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Music Choice and CMA Music Festival 2016

Written by Jamal Bell From June 9-12, country music fans from all over flooded Nashville with one goal in mind: to enjoy “Country’s Night to Rock.” They made history doing it, too! The CMA Music Festival celebrated its 45th year running with record attendance! 88,500 to be exact! And Music Choice was in the mix for all the great performances with weather to match. We captured some amazing content that...

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2016 CMA Music Festival Celebrates 45th Year with Record Attendance

NASHVILLE – The 2016 CMA Music Festival sold out months in advance prompting large, enthusiastic crowds at the Festival’s numerous stages and event areas with a record-setting daily attendance of 88,500 fans. “The advance sell out speaks to the strength of the event, but great weather, the addition of two new, free stages at Ascend Amphitheater, and record crowds at XFINITY Fan Fair X at the Music City Center contributed to...

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CMA Music Festival Celebrates International Artists at CMA World GlobaLive!

NASHVILLE - International artists and fans descended on the outdoor Broadway Stage at Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Nashville Monday night for CMA World GlobaLive!, a showcase of Country stars from around the globe, to unofficially kick off the 2016 CMA Music Festival. The show got underway with the presentation of the Jo Walker-Meador International Award to the family of late CMA Board member Jeff Walker. Walker's family accepted the Award...

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Country Music’s Hottest Stars to Play HGTV Lodge During 2016 CMA Music Festival

NEW YORK – A star-studded lineup at the 2016 CMA Music Festival will be the hottest ticket in town when HGTV returns with its 3,500 sq. ft. HGTV Lodge. From Thursday, June 9—Sunday, June 12 in Nashville, HGTV Lodge will offer Festival-goers the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience™, including live musical performances by popular artists Keith Urban, Martina McBride, Jake Owen, and Cole Swindell, as well as special appearances by HGTV stars Drew...

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Street Closures Announced for 2016 CMA Music Festival

NASHVILLE – Downtown Nashville will experience changes in traffic flow to accommodate the events and activities of the 2016 CMA Music Festival. The annual event will take place Thursday through Sunday, June 9-12, but several road closures will take effect this week. All times listed are Central. Closures beginning Friday, June 3: 7:00 AM – The northbound lane cutout of First Avenue will be closed from Demonbreun to Church Streets...

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Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett Announced as Hosts of "CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock" Airing Aug. 3 on ABC

NASHVILLE – Two of Country Music’s hottest male vocalists will team up to host the summer’s hottest television music event when the ABC Television Network airs “CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" on Wednesday, Aug. 3 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET). Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett will host the three-hour special that brings Country Music’s most storied Festival to a national television audience. “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” will be...

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Two New Stages Added to CMA Music Festival: AT&T Skyview Stage and Budweiser Acoustic Stage at Ascend Amphitheater

NASHVILLE – As Nashville grows, so does CMA Music Festival. Since moving to downtown Nashville in 2001, the Festival has grown with the city – embracing opportunities to present new exciting venues for thousands of fans who travel from around the globe for the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience™. “Music is the foundation of CMA Music Festival, and we are always exploring new venues and settings for fans to enjoy everything...

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Chris Young Hosts Opening Ceremonies at Skyview Stage at Ascend Amphitheater on Wednesday, June 8

NASHVILLE – Country star Chris Young will kick off the 2016 CMA Music Festival Wednesday, June 8 (11:00 AM/CT) at the Festival’s new, state-of-the-art venue – Skyview Stage at Ascend Amphitheater. “We are always looking at ways to grow the Festival and enhance the experience for our fans,” said CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern. “Adding this fantastic venue to our numerous free stages downtown is a great addition and...

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CMA Music Festival’s Fan Fair X Focuses On Fans

Autographs, Lifestyle Exhibits, Prize Giveaways, and Three Stages Featuring Music and Artist Panels Highlight the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience June 9-12 at Music City Center Charles Esten, Charles Kelley, Martina McBride, and Hillary Scott are Featured Artists of the Day NASHVILLE – Fan Fair X celebrates what CMA Music Festival is most well-known for: creating unique experiences Country fans won’t find anywhere else. Since the very first Fan Fair...

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Country Goes Global! Interational Country Artists Perform Leading Up To 2016 CMA Music Festival

NASHVILLE – Each June, Country Music enthusiasts from around the world travel to Nashville for CMA Music Festival. But fans aren’t the only ones crossing borders to attend the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience; international Country artists also make the pilgrimage to Music City to perform at CMA World GlobaLive!, a free, international Country Music showcase on Monday, June 6 (6:00-10:30 PM/CT) on the outdoor stage at Hard Rock Cafe...

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CMA Music Festival Continues to Grow with Gildan Broadway Stage Lineup

Margo Price Added to The Park Stage NASHVILLE – CMA Music Festival is proving to be the biggest summer concert destination for Country Music fans with the announcement of performers on the Gildan Broadway Stage at Hard Rock Cafe.   Located at the corner of Broadway and First Avenue in downtown Nashville, the Gildan Broadway Stage will operate Thursday-Sunday, June 9-12 from 10:45 AM until approximately 4:30 PM/CT and features...

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CMA Announces Lineup for Free Daily Concerts on the Chevrolet Cruze Park Stage in Walk of Fame Park During 2016 CMA Music Festival

NASHVILLE – Momentum continues to build for CMA Music Festival with the announcement of nearly 40 acts confirmed to perform during free daily concerts on the Chevrolet Cruze Park Stage in Walk of Fame Park Thursday-Sunday, June 9-12 in downtown Nashville. Video screens are returning to the Chevrolet Cruze Park Stage to ensure everyone enjoys a close-up view of their favorite artists. Additionally, a new placement of the stage will...

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CMA Music Festival Announces Four Days of Free Concerts at the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage

Jake Owen Kicks Off 2016 CMA Music Festival NASHVILLE – Country Music fans attending the 2016 CMA Music Festival will be ready to party on the Cumberland with the announcement of performers for the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage. From legendary acts to Country’s newest rising stars, the roster includes nearly 40 acts who will appear during the FREE daily concerts. CMA Awards nominee Jake Owen will officially kick off the festivities at the...

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CMA Music Festival Announces Additional Performers for Nightly Concerts at The Stadium

NASHVILLE – CMA Music Festival’s Nightly Concerts just got even bigger. CMA Announced via the CMA Music Festival app that Frankie Ballard, Clint Black, Charlie Daniels Band, Exile, Marshall Tucker Band, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Ray Stevens, and The Oak Ridge Boys will perform as part of the Nightly Concerts at Nissan Stadium.   They join previously announced fellow Country Music stars Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan,...

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CMA Music Festival Announces Sunday Lineup for the Nightly Concerts at The Stadium

NASHVILLE – CMA Music Festival’s stadium lights will shine on Luke Bryan, Brett Eldredge, Little Big Town, Thomas Rhett, and Keith Urban when they perform Sunday, June 12 as part of the Nightly Concerts at Nissan Stadium. They join previously announced Country Music stars Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Carrie Underwood, Hank Williams,...

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