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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 Releases Research on International Country Music Consumer Habits During CMA Music Festival

NASHVILLE – With attendees from every state and 25 foreign countries, CMA Music Festival provided a unique platform to release findings from a recent research study on International Country Music Consumer Habits Saturday, June 11 in Nashville. The presentation was given by CMA Senior Director of Market Research Karen Stump. Chairman of the CMA International Committee Rob Potts welcomed the audience of music industry professionals as well as domestic and...

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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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