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Country Music Fans Look Forward to Summer Nights and Stadium Lights All Month Long

CMA Music Festival Announces Lineups for Nightly Concerts Each Wednesday in March NASHVILLE – It may still be winter for most of America, but CMA and Country Music fans from around the globe are looking forward to summer nights and stadium lights at CMA Music Festival, Thursday through Sunday, June 9-12. While the Festival boasts numerous free stages and unique fan experiences all over downtown Nashville, the most anticipated events...

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The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience: CMA Music Festival Celebrates 45 Years in 2016

NASHVILLE – CMA Music Festival, the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience, celebrates 45 years in 2016 with all the non-stop music, fan engagement, and artist experiences attendees have come to expect since the event began as Fan Fair® in 1972. “Country Music festivals come and go, but this event has succeeded for four and a half decades because we constantly challenge ourselves to enhance the experience for our fans, the...

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Steven Tyler to Join Front and Center Taping For CMA Songwriters Series in New York

Legendary Singer to Announce Final Nominees for “The 49th Annual CMA Awards" Sept. 9 on "Good Morning America" and GoodMorningAmerica.com with Kelsea Ballerini Tickets for CMA Songwriters Series Taping On Sale Tomorrow, Sept. 4 at 8:00 AM/EST NASHVILLE – The critically-acclaimed music series, “Front and Center” and the Country Music Association (CMA) have announced a special taping of the CMA Songwriters Series with Steven Tyler, the iconic songwriter and prolific voice of the best-selling...

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Summer’s Hottest Acts Perform on "CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock" Airing Tuesday, August 4 on ABC

NASHVILLE – Summer’s hottest artists will perform on “CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" airing Tuesday, Aug. 4 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network and hosted for the third time by reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town. Filmed during CMA Music Festival in June, the special features many of today's most exciting Country Music stars, including Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan,...

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CMA Music Festival Sets New Record at $46.8 Million in Direct Visitor Spending

NASHVILLE—The 2015 CMA Music Festival generated a record $46.8 million in direct visitor spending, an increase of $7.5 million over last year according to numbers released by the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. (NCVC) today. “The CMA Music Festival is a big part of our brand as Music City, and the event’s enormous economic impact through direct visitor spending is a great thing for Nashville,” Mayor Karl Dean said. “The...

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2015 CMA Music Festival Sets Attendance Record With 87,680 Fans

NASHVILLE – 2015 CMA Music Festival sold out seven months in advance prompting large, enthusiastic crowds at the Festival’s numerous free stages and event areas with a record-setting daily attendance of 87,680 fans – besting 2014 numbers by 9.6 percent. “The advance sell out speaks to the strength of the event, but great weather and the numerous free stages and activities downtown contributed to our attendance bump,” said CMA Chief Executive...

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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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Little Big Town Returns to Host CMA Music Festival Television Special on ABC

REIGNING CMA VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR LITTLE BIG TOWN RETURN TO HOST SUMMER’S HOTTEST CONCERT EVENT: “CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL: COUNTRY’S NIGHT TO ROCK,” AIRING TUESDAY, AUG. 4 ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK Little Big Town Makes the Announcement at a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for CMA Music Festival at the AT&T U-verse Fan Fair X NASHVILLE – Reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town will return for the third time...

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CMA World GlobaLive! Rescheduled for Tuesday, June 9

UPDATE: This post was updated 6/8/15 at 10:48pm with updated performance times. NASHVILLE – Thunderstorms, high wind, and lightening forced CMA to reschedule the CMA World GlobaLive! concert from Monday to Tuesday, June 9 (1:00-6:30 PM/CT). “We take the decision to reschedule events during the Festival very seriously, because we don’t like disappointing our fans,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “But the safety of our attendees – and...

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Street Closures Announced for 2015 2015 CMA Music Festival

NASHVILLE – Downtown Nashville will experience changes in traffic flow to accommodate the events and activities of the 2015 CMA Music Festival. The annual event will take place Thursday through Sunday, June 11-14, but several road closures will take effect the week before. All times listed are Central. Closures beginning Monday, June 8: 6:00 AM – Fifth Avenue will be closed from Demonbreun to Broadway (reopens Monday, June 15 by...

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Carrie Underwood Kicks Off Summer at CMA Music Festival

NASHVILLE – On the day after the unofficial start of summer, Carrie Underwood tapped her social networks to announce that she will be performing at LP Field during the 2015 CMA Music Festival Nightly Concerts. Her performance at this year’s CMA Music Festival will mark the 10th anniversary of her first performance in 2005 following her victorious run on “American Idol” that same year. “We know our fans will be...

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CMA Announces Performers for Free CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Concert

CMA Announces Performers for Free CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Concert at the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage Featuring SiriusXM Highway Finds June 10 CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Concert at the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage to be Curated by SiriusXM and to be Hosted by SiriusXM On-Air Talent Patriotism Soars with National Anthem Singers Announced for Chevrolet Riverfront Stage and LP Field; CMA Adopts “See Something Say Something” Public Awareness Safety Program; Enhanced CMA Music...

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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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