CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

Established to preserve the memory of Jenifer Strait, the foundation accepts private donations which are placed in an investment fund. Yearly earnings are then donated to various child-related charities.

Nominees

Trace Adkins - The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network

Trace Adkins - The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network

FAAN's mission is to raise public awareness, to provide advocacy and education and to advance research on behalf of all those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis.
Brooks & Dunn - Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

Brooks & Dunn - Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is a nationally ranked provider of pediatric health care with 222 beds dedicated to high-level care, sub-specialty treatment and trauma care. A place to hope and a place to heal, Children's Hospital includes the family as an essential element of every child's treatment plan.
Kenny Chesney - Plan!t Now

Kenny Chesney - Plan!t Now

PLAN!T NOW provides people, communities and companies who are in high-risk regions the relief information they need to protect their families, homes, businesses, resources and documents from the effects of severe storms and hurricane-related disasters.
Deaton/Flanigan - Victory Junction Gang Camp

Deaton Flanigan - Victory Junction Gang Camp

Victory Junction seeks to enrich the lives of children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses by providing life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering in a safe and medically sound environment.
Def Leppard - Create Now

Def Leppard - Create Now

Create Now transforms the lives of high-risk and at-risk youth through creative arts mentoring, education, resources and opportunities. We serve troubled kids, ages 2-25, who come from poverty-stricken families with histories of violence, substance abuse, or neglect and have served over 18,000 youths throughout Southern California in the last 13 years.
Julianne Hough - Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Julianne Hough - Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure®, we have invested nearly $1 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.
Jamey Johnson - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Jamey Johnson - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, is one of the world’s premiere centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. Children from all 50 states and from around the world have come through the doors of St. Jude for treatment, and thousands more around the world have benefited from the research conducted at St. Jude -- research that is shared freely with the global medical community. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatments that are not covered by insurance. No child is denied treatment because of a family’s inability to pay.
Toby Keith - Ally's House

Toby Keith - Ally's House

Providing support to Oklahoma children with cancer.
Alison Krauss - Thistle Farms

Alison Krauss - Thistle Farms

Thistle Farms is a nonprofit bath and body care business that is run by the women of Magdalene, a residential community for women who have survived lives of prostitution, violence and abuse. During their two-year stay, at no cost to the women, we provide for their medical care, therapy, housing, education and job training through Thistle Farms. At Thistle Farms and Magdalene, we operate on the principle that love is the most powerful force for social and individual change in the world.
Lady Antebellum - Mocha Club

Lady Antebellum - Mocha Club

Mocha Club is a an online community of people giving up $7 a month -- the cost of 2 mochas - to support relief and development projects in Africa. Lady Antebellum and their fans are making an impact in Cape Town, South Africa, through a project called Learn to Earn. In this area where up to 75 percent of people are unemployed, Lady A is helping provide job training and employment opportunities.
Miranda Lambert - Humane Society of East Texas

Miranda Lambert - Humane Society of East Texas

The Humane Society of East Texas offers refuge, medical care, nourishment and opportunity for a second chance for life to unwanted animals in our community, fosters a public sentiment of humanity and gentleness toward animals and encourages and promotes responsible pet ownership.
Little Big Town - T.j. Martell Foundation

Little Big Town - T.J. Martell Foundation

The T.J. Martell Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that supports innovative research for leukemia, cancer and AIDS research through six top research hospitals in the United States.
Martina McBride - Childhelp

Martina McBride - Childhelp

Childhelp has been a leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect and at-risk children. Childhelp’s approach focuses on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach.
Reba McEntire - Smile Train

Reba McEntire - Smile Train

Smile Train is the world's leading cleft charity with thousands of partners and programs in 75 of the world's poorest countries. Our mission is to help the more than 4.7 million children in developing countries who are suffering with unrepaired clefts. We provide free cleft surgery to children from poor families that give children not just a new smile, but a new life. Now in its 10th year, Smile Train will help its 500,000th child this year.
Montgomery Gentry - T.J. Martell Foundation

Montgomery Gentry - T.J. Martell Foundation

The T.J. Martell Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that supports innovative research for leukemia, cancer and AIDS research through six top research hospitals in the United States.
Jake Owen - The Mardy Fish Foundation

Jake Owen - The Mardy Fish Foundation

The Mardy Fish Foundation, a 501(c)(3) corporation, was founded in 2006 and established to assist youth organizations in Indian River County. The foundation has opened an after-school program that provides a place for children to go and partake in various activities that will help them better themselves using sports, music, art and dance.
Kellie Pickler - Wounded Warrior Project

Kellie Pickler - Wounded Warrior Project

The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors. Our purpose is to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of severely injured service members.
Robert Plant - TurtleWill

Robert Plant - TurtleWill

TurtleWill is dedicated to the improvement of the lives of traditional peoples in Ethiopia, Mali and Niger in a manner that is consistent with their traditions and cultures through locally driven projects that maintain choice. These remote areas are often ignored by their own governments and are reached by the world's major humanitarian organizations only in times of national catastrophes.
Rehab - Elton John AIDS Foundation

Rehab - Elton John AIDS Foundation

The Elton John AIDS Foundation's mission is to support innovative HIV prevention programs, support efforts to eliminate stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS and direct care and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS. Since 1992, the foundation has supported projects in 55 countries around the world.
Jim Shea - The Shjon Podein Children's Foundation

Jim Shea - The Shjon Podein Children's Foundation

The mission of Team25 is to improve the quality of life and create an environment of caring and community support for children facing extraordinary difficulties in their lives. The children, their families, our board and volunteers, sponsors and celebrities all work together in our efforts to accomplish this mission. TOGETHER we are Team25.
Peter Tilden - The Shjon Podein Children's Foundation

Peter Tilden - The Shjon Podein Children's Foundation

The mission of Team25 is to improve the quality of life and create an environment of caring and community support for children facing extraordinary difficulties in their lives. The children, their families, our board and volunteers, sponsors and celebrities all work together in our efforts to accomplish this mission. TOGETHER we are Team25.
Carrie Underwood - The Humane Society of the United States

Carrie Underwood - The Humane Society of the United States

The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization. Established in 1954, the HSUS is America's mainstream force against cruelty, exploitation and neglect, as well as the most trusted voice extolling the human-animal bond.
Wailers - Friends of the World Food Program

Wailers - Friends of the World Food Program

Friends of the World Food Program (Friends of WFP) is a U.S.-based, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that focuses on building support in the United States for the United Nations World Food Program and other hunger relief operations.
Roman White - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Roman White - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, is one of the world’s premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. Children from all 50 states and from around the world have come through the doors of St. Jude for treatment, and thousands more around the world have benefited from the research conducted at St. Jude -- research that is shared freely with the global medical community. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatments that are not covered by insurance. No child is denied treatment because of a family’s inability to pay.
Hank Williams Jr. - CMT One Country

Hank Williams Jr. - CMT One Country

CMT One Country was created to inspire our viewers to take action in their own communities by demonstrating great acts of kindness, civic participation and volunteerism through on-air, on-line and grassroots efforts. CMT One Country gives our viewers an opportunity to have a voice about what’s going on in their lives and those in their community.
Peter Zavadil - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Peter Zavadil - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, is one of the world’s premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. Children from all 50 states and from around the world have come through the doors of St. Jude for treatment, and thousands more around the world have benefited from the research conducted at St. Jude -- research that is shared freely with the global medical community. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatments that are not covered by insurance. No child is denied treatment because of a family’s inability to pay.
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