Luke, CMT and People Magazine - Check it out!

CMT has partnered with PEOPLE for a half-hour special to coincide with the magazineís popular country issue, it was announced today by CMT and PEOPLE.  Hosted by CMT INSIDERís Allison DeMarcus, PEOPLE COUNTRY SPECIAL ON CMT will bring the pages of PEOPLEís quarterly country newsstand issue to life, with exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage of photo shoots and interviews with country musicís biggest stars.  The special premieres Saturday, May 17 at 1:30 p.m., ET/PT and will encore on Sunday, May 18 at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., ET/PT.

PEOPLE COUNTRY SPECIAL ON CMT will take viewers inside an exclusive interview and photo shoot with Kenny Chesney, go inside the homes of Clint and Lisa Hartman Black and Luke Bryan, as well as share Jack Ingramís secrets for an authentic Texas barbecue.  In addition, Carrie Underwood reveals her favorite things and LeAnn Rimes, Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Snoop Dogg, Bobby Brown and Jewel are featured backstage at PEOPLEís photo booth at the 2008 CMT Music Awards.

PEOPLEís Country Special issue is available at newsstands on Friday, May 16 for four weeks.  With a distribution of 1million, the special issue is being published four times in 2008.

PEOPLE Country Special on CMT is produced by CMT; Lewis Bogach serves as executive producer.