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2017 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL DELIVERS WITH CAPACITY CROWDS, SOLD OUT NIGHTLY CONCERTS, AND HIGHEST FAN ENGAGEMENT IN 46-YEAR HISTORY OF MUSIC EVENT OF SUMMER

Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Garth Brooks Presents Surprise Donation to CMA Foundation and Rousing Opening Night Performance 2018 CMA Music Festival Pre-Sales Begin June 19, National On-Sale Launches June 27 Three-hour ABC TV Special “CMA Fest” Airs Aug. 16 NASHVILLE – The 46th year of CMA Music Festival, the Music Event of Summer, drew sold-out crowds to the Nightly Concerts at Nissan Stadium, capacity crowds at Chevrolet Riverfront Stage and the Cracker Barrel Country Roads Stage at Ascend Amphitheater,...

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CMA Foundation "Music Education Matters" Initiative Taps Keith Urban as a National Ambassador

Urban Donates Guitars to Student Musicians in CMA Foundation Partner Programs NASHVILLE – CMA and the CMA Foundation unveiled its new "Music Education Matters" campaign today during CMA Music Festival and announced that superstar Keith Urban will be the first national ambassador for the program, which provides musical instruments and teaching support to programs serving inner-city youth. “Music is not only powerful, it’s magical,” said Urban. “It has the ability...

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CMA Foundation Announces $150,000 Grant to Little Kids Rock

Rascal Flatts Visits Los Angeles School to Present Donation NASHVILLE – Country Music trio Rascal Flatts visited students at Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles Wednesday to make a surprise instrument donation and present a CMA Foundation grant to national not-for-profit Little Kids Rock. The $150,000 grant will help the program fund instrument purchases, teacher training, and other resources in public schools facing budget cuts. CMA Foundation grants are presented...

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Karen Fairchild and Joe Galante Discuss CMA Foundation with Festival Publicists

NASHVILLE - CMA Foundation Board members Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town and Joe Galante spoke on behalf of the organization to a select group of industry publicists whose artists are heavily involved with the 2015 CMA Music Festival at the CMA office in Nashville Tuesday. Fairchild and Galante were on hand to express the importance of artist involvement with the Foundation's numerous charity partners, as well as shed light...

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AT&T U-verse Fan Fair X: The Foundation of the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience

Continuous Music on Three Stages, Autographs, Lifestyle Exhibits, Prize Giveaways, and Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Darius Rucker, and Chris Young are Featured Artists of the Day! NASHVILLE – AT&T U-verse® Fan Fair X is the center of the fan/artist experience at CMA Music Festival, the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience. “This event started as Fan Fair in 1972 as an annual celebration of the relationship between our loyal fans...

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