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Voting on Laura Bell Bundy's CMT Music Video Awards Now Available

Broadway star and country recording artist Laura Bell Bundy has made it to the preliminary stages of voting for the annual CMT Music Video Awards. Bell Bundy's video, "Giddy On Up!" is on the list for a public vote in order to gain a placement on the final list of nominees.

Bell Bundy's video currently holds nominations for Female Video of the Year and USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year. Round 1 voting has now started and will run through May 3.

Those wishing to vote on the video may do so at www.cmt.com/cmt-music-awards or using the Webtools voting banner at webtools.cmt.com/viewpromo.php?promo_id=1904.

The first round of voting runs from April 5 through May 3, only at CMT.com, where fans will select from the top eight nominees in each of the nine categories.

Videos that debuted on CMT between Feb. 24, 2009, and March 1, 2010, are eligible for the 2010 CMT Music Awards, and finalists have been determined by a blue-ribbon panel that includes noted country music journalists, as well as music industry and CMT executives.

The first round of nominees for the 2010 CMT Music Awards has been announced in all nine categories, and voting is underway. The final four nominees in eight categories will be announced May 11. The final nominees for video of the year will be revealed at the beginning of the live show on June 9. Click here or visit www.cmt.com for a full list of nominees!

Laura Bell Bundy's major label debut album Achin' And Shakin' is slated for release April 13 on Mercury Nashville. The infectious lead single "Giddy On Up" has been described as "a breath of fresh air" and "nothing short of a new female anthem" amongst industry critics since the premiere of the music video on January 18.

"Giddy On Up" has received almost 1 million streams in a month and has sold over 30,000 digital singles.

"Our gut said Laura Bell Bundy would be a big hit and it exceeded our expectations," said Jay Frank, SVP Music Strategy, CMT. "#1 on CMT.com right out of the box and immediate sales from the first spin...she is a definite star in CMT's future."

In addition to the astounding web buzz, numerous radio markets have jumped on board and added Bundy's single to total over 28 stations countrywide in just 3 weeks.

"Giddy On Up" is the number one requested song at KILT, in Houston," said Jeff Garrison, PD KILT, VP of Country Programming, CBS.

Other top stations such as San Antonio's KAJA, Houston's KKBQ, San Jose's KRTY, Minneapolis's KEEY, Chicago's WUSN, Portland's KWJJ and KUPL, Denver's KYGO and both Phoenix station's KNIX and KMLE are in full support of the single some spinning it over 30 times a week.

Laura Bell Bundy has been performing lead and feature roles in New York and in Regional Theater since the age of nine. She is most familiar to Broadway audiences for originating the roles of Elle Woods in Legally Blonde: The Musical, and Amber Von Tussle in the Tony Award winning musical, Hairspray, as well as a stint as Glinda in the smash hit, Wicked. In addition to her work in the theater, Ms. Bundy has also appeared as Marah Lewis in "Guiding Light" from 1999-2001 as well as guest appearances on "Cold Case," "Veronica Mars," and Comedy Central's "Strangers With Candy." She can also be found in such films as Dreamgirls, Life With Mickey and Jumanji. She covers everything from rockabilly to Dixie-flavored pop on her debut CD, Longing for a Place Already Gone, which she co-wrote and co-produced. For more information, visit www.laurabellbundy.com.

 




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