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2012 CMT Music Awards, Live Wednesday, June 6, 8/7c

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CMT One Country celebrates giving back to the community through acts of great kindness, civic participation and volunteerism. In this spirit, we've made a donation on behalf of the winners in each category of the 2012 CMT Music Awards to the charity of their choice. See all the charities below.

Carrie Underwood -- Video of the Year Winner, Collaborative Video of the Year Winner

C.A.T.S Foundation
Carrie Underwood established the C.A.T.S. Foundation -- Checotah Animal, Town and School Foundation -- to help with causes in her hometown area of Checotah, Okla. "My hometown is extremely supportive of me, and I feel blessed to be able to create something as a way of giving back to say thank you." Established in 2009, the C.A.T.S. Foundation helps with general causes, needs and services in the area of Checotah to directly impact the community.

Luke Bryan -- Male Video of the Year Winner

Shriners Hospitals for Children
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients' ability to pay.

Miranda Lambert -- Female Video of the Year Winner

MuttNation Foundation
The foundation's mission is to raise funds through donations from the officers and directors of the foundation and the general public, through direct donations, occasional benefit concerts and other fundraising mechanisms in order to support other 501(c)(3) organizations and governmental institutions or entities whose purpose is to build animal shelters for better care; increase pet adoption and encourage responsible pet guardianship; rehabilitate sick or unsocialized animals; fund spay/neuter programs; reduce/eliminate euthanasia of healthy animals; and train shelter dogs for purposes of therapy programs, assistance for wounded military personnel and dogs-in-prisons programs.

Lady Antebellum -- Group Video of the Year Winners

New Hope Services/Indiana Bankers Association for the Disaster Relief Fund
Their mission is to assist the victims and the rebuilding of Southern Indiana communities impacted by the March 2, 2012, tornadoes.

Thompson Square -- Duo Video of the Year Winners

ChildFund International
ChildFund International helps deprived, excluded and vulnerable children living in poverty have the capacity to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change to their communities. It also promotes societies whose individuals and institutions participate in valuing, protecting and advancing the worth and the rights of children.

Scotty McCreery -- USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year Winner

Garner Magnet High School Parent Teacher Student Association
Advocating for the education, health, safety and success of all children and youth while building strong families and communities is the goal of this North Carolina organization.

Brad Paisley -- Collaborative Video of the Year Winner

The St. Jude Target House
Target House is a home away from home for patients and their families facing long-term stays for treatment at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Target House provides private living spaces so that families can nurture each other and maintain comforting family routines while their children undergo treatment at St. Jude.

Jason Aldean -- CMT Performance of the Year Winner

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. Today, Susan G. Komen for the Cure works to end breast cancer in the U.S. and throughout the world through groundbreaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 50 countries.

Lauren Alaina

Special Olympics
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters, supplies more than 40 percent of the nation's blood, teaches skills that save lives, provides international humanitarian aid and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.

Natasha Bedingfield

Global Angels
Global Angels is an international charity empowering disadvantaged children and their communities around the world.

Jimmy Buffett

CMT One Country
CMT One Country connects you to ways to take action and bring about positive change in your community. It even offers you additional rewards for your efforts as a volunteer. CMT One Country celebrates the accomplishments of everyday heroes and showcases nonprofit partners that are working to keep America great. Every individual truly has the "Power of One."

Kenny Chesney

Plan!t Now
Plan!t Now advocates the empowerment of people through information and connection and creates dialogue between people and organizations preparing for and dealing with natural and human-made disasters. Operating with the understanding that no matter where you live, a natural disaster can happen at any time, Plan!t Now advocates the power of preparedness.

Eric Church

JDRF
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents and adults with this disease, JDRF is now the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF research is to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating and preventing T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners who share this goal. Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $1.6 billion to diabetes research. Past JDRF efforts have helped to significantly advance the care of people with this disease and have expanded the critical scientific understanding of T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered. More than 80 percent of JDRF's expenditures directly support research and research-related education.

The Civil Wars

MusiCares
Established in 1989 by the Recording Academy, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated 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. Every day, MusiCares helps people we all know -- whether it's a young guitar player who is about to undergo surgery without health insurance; a veteran pianist whose hand injury will prevent him from performing for an extended period; the family of a beloved blues artist who cannot afford to pay for his funeral; or a songwriter who has found that substance abuse is consuming his life. MusiCares can and does help.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is dedicated to finding the cures to deadly diseases like cancer that threaten the lives of children and to sharing that information quickly and freely with doctors and scientists everywhere. For 50 years, St. Jude has provided the best care to children with no financial burden on their parents -- because no family ever pays St. Jude for anything. St. Jude remains committed to founder Danny Thomas' dream that one day no child will die in the dawn of life.
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters, supplies more than 40 percent of the nation's blood, teaches skills that save lives, provides international humanitarian aid and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America's mission is to improve the lives of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families.
The Tennessee Golf Foundation promotes the game and its life-enhancing values with an emphasis on teaching youth and the disadvantaged through golf skills and youth development programs.

