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CMT Awards Honoree Kris Kristofferson Spins Some Yarns

Songwriter. Singer. Actor. Rhodes scholar. Country-music icon. Kris Kristofferson may be the ultimate Renaissance man — and perhaps the coolest dude on the planet. Tonight, the 70-year-old outlaw receives the Johnny Cash Visionary Award at the 2007 CMT Music Awards (starting at 8 pm/ET), which honors country-music videos and features performances by everyone from Kenny Chesney to Carrie Underwood. We spoke with Kristofferson about his storied career. (Also check out our recent Q&As with CMT Music Award nominees Read Full Article

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CMT Awards Honoree Kris Kristofferson Spins Some Yarns

Songwriter. Singer. Actor. Rhodes scholar. Country-music icon. Kris Kristofferson may be the ultimate Renaissance man — and perhaps the coolest dude on the planet. Tonight, the 70-year-old outlaw receives the Johnny Cash Visionary Award at the 2007 CMT Music Awards (starting at 8 pm/ET), which honors country-music videos and features performances by everyone from Kenny Chesney to Carrie Underwood. We spoke with Kristofferson about his storied career. (Also check out our recent Q&As with CMT Music Award nominees read more

CMT Music Awards Q&A: Teen Sensation Taylor Swift

One of last year's most infectious country singles, "Tim McGraw," came not from some already established Nashville star, but from 17-year-old high-school student Taylor Swift. The video for the song scored the Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, native a nomination for Breakthrough Video of the Year at the 2007 CMT Music Awards, airing Monday at 8 pm/ET, and at which she'll also present. For today's Q&A, we spoke with Taylor about her hit video. Check back Monday for an interview with CMT's Johnny Cash Visionary Award recipient Kris Kristofferson. TVGuide.com: Congratulations on your nomination. You must be excited.Taylor Swift: I'm so excited, but really nervous, too! I've never been nominated for anything before. I've sat i read more

CMT Music Awards Preview Q&A: Big & Rich's Big Kenny

Leave it to a country-music channel to know how to throw a party. On Monday, April 16, starting at 8 pm/ET, CMT presents the 2007 CMT Music Awards, the annual event honoring the best in country-music videos. With a loose, friendly feel and a stellar lineup of performers (including Carrie Underwood, Sugarland, Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney and Bon Jovi), the show once known as the Flameworthy Awards has become what the MTV Video Music Awards used to be: fun. TVGuide.com spoke with Big Kenny of nominated honky-tonk duo Big & Rich as he prepared for an acoustic showcase in support of their forthcoming CD, Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace. Check back Friday and Monday for Q&As with nominee read more

Music Notes: Billboard Says Goodbye Vegas, Hello Grits

Fox is fixin' to announce that its annual Billboard Music Awards will slip the word "Country" before "Music," relocate the kudosfest from Sin City to Nashville and reprioritize its accolades accordingly. The decision, says Variety, comes after the '06 Billboard show hit a sour note with its lowest ratings to date. There's a song in that somewhere.In other music-awards-show news — and isn't there always some? — Toby Keith, Keith Urban and Bon Keith Jovi have been added to the 2007 CMT Music Awards, airing April 16 at 8 pm/ET. read more

Short Cuts: Prison Break, Chrissy Snow and More!

A TV station in eastern China recently flouted a national ban on crime-related shows by airing excerpts of Prison Break on a children's channel, as part of a "Watch Movies, Learn English" initiative. "Shiv" is now the most-used word at the Luying Elementary School's recess.... TV Land marks the 30th anniversary of Three's Company with a 24-hour marathon beginning Saturday at 8 pm/ET — or at least that's what I overheard through the kitchen door.... Kris Kristofferson will be honored with the Johnny Cash Visionary Award at the 2007 CMT Music Awards, airing April 16.... Has a movie ever taught you something? Talk about it in my new Trivial Mattr's blog entry. read more

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Premiered: April 10, 2006
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Premise: The fifth annual event honoring outstanding country-music videos, with fans' votes determining the winners. Performers include Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Trace Adkins, Gretchen Wilson, Brooks and Dunn, and Sugarland. Jeff Foxworthy hosts. Taped April 2006.

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