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CMT Offering $50,000 Labor Day Prize

August 15, 2006

NEW YORK (AP) _ Expecting a baby around Labor Day weekend? That bundle of joy could mean big bucks if your timing is right.

CMT will award $50,000 to the mother of the first baby born in America during the premiere of Jeff Foxworthy’s new sketch comedy series, ``Foxworthy’s Big Night Out,″ on Sept. 1 (8:30 p.m. EDT).

The winner will be the earliest delivery during the local premiere airtime. In the event of a tie, a random drawing will be conducted, the network announced Monday.

To be eligible, the new mom must submit an entry form, found at www.foxworthy.cmt.com.

``With eight babies born every minute in this country, it’s likely that a baby will be born the exact minute that the new series premieres,″ said Andy Holeman, CMT’s vice president of consumer marketing, in a statement. ``Then, the new mother can start to plan her `big night out.‴

Foxworthy, 47, became a mainstream hit with his ``you might be a redneck if ...″ jokes. Each week, his ``Big Night Out″ will feature a country-music artist performing songs and appearing in comedy sketches.

Kenny Rogers will be a guest in the first episode.

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