CMT will be the exclusive sponsor of The Oxford American magazine's 10th anniversary Music issue.The sponsorship will be used to produce the first-ever double CD of Southern music that will accompany this special edition of the magazine, which will be released in November.
Since its introduction in 1998, the Music issue has been the best-selling issue of The Oxford American each year. It has twice won the National Magazine Award for single-topic issue, in 1999 and 2004, and it consistently has received wide critical acclaim.
The Oxford American's Music issue always is accompanied by a CD featuring a diverse mix of great Southern music identified by the magazine's editor, Marc Smirnoff. This year will be the first time a double CD is offered.
"We are pleased to be the exclusive sponsor of The Oxford American's 10th anniversary Music issue and double CD, which is sure to be the best yet," said Andy Holeman, Vice President of Marketing at CMT. "CMT's partnership with The Oxford American's Music issue goes back several years, and we are very proud to continue our support of this wonderful effort highlighting such a great and diverse landscape of music."
"The Oxford American is extremely grateful for CMT's generous support of our 10th anniversary Music issue," said Warwick Sabin, publisher of The Oxford American. "CMT's exclusive sponsorship will ensure a high-quality, unique and groundbreaking Music issue and double CD for our readers and fans."
CMT, a unit of Viacom's MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 87 million homes in the U.S. CMT and its website, CMT.com http://www.cmt.com/ , 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.
The Oxford American (www.oxfordamericanmag.com ) is "The Southern Magazine of Good Writing." Founded in 1992 in Oxford, Mississippi, it has won two National Magazine Awards and is currently published from the campus of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.