NASHVILLE -- (May 21, 2008) -- For the second year, CMT One Country will reward winners of the 2009 CMT
Music Awards by making donations on their behalf to their selected charities. In addition to honoring winners,
CMT One Country is partnering with Rhapsody® to make donations on behalf of all nominees. From now until
Sunday, June 21, the proceeds from the purchase of any 2009 CMT Music Awards nominated song from
Rhapsody.com will go to benefit the artist's specified charity. The 2009 CMT Music Awards premiere live on
Tuesday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT on CMT and CMT.com.
"CMT One Country is honored to once again reward the charities of the winners for the 2009 CMT Music
Awards," said Lucia Folk, director of public affairs, CMT, "And we are privileged to partner with Rhapsody to
reward not only winners, but also nominees' charities at a time when non-profits need the community's support
more than ever."
"Rhapsody is proud to be involved with the CMT One Country initiative and help music fans to support the
charities of their favorite artists," said Tim Quirk, vice president of programming for Rhapsody America.
CMT One Country, CMT's pro-social initiative, was launched in the fall of 2005 to inspire CMT viewers to take
action and bring about important change in their communities. After the 2008 CMT Music Awards, CMT One
Country donated $70,000 on behalf of winners to their selected charities. Visit CMTONECOUNTRY.com to learn
more information about the nominated artists' charities and this initiative.