Country music's only fan-voted awards show keeps getting hotter as more superstars are confirmed to perform at the CMT 2004 Flame Worthy Video Music Awards, airing live Wednesday, April 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CMT. Toby Keith and Martina McBride have joined the already red hot lineup of performers including host Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, Alison Krauss & Union Station and Sheryl Crow. Additional performances will be announced soon.
The CMT 2004 Flame Worthy Video Music Awards will be telecast live from the Gaylord Entertainment Center in downtown Nashville. Tickets to the CMT 2004 Flame Worthy Video Music Awards will be available beginning Saturday, March 6 at all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 615-255-9600 and online at CMT.com and ticketmaster.com.
Keith's latest single "American Soldier" is the No. 1 country single, making 18 No. 1 hits for the superstar, including "Who's Your Daddy," "Beer for My Horses" and "I Love This Bar." Since its release in November 2003, his latest album Shock 'n Y'all debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart, was the biggest selling country album of 2003, is nearing triple platinum and still remains on the charts in the Top 5. Keith's previous, quadruple-platinum album, Unleashed, is holding steady in the Top 10. Keith won three Flame Worthy in 2003, including video of the year for "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue."
For the last decade, McBride has won over legions of fans with her powerful voice and moving lyrics. With 20 Top 10 hits on the Billboard charts, she has sold over 13 million albums and made her mark with songs like "Wild Angels," "Independence Day," "Blessed" and "Concrete Angel." For two years in a row McBride has received the CMA female vocalist of the year and ACM top female vocalist of the year awards, a Grammy and two Flame Worthy awards. Her latest album, Martina, her first studio release of all new music in four years, has sold over 1 million copies and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Album Chart.
In its third year, the CMT 2004 Flame Worthy Video Music Awards has rapidly become a fan favorite. The CMT 2003 Flame Worthy 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 Flame Worthy programs.