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While hailing from California, Brodie Stewart still has some southern roots. As a young child, some of Brodie’s favorite things to do were attending the Rodeo, listening to country music, singing and playing the guitar. This is what influenced Brodie to start his own southern rock band, where he got to tour the country opening up for big artists in sold out arenas.
After this, Brodie returned to his love of country music. He wrote tracks for his own band, and also wrote and produced songs for various other artists. It wasn’t long until Brodie was signed by Martin Kierszenbaum, the president of Cherrytree/Interscope Records, for a song/production deal to their label. Not long after that, Brodie signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music Publishing.
While gearing up for the release of their debut album, “Born American,” The Brodie Stewart Band has been touring the west coast opening up for big names such as Lee Brice, Thompson Square, Easton Corbin, Joe Nichols, Blues Traveler, Lonestar, Chris Cable, Jason Michael Carroll, Terri Clark, Josh Gracin, Casey James, The Farm, Moonshine Bandits, Greg Bates, Christian Kane, Chuck Wicks, and many more!
EMI Nashville Singer-Songwriter, Patrick Davis has been writing songs made famous by artists like Lady Antebellum, Casey James, Darius Rucker, Josh Kelley, Pat Green and Jason Michael Carroll for over a decade. Davis decided to release an album with his version of some of those hit songs. The result? The Cuts-Volume 1 was released, Friday, July 20th on Itunes and www.PatrickDavisMusic.com.
Cracker Barrel has become a home for country music and Americana, so it’s only fitting for the restaurant to be a part of 2012 CMA Music Fest. Thanks to Cracker Barrel, fans will have the opportunity to meet artists, catch performance and win prizes from artists who have participated in Cracker Barrel’s exclusive music program.
“The success of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store exclusive music program is really due to the passion of the fans,” explains the program’s marketing manager, Julie Craig. ”We want to have a chance to meet them and say thank you, as well as introduce new fans to the great music available at their local Cracker Barrel.”
Representatives from Cracker Barrel and the Cracker Barrel exclusive music program will be on location at both Fan Fair Hall as well as Riverfront Park throughout the festival:
Thursday, June 7:
Dailey & Vincent Autograph Session 11:30 – 12:30 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth
Josh Turner Autograph Session 2 – 3:00 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth
Jason Michael Carroll You’ve Been Sentenced Game Show 2 – 4:30 PM Hard Rock Cafe
Eden’s Edge Autograph Session 4 – 5:00 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth
Friday, June 8:
Jason Michael Carroll Autograph Session 10:30 – 11:30/ 12:30 – 1:30 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth
Oak Ridge Boys Autograph Session 2 – 3:30 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth
Saturday, June 9:
Teddy Gentry & Best New Nashville: Autograph Session 11:30 – 2:30 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth
Teddy Gentry, Garrett Steele, 3 Lanes Crossing, Amber Shalene & Chip Davis
Jason Michael Carroll Performance – Durango Stage 11:30 – 12 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Acoustic Corner
Jason Michael Carroll Autograph Session 12:00 – 1 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC WSM-AM Booth
Sunday, June 10:
The Grascals Autograph Session 10 – 11:00 AM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth
Jason Michael Carroll Autograph Session 11:00 – 12:00 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth
We’re getting closer and closer to this year’s CMA Music Festival and GAC has just announced who will be signing at their booth this year! Check out who you can have a chance to meet below.
Thursday, June 7:
Please remember that autograph guidelines have changed for this year’s CMA Fest. Here is a highlight of how the new procedure works:
Fans will now enter a random drawing for the opportunity to meet various artists appearing in the Fan Fair Exhibit Hall. You will be able to enter the drawing at CMAfest.com. between May 14 (starting at 10:00 AM/CT) and May 28 (ending at 5:00 PM/CT). You will enter in your contact information and then select from the list of participating artists singing autographs in the Hall. You may select as many or as few artists as you’d like to meet. Once you submit your entry, you will not be allowed to go back in and change it so choose carefully! Duplicate entries will not be considered and all winners will be notified by Friday, June 1 via email.
