CMA Music Festival

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... »

Carrie Underwood Kicks Off Summer at CMA Music Festival

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... »

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

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... »

Karen Fairchild and Joe Galante Discuss CMA Foundation with Festival Publicists

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 numero... »

AT&T U-verse Fan Fair X: The Foundation of the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience

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 ... »

2015 City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game Lineup Announced

2015 City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game Lineup Announced

The Stars Align as Aaron Watson, Charles Esten, Chuck Wicks, Lauren Alaina, Lindsay Ell, Little Big Town, Love and Theft, and Vince Gill Prepare to Strike Out Cancer 25th anniversary game benefitting City of Hope to be held June 13 at new First Tennessee Park in Nashville Tickets On Sale Now at Ticketmaster.com Nashville, Tennessee – (April 30, 2015) – The stars are aligning for the 25th Ann... »

CMA Music Festival Offers Even More Opportunities for Free Music Discovery

CMA Music Festival Offers Even More Opportunities for Free Music Discovery

NASHVILLE – The 2015 CMA Music Festival is sure to be the hottest summer destination for new music discovery with the announcement today of lineups for the BMI Tailgate Party, Chevrolet® Roadhouse Stage, and Gildan® Broadway Stage at Hard Rock Café. All stages are FREE and open to the public. CMA Music Festival will be held Thursday through Sunday, June 11-14 in downtown Nashville. “We are proud t... »

Artists Announced for Belk Park Stage and Bud Light Plaza Stage at CMA Music Festival

Artists Announced for Belk Park Stage and Bud Light Plaza Stage at CMA Music Festival

NASHVILLE – With more than 100 artists confirmed, the Belk Park Stage at Walk of Fame Park and the Bud Light Plaza Stage at Bridgestone Arena Plaza will be rockin’ with back-to-back, free daily concerts during the 2015 CMA Music Festival, Thursday-Sunday, June 11-14, in downtown Nashville. Free and open to the public, the Belk Park Stage and the Bud Light Plaza Stage lineups kick-off on Thursday, ... »

Country Goes Global! International Country Artists Perform Leading Up to 2015 CMA Music Festival

Country Goes Global! International Country Artists Perform Leading Up to 2015 CMA Music Festival

NASHVILLE – Each June, Country Music enthusiasts from around the world travel to Nashville for CMA Music Festival. But fans aren’t the only ones crossing borders to attend the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience; international Country artists also make the pilgrimage to Music City each year to perform at CMA World GlobaLive!, a free, international Country Music showcase on Monday, June 8 (6:00-1... »

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