Flameworthy Awards Return With Twain and Chesney

The CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards are returning — and Shania Twain and Kenny Chesney will be there when it happens.

Twain and Chesney are the first performers announced for the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards, set for April 7 at Nashville’s Gaylord Entertainment Center. The Flameworthy event is country music’s first and only video music awards — and the only fan voted country awards show. The two-hour program will be telecast live on CMT.

This year’s inaugural CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards attracted a packed house at the Gaylord Entertainment Center and was seen by 6.3 million viewers during its premiere airings. Fans logged on to CMT.com to cast more than 2.2 million votes in 12 categories.

Award-winning producer Carol Donovan will serve as executive producer for the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards. Donovan has won Emmy, Peabody and CableAce awards for her work, which includes the VH1 Vogue Fashion Awards and the MTV Video Music Awards. She has also produced the reunion specials Fleetwood Mac: The Dance and The Eagles: Hell Freezes Over. Additionally, Donovan’s credits include other major network event specials, including America: A Tribute To Heroes, the GQ Men of the Year Awards and the Special Olympics World Games Opening Ceremonies.