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John Rich goes Wall Street

Wednesday, January 23, 2008 – John Rich, Dee Snider and Carnie Wilson of CMT's new reality show "Gone Country" rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange today.

As Rich walked the floor on what has been a rollercoaster on the market the past few days, he heard "Yee Haw!" and "Welcome to our City!" from the NYSE stock specialists.

"Hitting the gavel at the New York Stock Exchange and closing out the day with the stock market up over 300 points was exhilarating," said Rich. "My heart was racing, and my blood was pumping. Not a bad place to wind up for an ol' country boy."

The bell ringing was part of a two-day media blitz for "Gone Country." CMT's "Gone Country" premieres with a special one-hour episode on Friday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. eastern/Pacific.

The premiere episode of "Gone Country" will air across other MTV Networks, including VH1, TV Land and MTV2. Rich takes seven established performers from every realm of the entertainment and music industries, including Bobby Brown, Wilson, Snider, Diana DeGarmo, Julio Iglesias Jr., Maureen McCormick and Sisqo and immerses them in all things country for a chance to break out as the next big country superstar.

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