CMA Music Festival

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

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 o... »

CMA Presents International Artist Achievement Trophy to Brad Paisley

CMA Presents International Artist Achievement Trophy to Brad Paisley

NASHVILLE – Backstage during CMA Music Festival’s closing night, Keith Urban and CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern presented Brad Paisley with the CMA International Artist Achievement Award.  “Brad is such a tremendous ambassador for Country Music around the world,” said Trahern. “His undeniable talent, wit, and charm transcend borders and speak to the heart of the format – in any language... »

CMA Foundation Presents Music Education Grant to the Quest Center

CMA Foundation Presents Music Education Grant to the Quest Center

NASHVILLE – In celebration of the generosity of Country artists and the fans who support CMA Music Festival, the CMA Foundation presented The Quest Center for Art & Community Development a $10,000 grant yesterday during Charlie Worsham’s fan club party in Nashville. Worsham is a longtime supporter of The Quest Center, a music education and resource center located in Dickson, Tenn., a largely r... »

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

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 yout... »

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

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 retu... »

CMA Presents Two International Trophies  During CMA World GlobaLive!

CMA Presents Two International Trophies During CMA World GlobaLive!

CMA Songwriters Series Expands to Toronto and will be Taped for a CMT Canada Special NASHVILLE – Leading into the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience – 2015 CMA Music Festival – CMA presented international trophies to two industry standouts: Morgan Evans, the recipient of the CMA Global Country Artist Award, and CMA Board member and CEO of Big Machine Label Group Scott Borchetta, who received th... »

CMA World GlobaLive! Rescheduled for Tuesday, June 9

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 Exe... »

Street Closures Announced for 2015 CMA Music Festival

Street Closures Announced for 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 Broa... »

CMA Fest Means Big Business for Tourism, Music Industries

CMA Fest Means Big Business for Tourism, Music Industries

When CMA Music Festival — then Fan Fair — moved out of the friendly, familiar confines of the State Fairgrounds in 2001 and set up shop downtown, Nashville’s annual country music extravaganza brought in $15.5 million in direct visitor spending and narrowly failed to sell out its prime-time concerts at LP Field. Fast forward to 2014, when the four-day festival generated a whopping $39.3 milli... »

HGTV Returns to CMA Music Festival with Star-Studded Lineup Set to Play at the Network’s Lodge Venue

NEW YORK [For Immediate Release—May 28, 2015] HGTV’s celebrity lineup at the 2015 CMA Music Festival will be the hottest ticket in Nashville when the network returns with its newly expanded Lodge venue—fresh from its mega debut at Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Ariz. From Thursday, June 11 – Sunday, June 14, the HGTV Lodge offers Festival-goers the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience, includ... »

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