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CMT ADDS GARTH BROOKS MUSIC VIDEO INSPIRED BY LOS ANGELES RIOTS

 NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- CMT: Country Music Television will begin playing on Saturday, March 13, the Garth Brooks music video "We Shall Be Free," even though the song received a cool reception from some radio stations.
 Written by Brooks and Stephanie Davis as a testimony to brotherhood and tolerance, Brooks has said the song was inspired by the Los Angeles riots last spring.
 Artists often release videos before records are shipped to radio stations, but this was not the case with this record. A different edit of "We Shall Be Free" premiered during the Super Bowl Pre-Game Show, but the video was not offered to country video programmers until this week.
 "I feel the video has a very positive message and will be welcomed by our audience," said CMT Program Manager Tracy Storey. "We have been encouraging Garth's management to release it for quite a while."
 Storey said the video would be played six times per day on CMT during the first week, and would be re-evaluated as audience response is available.
 The video includes cameo appearances by a vast array of celebrities including Paula Abdul, Burt Bacharach, Harry Belafonte, Michael Bolton, John Elway, Boomer Esiason, Whoopi Goldberg, Amy Grant, Julio Iglesias, Bernie Kosar, Jay Leno, Marlee Matlin, Reba McEntire, Warren Moon, Eddie Murphy, Martina Navratilova, Craig T. Nelson, Patrick Swayze, Elizabeth Taylor, Lily Tomlin and Kristi Yamaguchi.
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