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Richie Sambora Joins Zac Brown Band for Epic CMA Fest Performance

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Before heading to Europe for his upcoming tour with Orianthi, Richie Sambora was excited to head to Nashville, TN, surprising crowds with an incredible appearance during Zac Brown Band’s set at the CMA Music Festival. The collaborative performance, which saw Richie and the acclaimed country/folk band riffing on the iconic hit “Wanted Dead or Alive” had the crowd amped up over at LP Field.

Said Richie Sambora “What a blast playing with my brother Zac Brown. Nashville has always welcomed me with open arms and it was incredible to jump on stage and feel the energy of that amazing crowd!”

Richie’s European tour kicks off June 13th with a sold out show in London.  He’ll be back in the states for 3 special performances in NYC, being announced shortly.

More Stage Lineups Announced For 2014 CMA Music Festival

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You’ve been waiting and here they are! We’ve got the lineups for the Bud Light Stage, the Samsung Galaxy Stage, Chevrolet Roadhouse Stage, The Buckle State, and the BMI Tailgate Party!

Also – three artists have been added to the LP Field lineup! The Charlie Daniels Band, Sara Evans and Travis Tritt.

Bud Light Stage: Lauren Alaina, Keith Anderson, Katie Armiger, Kelleigh Bannen, Jeff Bates, Big Smo, BlackHawk, Brothers Osborne, Mark Collie, Bucky Covington, Joel Crouse, Sarah Darling, Clare Dunn, Morgan Frazier, JT Hodges,  Will Hoge, Home Free, Sam Hunt, Chris Janson, Joshua Scott Jones, Krystal Keith, Meghan Linsey, Robin Meade, Granger Smith, Jamie Lynn Spears, Chris Stapleton, Striking Matches, Sundy Best, The Henningsens, Leah Turner, Trick Pony, Aaron Watson, Austin Webb, Drake White, Chuck Wicks and Holly Williams.

Samsung Galaxy Stage: Robby Armstrong, Rob Baird, Ty Bates, Dakota Bradley, David Bradley, Laura Bell Bundy, Cam, Brandon Chase, Cowboy Troy and DJ Sinister, Heath Haynes & The High Dollars, Sam Hollyman, Joey Hyde, Jukebox Mafia, John Karl, Ryan Kinder, John King, Jenny Leigh, Cheryl LuQuire, Rachele Lynae, Brian Milson, Danielle Peck, Pierce Avenue, Stephanie Quayle, Raven Cliff, Julie Roberts, Gwen Sebastian, Canaan Smith, Phoenix Stone, The Brothers Road, The Nelsons, The Railers, The Stickers, Chad Warrix, Ryan Weaver, Jesse Keith Whitley and Zane Williams.

Chevrolet Roadhouse Stage: Ballie and the Boys, Brinn Black, Cast of “Crazy Hearts Nashville,” Cerrito, Jaida Dreyer, Jordan Grassi, Marty Haggard, Lyndsey Highlander, Rachel Holder, Levi Hummon, Angie Johnson, Stevens Layne, Matt Mason, Walker McGuire, Randy Montana, Music City Doughboys, Aaron Parker, Jacob Powell, Brent Rupard, Lizzie Sider, The Danberrys, Keni Thomas and Whiskey Rose.

The Buckle Stage: Carlton Anderson, Kelsea Ballerini, Bonner Black, Misty Rae Carson, Karlie Chayne, Steven Clawson, Courtney Cole, Hannah Dasher, Jacob Davis, GirlBilly, Ryan Griffin, Curtis Grimes, Adam Hambrick, Brett Kissell, Ryan Lafferty, Brandon Lay, Josh London, Daisy Mallory, Michaelis, Oklahoma, Carly Pearce, David Ray, Jameson Rodgers, Smithfield, Walker County and Hailey Whitters.

BMI Tailgate Party: A Thousand Horses, Blackjack Billy, Chase Bryant, Adam Craig, DJ Du, Brett Eldredge, David Fanning, Sara Haze, Chris Lane, Natalie Stovall and The Drive, Michael Ray, Josh Thompson and Whiskey Jam.

That’s 5 more stages and 137 more artists! The Bud Light stage will be located at the Bridgestone Arena Plaza, The Samsung Galaxy Stage at the Walk of Fame Park, and the Chevrolet Roadhouse Stage in Fan Alley.

For more information on the CMA Music Festival, head on over to CMAfest.com or text the word FESTIVAL to 66937.

CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Concert To Take Place on June 4

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The 2014 CMA Music Festival will kick off in rockin’ style this year with the CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Concert on the Chevrolet™ Riverfront Stage. This free concert takes place on Wednesday, June 4 from 11:00am – 4:30pm/CT, the day before the official start of the festival.

This must-see lineup includes international talent, Southern rock icons, and a Country artist with a royal pedigree. The concert will eature eight diverse acts, including four international artists: Lindsay Ell, Tim Hicks, and Small Town Pistols from Canada, and Morgan Evans from Australia. Rounding out the lineup are honky-tonk traditionalists Brazilbilly, Shooter Jennings performing with Waymore’s Outlws, his father Waylon Jennings’ touring and studio backing band, three time Grammy-nominated bluegrass ensemble The Grascals, and Southern rock legends The Marshall Tucker Band.

Gates at Riverfront Park will open at 10:00 AM/CT for fans to find the perfect spot to enjoy this great, day-long concert.

For more information on the festival, you can head on over to CMAfest.com

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Lineup For Free Riverfront Concerts at CMA Fest Announced

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This year’s CMA Music Festival is right around the corner and you won’t want to miss this great lineup for the Chevrolet™ Riverfront stage! The lineup for the free daily concerts is packed with more than 50 artists, from Country music legends to the brightest up-and-coming stars.

