CMT One Country Honors Winners’ Charities at the 2011 CMT Music Awards

CMT One Country Makes Donations On Behalf Of Winning Artists for the Fourth Consecutive Year

NASHVILLE — May 16, 2011 — CMT ONE COUNTRY continues its commitment to supporting artists’ causes at the 2011 CMT MUSIC AWARDS by making donations on winners’ behalf to the charity of their choice for the fourth year in a row. Since starting this initiative in 2008, CMT ONE COUNTRY has donated over $100,000 on behalf of winners to their selected charities. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the annual awards show, airing LIVE from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 8 on CMT and
A complete list of the 2011 CMT MUSIC AWARDS nominated artists and directors, and the charities who would receive their donation are below (in alphabetical order):

Aaron Lewis: It Takes A Community
Blake Shelton: Tushka Disaster Relief Fund
Carrie Underwood: C.A.T.S. Foundation
Chris Hicky (Director): Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation
David McClister (Director): Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Darius Rucker: Pattison’s Academy
Deaton Flanigan (Director): Victory Junction Gang Camp
Jason Aldean: Susan G. Komen
Jerrod Niemann: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Jimmy Buffett: CMT ONE COUNTRY
John Mayer: Northern California Institute of Research + Education/Veterans Research Institute
Justin Bieber: Pencils of Promise
Keith Urban: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Kelly Clarkson: CMT ONE COUNTRY
Kenny Chesney: Plan !t Now
Lady Antebellum: Mocha Club
Lee Brice: Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital
Little Big Town: Blood:Water Mission
Loretta Lynn: American Diabetes Association
Luke Bryan: Shriners Hospital for Children
Martina McBride: Child Help
Miranda Lambert: MuttNation
Rascal Flatts: Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital
Reba: Tushka Disaster Relief Fund
Roman White (Director): St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Sara Evans: The American Red Cross
Steel Magnolia: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Sugarland: Thistle Farms
Taylor Swift: The American Red Cross
The Band Perry: Greene County Chapter of The American Red Cross
The Civil Wars: MusiCares
The JaneDear Girls: CMT ONE COUNTRY
Thompson Square: Cystic Fibrosis (Nashville branch)
Toby Keith: Toby Keith Foundation
Train: Waterkeeper Alliance
Trey Fanjoy (Director): MusiCares Nashville Flood Relief Fund
Zac Brown Band: Camp Southern Ground, Inc.

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