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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.

Caroline Kole makes her first CMA Fest appearance

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Up-and-coming singer/songwriter, Caroline Kole, made her first appearance at the CMA Music Festival on June 8th when she performed at the Martin Guitar tent. She sang a three song set that included a cover of Miranda Lambert’s ‘White Liar’ as well as Caroline’s original song, ‘Nobody But Me.’ The song ‘Nobody But Me,’ is about not letting anyone decide how your life is going to go and doing what you think is best and writing your own story. On June 10th, Caroline also played on the Hard Rock Acoustic stage, where fans stopped to watch as soon as they heard her start to sing. At fourteen years old, she has a stage presence that makes anyone want to stop and listen to what comes out of this young girl.

Payton Rae Turns Heads at CMA Music Festival

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Payton Rae may only be 16-years-old, but the Internet phenom showed her star power in Nashville during CMA Music Fest last week. She wowed fans at the Hard Rock Cafe Stage, with both her voice and her fashion choice. Rae rocked a pair of pink Betsey Johnson dresses to show off her self-proclaimed “passion for fashion!”

In addition to wow-ing crowds, Payton was wowed by some of the performances she got to see. “All of the performances I saw this week were over the top amazing,” said Payton. “If I had to pick my favorites, I would have to say Carrie Underwood’s ‘Good Girl’ performance at the 2012 CMT Music Awards and Hunter Hayes’ show at LP Field.”

While Payton was setting the stage ablaze in Nashville, her new single, “Stomp The Fire Out,” hit country radio and all of the major video channels, including The Country Network (TCN), GACtv.com and AOL. The CMA highlighted Payton Rae on their blog, noting that the 16-yr old “Generation YouTube” Internet star “draws the next generation of @CountryMusic enthusiasts.” Payton is already a huge star on social media, with over 140,000 Twitter followers, 68,000 Facebook fans and over 6.6 million YouTube channel views in less than two years. 

While her single climbs the country charts, Payton Rae is preparing to hit the road on the 2012 Camplified Tour, beginning in July. The tour, which is in its 11th year, showcases emerging teen stars by bringing them to over 50 camps and putting them before over 50,000 campers between the ages of 6 and 17.

For more info on Payton, please visit: www.paytonraemusic.com.

Chris Young Hosts a Virtual Meet & Greet with Fans

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After signing autographs and hosting a fan club party for fans — events that, combined, lasted over nine hours at CMA Music Festival in Nashville — Chris Young had to bid adieu to hit the road for some tour stops. However, this did not keep Young from showing his gratitude to his fans he had to leave behind in Nashville.

Young utilized Netwave Technology while sitting backstage awaiting his set on Miranda Lambert‘s “On Fire ” Tour so that he could spend a tenth hour with his fans through a virtual meet and greet session. Fans continued to wait in line to meet Young, but this time, they communicated with him via video chat, where Young took a minute to speak to each individual fan and sign a digital autograph for them. As if this wasn’t enough, Young then went to Twitter and announced a Skype session with CMA Music Festival attendees while he was in Chicago. Young made history with his selfless actions, as he was the only artist this year to host a virtual meet and greet from Fan Fair Hall at CMA Music Festival.

Tiffany Houghton Self-Titled Debut EP Available Today

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She may have just graduated high school, but country newcomer Tiffany Houghton didn’t throw your typical graduation party. Instead, she packed a show at the House of Blues Dallas and released her self-titled debut EP. With a small group of friends and family in tow, Tiffany toasted to her album release in Nashville at the Crowd Surf Offices. The group toasted with homemade “Crownies” (chocolate chip cookies with a brownie inside) and Tiffany Blue punch.

Tiffany’s EP features her current single, “Only One,” which is an upbeat break-up anthem. Know for her captivating and sweet voice, Tiffany uses the tracks of her EP to tell true stories of country music. Additionally, she wrote and produced all of the tracks on her new release.

Tiffany will be soaking in the CMA Fest excitement and has teamed with  Roughstock.com for a contest where a fan can win dinner with Tiffany and 3 of their friends. Additionally, she will also be appearing at the BBQ Beach Meet & Greet on 6/9 and 6/10 from 3:00-4:00 PM  and stopping by the Martin Guitars tent located on Broadway on 6/9 at 12:00 noon.
  
For additional information on Tiffany Houghton, please visit www.tiffanyhoughton.com.