Hunter Hayes

Feeding America
Feeding America is the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Their mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage the country in the fight to end hunger.
The Toby Keith Foundation exists to encourage the health and happiness of pediatric cancer patients and to support OK Kids Korral, a cost-free housing solution for children undergoing treatment for cancer.

Little Big Town

Blood:Water Mission
Blood:Water Mission empowers communities to work together against the HIV/AIDS and water crises in Africa.

Love and Theft

JDRF
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents and adults with this disease, JDRF is now the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF research is to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating and preventing T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners who share this goal. Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $1.6 billion to diabetes research. Past JDRF efforts have helped to significantly advance the care of people with this disease and have expanded the critical scientific understanding of T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered. More than 80 percent of JDRF's expenditures directly support research and research-related education.

Martina McBride

Childhelp
Childhelp exists to meet the physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children. Efforts are focused on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach.

Montgomery Gentry

CMT One Country
CMT One Country connects you to ways to take action and bring about positive change in your community. It even offers you additional rewards for your efforts as a volunteer. CMT One Country celebrates the accomplishments of everyday heroes and showcases nonprofit partners that are working to keep America great. Every individual truly has the "Power of One."
Boys & Girls Clubs of America enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP's purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other and to provide unique, direct programs and service to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla.

Pistol Annies

MuttNation Foundation
The foundation's mission is to raise funds through donations from the officers and directors of the foundation and the general public, through direct donations, occasional benefit concerts and other fundraising mechanisms in order to support other 501(c)(3) organizations and governmental institutions or entities whose purpose is to build animal shelters for better care; increase pet adoption and encourage responsible pet guardianship; rehabilitate sick or unsocialized animals; fund spay/neuter programs; reduce/eliminate euthanasia of healthy animals; and train shelter dogs for purposes of therapy programs, assistance for wounded military personnel and dogs-in-prisons programs.

Grace Potter

Epilepsy Foundation
The Epilepsy Foundation leads the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy. The Epilepsy Foundation is the national voluntary agency dedicated solely to the welfare of the almost 3 million people with epilepsy in the U.S. and their families. The organization works to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences, to improve how people with epilepsy are perceived, accepted and valued in society and to promote research for a cure. In addition to programs conducted at the national level, people with epilepsy throughout the United States are served by 49 Epilepsy Foundation affiliates around the country.
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is the most comprehensive children's hospital in Tennessee. It offers centers of excellence for the treatment of diabetes and congenital heart disorders, as well as services for cancer treatments, organ and bone marrow transplants and developmental disorders. The hospital provides the highest level of neonatal intensive care in the state, repairs broken legs and everything in between, while providing family-centered care every step of the way.
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.
The mission of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
The Rainforest Fund is a charitable foundation that fulfills its mission to protect and support indigenous peoples and traditional populations of the rainforest in their efforts to protect their environment and fulfill their rights. It is convinced that accepted environmental and human rights principles embody the right of everyone to a secure, healthy and ecologically sound environment, and that environmental degradation leads to human rights violations such as the right to life, health and culture. The Rainforest Fund, bearing in mind the universality, indivisibility and interdependence of all human rights, carries out its mission by funding programs and projects aimed at supporting indigenous peoples and traditional populations of the rainforest to assert and defend their rights, promoting a sustainable development of their communities and challenging government practices which have a damaging effect on their environment.

Sugarland

Thistle Farms
Thistle Farms is a social enterprise for women who have survived prostitution, trafficking, addiction and life on the streets. The women create hand-made body care products as good for the earth as for the body. All sales proceeds benefit Thistle Farms and Magdalene, its two-year residential program. Magdalene and Thistle Farms are based on the principle that love is more powerful than all the forces that drive women to the streets.
Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit national health organization committed to finding and funding a cure for neuroblastoma through research, education, awareness and advocacy. As the premier source for neuroblastoma information and resources, CNCF initiatives educate the public about a disease lacking in both awareness and funding. It serves as an advocate for families, as well as a liaison between healthcare providers and families.

Shania Twain

Shania Kids Can
Shania Kids Can is a program designed for kids at the primary school level who are having personal problems at home. As a result, these children often have difficulties functioning at their full potential in the school environment either socially, behaviorally, academically or all three. Children with personal life challenges might come to school with low self-esteem, depressed, tired or hungry -- not ideal for taking in the joy of learning, the security of community and the pleasure of friendship.
The Betty Ford Center provides effective drug and alcohol dependency treatment services -- including programs of education -- to help women, men, children and families begin the process of recovery.
The Musicians Assistance Program is a division of MusiCares that provides financial and supportive assistance for music people in need of addiction recovery services. Established in 1989 by the Recording Academy, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated 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. Every day, MusiCares helps people we all know -- whether it's a young guitar player who is about to undergo surgery without health insurance; a veteran pianist whose hand injury will prevent him from performing for an extended period; the family of a beloved blues artist who cannot afford to pay for his funeral; or a songwriter who has found that substance abuse is consuming his life. MusiCares can and does help.

Zac Brown Band

Camp Southern Ground
Camp Southern Ground's mission is to operate a camp to allow children to overcome academic, social and emotional difficulties so they may reach their full potential by providing them with the opportunity and tools necessary to achieve excellence in all facets of their lives.