CMA will also have a limited number of tickets on-site at the Festival for those who can’t get to a computer to register ahead of time. For more information on this, please see the Fan Fair Hall page at CMAfest.com.
Not every artist participating in the Fan Fair Hall will be part of the autograph drawing. There will be many opportunities for patrons to obtain multiple autographs from artists by just walking around the Fan Fair Hall. So don’t lose hope if you don’t get picked!
Usher in the new year with a dozen uplifting songs sung by Grammy-nominated Rounder Records recording duo, Dailey & Vincent. The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent features new songs brimming with inspirational messages and melodies as well as popular favorites that the duo performs in their shows. The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent can be pre-ordered beginning today at crackerbarrel.com using the code DVGOSPEL and will arrive in all Cracker Barrel locations on January 9. The first 200 fans to place an order will receive a copy of the album autographed by Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent.
The three-time International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Entertainers of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent are known for intertwining Gospel music in their shows and recorded music. “Once again, we are pleased to be associated with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and excited to lend our styles of Gospel music on our newest endeavor, The Gospel Side of Dailey and Vincent,” said Dailey.
Recently, I had the pleasure of talking to Patrick Davis, who is a singer-songwriter in Nashville. Born in nearby Murfreesboro and raised on a farm in South Carolina, Patrick has written with people like Dallas Davidson, Lady Antebellum, Jason Michael Carroll and others. He helped produce Jason Michael’s latest album and has a cut on Lady Antebellum’s ‘Own The Night’ record. (Check out the song, “The Love I’ve Found In You” on that album. It really is one of the best tracks on it.) Patrick is working on establishing himself as an artist and is current single, ‘Lucky,’ may do just that. I caught up with Patrick after he had spent about six weeks on the road doing a radio tour. We talked about the single, upcoming album plans and the country superstar who will be producing the project, the song that is the most personal to him and why and his plans for next year’s CMA Fest. Check out my interview with him after the jump and don’t forget to buy is single, ‘Lucky,’ on Itunes. While you’re there, check out his other music as well.
Scotty McCreery has joined Dierks Bentley, Sara Evans, Eric Church and Montgomery Gentry in the lineup for the Grand Ole Opry on October 11th. You can see the schedule Here.
Scotty first performed at the Opry on June 10, 2011 during the CMA Music Festival with Lauren Alaina.
Scotty is also set to perform at the QDR Country for the Kids concert in Durham, North Carolina on Wednesday, November 30th. Also in the lineup are Brantley Gilbert, David Nail, Jerrod Niemann and Jason Michael Carroll. All proceeds go to the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. Tickets start at $50.
You can find out more info HERE.
Scotty’s second single “The Trouble With Girls” hit radio today and his debut album, Clear As Day, hits shelves on October 4th. Be sure to preorder yourself a copy!
The Seventh Annual CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Parade” will begin at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 8, and will feature artists and celebrities riding down Broadway in a variety of Chevrolet vehicles including Corvettes and Silverados. The parade will start at 10th Avenue and end up at Chevrolet Riverfront Park.
Confirmed to participate in the parade is Deborah Allen, Lynn Anderson, Katie Armiger, Sherrie Austin, Bo Bice, Bomshel, Ash Bowers, Crystal Bowersox, Lee Brice, Carter’s Chord, Dailey & Vincent, Sarah Darling, Billy Dean, Dirt Drifters, Eli Young Band, Tyler Farr, Ashley Gearing, Andy Griggs, The Harters, Walker Hayes, Her & Kings County, Ty Herndon, JT Hodges, Steve Holy, Buddy Jewell, Jason Jones, LoCash Cowboys, Lunabelles, Miss Willie Brown, The Roys, Daryle Singletary, Stealing Angels, Josh Thompson, Tiffany, Rhonda Vincent, and Mark Wills. Both The Oak Ridge Boys and Bill Anderson will serve as Grand Marshalls for the event.
GAC will be present at this year’s CMA Music Festival, with a booth at the Exhibition Hall. Their booth is #216 and their schedule is as follows: (Please note: artists schedules subject to change!)