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CMA FEST SOARS WITH CAPACITY CROWDS AND HIGHEST FAN ENGAGEMENT IN FESTIVAL’S 47 YEAR HISTORY

NASHVILLE—The 47th annual CMA Fest drew tens of thousands of fans to the nightly concerts at Nissan Stadium, capacity crowds at Chevrolet Riverfront Stage and the Cracker Barrel Country Roads Stage at Ascend Amphitheater, and largest engagement by Country Music fans in the event’s history from visitors from all 50 states, Puerto Rico and 36 international countries. Additionally, millennials made up 41% (the highest share) of new attendees and continue the trend...

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CMA FEST DAY FOUR WRAPS WITH SUPERSTAR SURPRISES

NASHVILLE—CMA Fest is officially a wrap! The fourth and final day saw “CMA Fest” co-host Kelsea Ballerini as the Artist of the Day at Xfinity Fan Fair X, where she answered questions from CMT’s Leslie Fram followed by a performance that included her new single “I Hate Love Songs.” Ballerini also shared the song’s brand new video with fans in attendance. Luke Bryan made a surprise appearance at the Chevy...

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CMA FEST DAY THREE FILLED WITH SURPRISES AND SUPERSTAR PERFORMANCES

NASHVILLE—CMA Fest day three kicked off bright and early, with fans packing the CMA Close Up Stage at Xfinity Fan Fair X the minute doors opened. Dustin Lynch entertained the giant crowd with a Q&A hosted by Ashley Eicher alongside Lynch’s producer Zach Crowell before performing “Good Girl,” “Cowboys and Angels” and “Small Town Boy” during the Artist of the Day session at the CMA Close Up Stage, followed by...

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CMA AND VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY’S LIFEFLIGHT EVENT MEDICINE TEAM CONTINUE TO PROVIDE CMA FEST ATTENDEES WITH HEAT SAFETY TIPS AND TREATMENT

As CMA Fest comes to a close Sunday night, officials continue to urge fans to take necessary precautions to avoid illness and injury due to surging temperatures. On Thursday, 69 festival goers received on-site medical treatment and 8 were transported to area medical facilities for symptoms ranging from heat-related illnesses, sunburn, alcohol overconsumption and blisters from improper foot care. On Friday, 92 were treated on site and 7 were transported. On Saturday, 79 were treated on...

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GARTH BROOKS SURPRISES FANS AT CMA FEST

GARTH BROOKS SURPRISES FANS AT CMA FEST WITH PERFORMANCE ON CMA CLOSE UP STAGE AT XFINITY FAN FAIR X INSIDE MUSIC CITY CENTER Garth Brooks surprised fans this afternoon at CMA Fest, performing on the CMA Close Up Stage at Xfinity Fan Fair X inside Music City Center. Fans who packed the stage hours before Garth appeared this morning were treated to a medley of Brooks’ hits including “Friends In Low Places,”...

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CMA FEST STAGES REACH CAPACITY CROWDS ON DAY TWO AS MORE COUNTRY MUSIC FANS DESCEND UPON DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE

NASHVILLE—CMA Fest kicked off the weekend early on Friday, with yet another day and night of live Country Music acts performing throughout downtown Nashville. The Chevy Riverfront Stage reached capacity crowds as Hunter Hayes took the stage Friday afternoon, while the Cracker Barrel Country Roads Stage at Ascend Amphitheater saw record attendance in the evening. Six-time CMA Awards winner and 10-time CMA Awards host, Carrie Underwood delivered an unforgettable Nissan...

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CMA FEST KICKS OFF DAY ONE WITH MORE THAN 100 PERFORMANCES THROUGHOUT DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE

NASHVILLE—The 47th annual CMA Fest kicked off yesterday, with more than 100 performances on 11 stages throughout downtown Nashville. Fans packed the festival for hours upon hours of live music and one-of-a-kind fan experiences, from CMA reigning New Artist of the Year Jon Pardi kicking off the Chevy Riverfront Stage, to Dierks Bentley appearing and performing on the CMA Close Up Stage for the Artist of the Day session at...

