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Votes during CMT’s Music Awards can help Habitat for Humanity

ATLANTA (March 19, 2008) – Habitat for Humanity could be among the big winners of the 2008 “CMT Music Awards” on Monday, April 14, as CMT’s social arm – “One Country” – will be gifting $2,500 to each winner’s nonprofit of choice. The 2008 CMT Music Awards will provide fans and Habitat supporters the opportunity to vote for their favorite country artists, including Jack Ingram and Reba McEntire, who each designated Habitat as their nonprofit recipient.

Fans can visit www.cmt.com/cmt-music-awards to cast their votes, as well as to support Habitat.

Ingram was nominated in the category of “CMT Music Awards Wide Open Country Video of the Year” for his “Measure of a Man” music video. McEntire’s “Because of You” collaboration with Kelly Clarkson was nominated in the categories of “Video of the Year,” “Video Director of the Year” and “Collaborative Video of the Year.”

CMT One Country, CMT’s pro-social initiative, was launched in the fall of 2005 to promote civic participation and inspire CMT viewers to take action and bring about important change in their communities. CMT One Country partners include America’s Second Harvest, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Habitat for Humanity, Hands On Network and the USO (United Service Organizations). Led by Advisory Board members President Jimmy Carter, Maya Angelou and General Colin Powell, whose combined service to America is legendary, CMTOneCountry.com aims to offer tools to help anyone start making a difference immediately. For more information: www.CMTOneCountry.com.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built more than 250,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1 million people. For more information, visit www.habitat.org/.