On April 23, MTV will begin airing satellite service DirecTV's music/travelogue series, "Music In High Places," starting with a week's worth of older episodes. MTV's initial broadcasts will feature Al

On April 23, MTV will begin airing satellite service DirecTV's music/travelogue series, "Music In High Places," starting with a week's worth of older episodes. MTV's initial broadcasts will feature Alanis Morissette at the Navajo Nation in Arizona, Collective Soul in Morocco, Brian McKnight in Brazil, and Shawn Colvin in French Polynesia. New episodes of the series will continue to air first on DirecTV.

Among the segments scheduled for later this year are the Deftones on the main island of Hawaii, Sugar Ray in Australia, BBMak in Vietnam, and Mya in Sicily. A newly signed worldwide distribution agreement with Image Entertainment will bring "Music In High Places" to DVD and home video in the near future

The show aims to build awareness of the need to preserve endangered sites around the world, as designated by the United Nations' UNESCO program. A portion of the proceeds from the series franchise will also benefit the Grammy Foundation's music education programs.