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CMA AND VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY’S LIFEFLIGHT EVENT MEDICINE TEAM OFFER HEAT SAFETY TIPS FOR CMA FEST ATTENDEES

NASHVILLE—As Nashville welcomes visitors from around the world to CMA Fest, officials are urging fans to take necessary precautions to avoid illness and injury due to surging temperatures. Day one of the annual music festival saw 520 patients treated for symptoms ranging from heat-related illnesses, sunburn, alcohol overconsumption and blisters from improper foot care. Sunshine and 90+ degree days are expected for each day of the festival. Heat-related illness is the number one concern...

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CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES PRESENTED BY U.S. BANK HOSTS INTIMATE EVENING IN NASHVILLE

NASHVILLE—The Country Music Association’s critically acclaimed CMA Songwriters Series Presented by U.S. Bank hosted a performance last night featuring Mary Chapin Carpenter, Vince Gill, Mac McAnally and Don Schlitz at downtown Nashville’s CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to kick off CMA Fest; a limited number of four-day tickets for CMA Fest’s nightly concerts at Nissan Stadium are still available at CMAFest.com/tickets or through the CMA Box Office at 1-800-CMA-FEST. The intimate and often...

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THOMAS RHETT AND KELSEA BALLERINI RETURN TO HOST “CMA FEST”

The Music Event of Summer Airs Wednesday, Aug. 8 on the ABC Television Network NASHVILLE—The Country Music Association has announced Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini will return for a second year as hosts of “CMA Fest,” the three-hour special that brings Country Music’s Ultimate Fan Experience to a national television audience. “CMA Fest” airs Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 8/7c on the ABC Television Network and is executive produced by Robert...

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CMA FEST ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF GARTH BROOKS AT XFINITY FAN FAIR X

Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Featured on CMA Close Up Stage Saturday, June 9 - Brooks Revealed News Moments Ago During Weekly Facebook Live Series “Inside Studio G” NASHVILLE—CMA Fest has announced the addition of Country Music superstar Garth Brooks at Xfinity Fan Fair X inside Music City Center. Brooks will take the CMA Close Up Stage Saturday, June 9 from 12:15 to 1:00 PM, where he will participate in a Q&A hosted by...

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DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE STREET CLOSURES SCHEDULED FOR CMA FEST MAY 31—JUNE 12

Transportation and Bag Policies Reminder CMA Fest, which takes place Thursday through Sunday, June 7-10. Road closures will commence Thursday, May 31 at 7:00 AM and last until Tuesday, June 12 at 3:00 PM. All times listed are Central. Maps of the CMA Fest footprint can be found at CMAfest.com/maps. Road closures beginning Thursday, May 31: • 7:00 AM – The northbound lane cutout of First Avenue will be closed...

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CMA FEST ANNOUNCES MORE THAN 100 ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES JUNE 7-10

Xfinity Fan Fair X Features Three Stages with Artist Panels, Performances, Meet and Greets, Music and Lifestyle Exhibits, Prize Giveaways and More HGTV Lodge Returns to Downtown Nashville NASHVILLE—CMA Fest has announced more than 100 additional performances throughout Downtown Nashville Thursday through Sunday, June 7-10. Xfinity Fan Fair X is back and more exciting than ever featuring three stages packed with artist performances, panels and meet and greets, in addition...

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CMA FEST ANNOUNCES CMA CLOSE UP STAGE AT XFINITY FAN FAIR X FEATURING ARTISTS OF THE DAY KELSEA BALLERINI, DIERKS BENTLEY, LUKE BRYAN AND DUSTIN LYNCH

Jason Aldean Added to Nissan Stadium June 7, National Anthem Performances Announced NASHVILLE—Xfinity Fan Fair X, CMA Fest’s Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience where fans get up close and personal with their favorite artists, returns to Music City Center fun and entertainment daily Thursday, June 7 through Sunday, June 10 (9:30 AM-5:00 PM). One of the biggest draws is the Artist of the Day session, which spotlights one of Country...

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CMA FEST REVEALS ADDITIONAL FREE DAYTIME PERFORMANCES ON MULTIPLE STAGES

The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience Announces Maui Jim Broadway Stage at Hard Rock Cafe and Nashville Acoustic Corner Stage Lineups     NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association has announced additional artist performances during this year’s CMA Fest. The festival—now in its 47th year—boasts an exceptional bill of hundreds of artists performing on 11 stages throughout downtown Nashville Thursday through Sunday, June 7-10. The Maui Jim Broadway Stage at...

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