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Great American Country To Re-Air 'The 47th Annual CMA Awards' November 16

Cable Premiere Relives the Excitement of “Country Music’s Biggest Night™”
NASHVILLE, TENN. --November 6, 2013 – Great American Country is the only place to relive the incredible star power, amazing performances and emotional moments from The 47th Annual CMA Awards when the network re-airs tonight’s telecast Saturday, November 16, 9:00 p.m./ET.
    Broadcast live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and co-hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, the three-hour special features performances by Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Paisley and Underwood as well as Alan Jackson and George Strait performing a tribute to George Jones; Taylor Swift joined by Vince Gill and Alison Krauss; Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert; Hunter Hayes and Jason Mraz and Zac Brown Band with Dave Grohl. As this year’s recipient of the Willie Nelson Career Achievement Award, Kenny Rogers is lauded with performances by Jennifer Nettles, Rascal Flatts and Darius Rucker.
    “Our viewers know they can find the best and brightest original country music programs on Great American Country,” said Sarah Trahern, general manager and senior vice president of Great American Country. “From exclusive red carpet arrivals in our CMA Awards Red Carpet Live special to performances by some amazing musical collaborations, this year’s CMA Awards is a real gift for fans of great music.” Since 2007 Great American Country has been the cable home for CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock, the concert special resulting from Nashville's annual CMA Fest.
    CMA Awards Red Carpet Live leads into the CMA Awards at 8:00 p.m./ET and features Great American Country hosts Suzanne Alexander, Nan Kelley and Storme Warren in the center of it all, catching up with many of the evening’s top contenders and performers.
    "The CMA Awards special joins other popular country music-themed awards shows on Great American Country," offered Trahern. "We have a history of re-airing the Academy of Country Music Awards and the recently-launched American Country Awards. Having the CMA Awards on the network reinforces to our viewers and fans of the music that Great American Country is the reliable destination for country music's biggest, all-star events."

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About Great American Country
From Main Street USA to the biggest coastal cities and everywhere in between, Great American Country celebrates the best of American living with original lifestyle entertainment spanning themes of home, family, food, travel and music. Great American Country honors America with series profiling families, exploring top U.S. destinations, and highlighting country music’s biggest stars and events. See America as never before with Great American Country, available in more than 63 million households and online at
Great American Country is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. (NYSE: SNI), the leading developer of lifestyle-oriented content for television and the Internet, including HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel. Scripps Networks Interactive is based in Knoxville, Tenn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Chevy Chase, Md. and Nashville.


Ronna Rubin


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