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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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“FOREVER COUNTRY” RECOGNIZED WITH RIAA GOLD CERTIFICATION PLAQUE DURING CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL

NASHVILLE – "Forever Country" producer Shane McAnally and co-arranger Josh Osborne received plaques Saturday celebrating RIAA Gold certification for their roles contributing to the success of the chart-topping, award-winning single commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the CMA Awards. Plaques were presented by Damon Whiteside, CMA Chief Marketing Officer, and Sally Williams, CMA Board Chairman and Senior Vice President of Programming and Artist Relations for Opry Entertainment and General Manager of...

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“CMA FEST” HOSTED BY THOMAS RHETT AND KELSEA BALLERINI TO AIR WEDNESDAY, AUG. 16 ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK

NASHVILLE – CMA officially announced today “CMA Fest,” The Music Event of Summer, will air Wednesday, Aug. 16 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC television network. Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini will host the three-hour special that brings Country Music’s Ultimate Fan Experience to a national television audience. “CMA Fest” is executive-produced by Robert Deaton. This year marks a new identity of the primetime special from “CMA Music Festival: Country's Night...

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CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES RETURNS TO CMA THEATER DURING CMA MUSIC FEST JUNE 7 IN NASHVILLE

Top Tunesmiths Barry Dean, Brett James, Jon Nite, and Don Schlitz to Share the Stories Behind their Hit Song WHAT: The CMA Songwriters Series returns to Nashville at the CMA Theater in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum during CMA Music Fest on Wednesday, June 7 (7:00 PM/CT, doors at 6:00 PM/CT). This special edition of the CMA Songwriters Series will boast chart-topping songwriters Barry Dean, Brett James, Jon Nite, and Don Schlitz,...

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FREE CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL NIGHTLY CONCERTS ANNOUNCED FOR CRACKER BARREL COUNTRY ROADS STAGE AT ASCEND AMPHITHEATER JUNE 8-10

NATIONAL ANTHEM SINGERS ADDED TO NISSAN STADIUM LINEUP   NASHVILLE – CMA Music Festival announces free nightly concerts at the Cracker Barrel Country Roads Stage located in downtown Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater Thursday, June 8 through Saturday, June 10, beginning at 7:00 PM/CT each evening. Big and Rich “Bring the Party” will kick off the 2017 festivities Thursday with special guests DJ Sinister & the Country Fried Mix and Cowboy Troy....

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XFINITY FAN FAIR X TO HOST HUNDREDS OF COUNTRY ARTISTS AND CELEBRITIES JUNE 8-11 AT CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL

Meet-and-Greets, Over 130 Music and Lifestyle Exhibits, Prize Giveaways, and Three Stages Featuring Artist Panels and Performances at Music City Center Martina McBride and Brad Paisley Confirmed Artists of the Day     NASHVILLE – CMA Fest 2017 is the hottest ticket in Country Music with more than 353K square feet of air-conditioned fun and entertainment Thursday through Sunday, June 8-11 (9:30 AM-5:00 PM) at Music City Center in downtown...

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Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett to Host “CMA Fest 2017” Special Airing This Summer on ABC Television Network

NASHVILLE – CMA Music Festival is not only the ultimate Country Music festival experience for fans from all over the world to attend, it’s also the only music festival with its own annual network television special. This year that special will be hosted by two of Country Music’s hottest stars: Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett. The pair will team up to host “CMA Fest 2017,” the three-hour special that brings...

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CMA Music Festival Announces All-Star Budweiser “Forever Country” Park Stage Lineup

NCVC Partners With CMA On Free Indoor Music City Stage During CMA Fest NASHVILLE – With nearly 150 acts already set to perform at the 2017 CMA Music Festival across four stages, CMA announced lineups for two additional free stages today: The brand new Budweiser “Forever Country” Park Stage in the park space behind Ascend Amphitheater, which will feature some of the biggest names in Country Music from recent decades;...

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2017 CMA Music Festival Lineup Revealed

Nightly Concert Lineup Announced Exclusively on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Days of Social Media Posts Reveal More than 100 Artists Performing Ticket Proceeds Benefit Music Education through CMA Foundation NASHVILLE — After four days of social teases, the lineup for the 2017 CMA Music Festival is here! The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience takes place Thursday through Sunday, June 8-11 in downtown Nashville. Monday through Wednesday this week, a different stage...

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