It is still winter in most of the country, but CMT is looking ahead to the summer and wants fans to mark their calendars for the ninth annual CMT MUSIC AWARDS which will broadcast live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 on CMT and Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 10 at all Ticketmaster outlets and the Bridgestone Arena Box Office.

The show honors the best country music videos of the year and will be sure to feature country’s biggest superstars in sizzling live performances. The first round of nominations for the 2010 CMT MUSIC AWARDS will be announced on Monday, April 5. Host and performance information will be announced at a later date.

Fans can get more information as it becomes available on Twitter (@FollowCMT) or become a fan of the CMT MUSIC AWARDS on Facebook. Also, fans can join the discussion now at’s community and talk about who they want to see on the show, discuss travel plans and more.

The 2010 CMT MUSIC AWARDS is the start of CMT’s “Summer of Music” celebration which kicks off this June in Nashville, coinciding with two of the summer’s most anticipated events for country music fans. The 2010 CMT MUSIC AWARDS is live on June 9 and the CMA Music Festival rocks downtown Nashville and LP Field June 10-13, with more than 100 hours of live music, 30 hours of autograph signings, hundreds of artists and celebrities, and thousands of ardent country music fans from around the globe.

CMT, a unit of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and Heartland entertainment, reaching more than 90 million homes in the U.S. CMT and its website,, offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and is the top resource for country music on demand. The network’s digital platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Pure Country, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.

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