Friday, September 28, 2007

Toby Keith and Steven Tyler added to Hank Williams Jr. tribute

Toby Keith and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler have been added to the all-star lineup for CMT GIANTS: HANK WILLIAMS, JR which honors the extraordinary life and music of the legendary Hank Williams Jr. The two hour special, CMT GIANTS: HANK WILLIAMS, JR, will be taped before a live audience on Thursday, October 25 at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles and tickets are on sale now. The previously announced line-up includes performances by superstars Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Kid Rock, Gretchen Wilson, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Buddy Guy, with more soon to be announced. Jimmy Kimmel and Terry Bradshaw are slated to present. CMT GIANTS: HANK WILLIAMS, JR will premiere on CMT on Saturday, November 17 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT.
The CMT GIANTS franchise began last year when Reba McEntire was honored for her stellar career by such stars as Faith Hill, Trisha Yearwood, Kelly Clarkson, Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, LeAnn Rimes, Megan Mullally, Wynonna and Dolly Parton, each of whom paid tribute to Reba by lending their voices to her biggest hits.
CMT GIANTS is produced by Tom Forrest and Tailight TV. John Hamlin and Margaret Comeaux serve as executive producers for CMT.

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