Dolly Parton to Host CMT Flame Worthy 2004 Video Music Awards

Shania Twain to Perform on Live Telecast April 21; Tickets Go on Sale Feb. 14

The incomparable Dolly Parton will be at the helm as CMT telecasts country music’s only video music awards — and only fan-voted awards show — the CMT Flameworthy 2004 Video Music Awards. Parton will host the awards show live from Nashville on Wednesday, April 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CMT. Music superstar Shania Twain will perform live on the annual CMT awards show, plus other soon-to-be announced artists.

“I think the Flameworthy Awards Show is one of the very best award shows on TV today,” Parton says. “I am very honored to have been awarded the hosting job this year. Don’t miss us!”

Since 1968, Parton has become a world-renowned entertainer, penning 3,000 songs and selling more than 100 million albums. She is a member of the prestigious Country Music Hall of Fame and has won a multitude of awards for her timeless music. Parton’s 2003 release, Just Because I’m a Woman: The Songs of Dolly Parton is a tribute album celebrating her 35 years in country music.

One of the top selling female artists in history, Twain’s current album UP! has sold over 10 million worldwide making her the only artist in history to have three consecutive 10 times platinum certified albums. Moreover, Twain’s previous album Come On Over continues to reign as the most successful female solo album of all time with worldwide sales in excess of 34 million. Twain is currently on tour in Europe before she returns to the U.S. for the last leg of her high-energy UP! world tour.

In its third year, the CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards has rapidly become a fan favorite. The CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards premiere is the highest rated telecast in CMT history among viewers ages 18-49. On the 2003 premiere date, more than 8.3 million viewers watched the live awards show and related Flameworthy programs.

Tickets for the CMT Flameworthy 2004 Video Music Awards will be available beginning Saturday, Feb. 14 at all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 615-255-9600 and online at CMT.com and ticketmaster.com.