CMA Award nominees Big & Rich will kick off the festival on Thursday, June 5 at 10:00 AM central time. “Big & Rich will bring a great energy to the official start of the Festival, and I know our fans will not want to miss their performance,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer.

Those scheduled to perform at the Chevrolet™ Riverfront Stage include Frankie Ballard, Big & Rich, Danielle Bradbery, Kristian Bush, Craig Campbell, Jason Michael Carroll, Terri Clark, Billy Ray Cyrus, Dan + Shay, Tyler Farr, Colt Ford, Gloriana, LoCash Cowboys, Lonestar, Love and Theft, Dustin Lynch, Craig Morgan, Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis, David Nail, Jon Pardi, Parmalee, Eric Paslay, Kellie Pickler, Cassadee Pope, Collin Raye, Chase Rice, Maggie Rose, Corey Smith, Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three, The Swon Brothers, Uncle Kracker, Clay Walker, Darryl Worley, Charlie Worsham, and Wynonna.

Take Your #CMAFestGuess

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The Country Music Association (“CMA”) Fest lineup for LP Field will be revealed to the world on March 19th, and, until that date, CMA decided to have a little fun with the fans! CMA is giving fans the first crack at guessing the artists playing the big stage in 2014.

Clues for LP Field artists will be posted each weekday, beginning today, Monday, March 3rd through Tuesday, March 18th, on CMA’s official Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

 

To stay up-to-date on the #CMAFestGuess clues:

1. “Like” CMA on Facebook and “Follow” CMA on Twitter and Instagram;
2. Check every weekday for clues;
3. Tag and retweet to get a little help from your friends; and
4. Use the hashtag #CMAFestGuess.

Sign up for the CMA Fest e-mail list, CMA Exclusive, to get the answers to the clues a day early before the official lineup is revealed on Wednesday, March 19th!

VIDEO: Kelly Clarkson World Premieres “Tie It Up” at CMA Fest

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As we posted yesterday, Kelly Clarkson took the stage at LP Field last night during CMA Fest to world premiere her new single “Tie It Up.” The single art shows her coyly tied to a male companion, while wearing a bridal gown and veil, her real engagement ring on display. On the track, Clarkson mixes her typical powerhouse bluesy rock voice with cute lyrics about tying the knot. The song was written by Kelly Clarkson, Ashley Arrison, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne.

Give a listen to the song below and let us know what you think! (Personally, we enjoy the “Woo”-s on the chorus!)

Kelly Clarkson Reveals New Country Single Title & Cover Art

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Riding on the success and acclaim of “Don’t Rush,” country music’s favorite adopted pop star, Kelly Clarkson, took to Twitter today to reveal the title and cover art for her new single, “Tie It Up.” Although not much is known about the track (yet), Clarkson will be premiering it at LP Field tonight during her set at CMA Fest.

The cover features Clarkson in a wedding dress and veil, her hand tied to someone else’s. Just a hunch, but we’re thinking this tune has a little something to do with her rumored October wedding to fiance Brandon Blackstock. Stay tuned for more!

Fan Fair X to debut at CMA Fest this year!

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Things are getting just a little more exciting for country music fans heading to Nashville this year for the world’s biggest country music festival. CMA Fan Fest announced yesterday the addition of brand new features, including Fan Fair X, in the brand new Convention Center during the annual event from Thursday, June 6th until Sunday, June 9th.

Fan Fair X will be the new home for artist autograph signings, exhibits, live broadcasts, a marketplace, and the lifestyle home for country fans during the festival.

CEO Steve Moore shared:

“The relationship between our artists and the fans is at the very heart of what this event was founded on, and we continue to embrace that legacy with Fan Fair X. By moving to the Music City Center, we are able to provide more opportunities and activities to enhance this treasured experience for the fans.”

Country superstars Lady Antebellum are the first announced acts for Fan Fair X. They’ll perform the special ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 6th. Hillary Scott said:

“I’m looking forward to being in the new Music City Center. We’re really excited to be given the opportunity to merge our ‘PING PONG & SONGS’ event with Music Fest and this new fan experience CMA is creating. Now that fans from all over the country will be able to play ping pong against us, Charles and Dave are going to have to brush up on their skills! All the money we raise at our booth will go to LADYAID – it’s going to be so fun for us and for the fans!”

Are you excited for CMA Fan Fest this year?  Did you get your tickets yet? Who else do you want to see added to the Fan Fair X lineup?

CMA Music Festival Adds Artists to 2013 Lineup

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Nashville’s yearly CMA Music Festival has just added more fabulous country stars to this year’s lineup at LP Field! Gary Allan, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, The Band Perry, Keith Urban and Zac Brown Band are the artists just announced, adding to previous lineup of Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town.

“We have an amazing lineup of talent for this year’s Festival,” said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “I know our fans will be entertained and enthralled to see our annual family reunion of the best and brightest performers in the industry.”

This years fest will take place on June 6-9 in downtown Nashville, TN. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000, or 1-800-CMA-FEST (262-3378). Ticket prices range from $135 – $350 plus fees.

More artists will be announced soon…stay tuned for details! More info can be found over at cmaworld.com.

Announcing the Official 2012 Chevrolet Fan Anthem

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Today, Chevy is mentioned in nearly 1000 songs, sold in more than 140 countries and continues to play a role in popular culture and the lives of many artists and fans, especially country music fans.

Chevrolet has been a partner with CMA for seven years, and with the 2012 CMA Fest wrapping up and summer in full swing, Chevrolet strives to continue to look for ways to support the music their clientele enjoys. Accordingly, Chevrolet has launched a music initiative, Official 2012 Chevrolet Fan Anthem, where country music fans contribute to a crowd-sourced country song compiled through daily fan submissions on Facebook. You can check out the Fan Anthem in development here.