Some people dream of attending a live awards show and mixing with their favorite celebrities, actors and artists at the event and at the hottest after parties. The Biography Channel, television's home of some of the world's most fascinating people, gives one lucky country fan a chance to live out their dream with this year's Insiders Pass to the CMA Awards Sweepstakes.

Running through October 29, 2006, The Insiders Pass to the CMA Awards Sweepstakes, gives one lucky viewer the chance to go behind the scenes at the Country Music Awards. The grand prize winner will be flown, with a guest, to Nashville to accompany rising country music group Blue County to the parties and events surrounding the CMA Awards, as well as the ceremony itself. The official prize package includes roundtrip airfare, 3 nights accommodation, ground transportation and admission for 2 to the 2006 CMA Awards. Viewers can register at www.biography.com

The sweepstakes leads up to The Biography Channel's Country Giants Week celebrating country music and its artists. The week features six nights of primetime country fun including four world premiere programs: Mavericks: Honky Tonk Heroes (10/30 @ 9pm ET) and Mavericks: Honky Tonk Angels (11/1 @ 9pm ET), two star-studded hour long specials depicting the rebellious nature of country music's most successful artists; Biography: LeAnn Rimes (11/2 @ 8pm ET); and Race to the Red Carpet: CMA's (11/2 @ 9pm ET), a fast-paced, insider's glimpse leading into this year's Country Music Awards.

No purchase necessary. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited. Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are 21 years of age or older as of October 9, 2006. For Official Rules, please visit http://www.biography.com and click on INSIDERS PASS TO THE CMA AWARDS SWEEPSTAKES. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01 AM (ET) on October 9, 2006 and ends at 11:59:59 PM (ET) on October 29, 2006. Sponsor: A&E Television Networks 235 East 45th Street, New York, NY 10017  

Evan Jacobs