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Julie Roberts Reschedules Fan Appreciation Party & Announces CMA Fest Plans


With CMA Music Festival only weeks away, Julie Roberts has announced that she’ll open the evening concert at LP Field on June 9th with a performance of the National Anthem. Due to this exciting news, her fan appreciation party scheduled for 3pm will now begin at 11am.

Despite the time change, Roberts is full of excitement about June 9th. “My Fan Club Party is always my favorite event of my entire year! I cannot wait for Saturday, June 9! I am honored to have been asked to open Saturday night at LP field by singing our National Anthem,” Roberts says. “In order to do both the party and anthem, I had to adjust the time for the party a little and I pray that everyone can still come and party with me.”

Although all previously purchased tickets will be honored, fans can email Store@JulieRoberts.com to have their money refunded if they can no longer attend. An email will also be sent to all ticket holders, notifying them of the time change.

Roberts also launched the “Perfectly Perfect Package” this year to bring fans on stage for a special performance, and to her surprise, the packages have completely sold out. “I cannot believe so many of the Perfectly Perfect Packages were sold! This is something new I am doing this year and I think it’s going to be SO MUCH FUN singing with my fans actually onstage with me!,” she said.

GAC Booth Announces Schedule For CMA Fest Autograph Sessions


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:

• 10-11 a.m. – JT HodgesColt Ford
• 12-1 p.m. – Katie Armiger, Gwen Sebastian
• 2-3 p.m. – Craig Campbell, Jerrod Niemann
• 4-5 p.m. – Bryan White

Friday, June 8:
• 10-11 a.m. – Mallory Hope, Miss Willie Brown
• 12-1 p.m. – Randy Montana, Phil Vassar
• 2-3 p.m. – Heidi Newfield, Suzanne Alexander
• 4-5 p.m. – Sarah Darling, Chris Cagle

Saturday, June 9:
• 10-11 a.m. – Jason Michael Carroll
• 12-1 p.m. – Canaan Smith
• 2-3 p.m. – Billy Gilman, Trailer Choir

Sunday, June 10:
• 10-11 a.m. – Wade Brown, Due West
• 2-3 p.m. – Glen Templeton

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!

GAC Sells Out CMA Fest Kick-Off Breakfast


The 5th Annual GAC Kick-Off Breakfast went on sale this morning and is already sold out! Taking place on Wednesday, June 7th, the breakfast will be sure to wake up country music fans to celebrate the start of CMA Fest, which starts on Thursday, June 8th. The breakfast will be held at the Country Music Fall of Fame and Museum in downtown Nashville at 7 a.m. (doors open at 6:30 a.m.). Ticket prices were $45 and include an intimate concert, full breakfast, admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame, plus a meet with greet with all of the scheduled performing artists – Josh Turner, Lauren Alaina, Thompson Square and Kip Moore.

All proceeds from the breakfast will benefit the non-profit Hall of Fame.

Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town Added To CMA Fest LP Field Lineup


CMA Fest has announced the addition of two more big names to the lineup for LP Field:  Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town.

Lambert, a three-time winner of the ACM Female Vocalist of the Year, has been added to the lineup for Thursday, June 7.

Little Big Town will take to the LP Field stage on Saturday, June 9.

The CMA has also announced the singers selected to perform the national anthem before the start of each night’s concerts.  They are:  Nashville School of the Arts Madrigal Singers (June 7), The Oak Ridge Boys (June 8),  Julie Roberts (June 9) and Sarah Darling (June 10).

The 2012 CMA Fest takes place June 7-10 in Nashville.  Select tickets are still available.  For more information visit the CMA Fest website HERE.

CMA Music Festival Chevrolet Riverfront Lineup Announced


The 2012 CMA Music Festival is creeping upon us (who am I kidding, we’ve all been counting down the days since last year), and now it’s time to officially start planning your daytime CMA Fest activities! 40+ names were announced today for the lineup at the Chevrolet riverfront stage, starting on June 7th at 10am. Kicking off the festivities at the riverfront will be Montgomery Gentry. The rest are listed below!


  • Montgomery Gentry
  • Lee Brice
  • Colt Ford
  • Tracy Lawrence
  • Dustin Lynch
  • Neal McCoy
  • Craig Morgan
  • Jerrod Niemann
  • Randy Rogers Band
  • Josh Thompson
  • Uncle Kracker


  • Craig Campbell
  • The Farm
  • Gloriana
  • Jo Dee Messina
  • David Nail
  • Oak Ridge Boys
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Sawyer Brown
  • Phil Vassar
  • James Wesley


  • Laura Bell Bundy
  • Edens Edge
  • Casey James
  • Lonestar
  • Love and Theft
  • Kip Moore
  • Heidi Newfield
  • James Otto
  • Corey Smith
  • Mel Tillis


  • Wade Bowen
  • Brett Eldredge
  • Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers
  • JT Hodges
  • Steve Holy
  • Jana Krama
  • LoCash Cowboys
  • Lorrie Morgan
  • Sunny Sweeney
  • Darryl Worley

Times for each artist will be announced soon, so stay tuned! You can purchase tickets for the CMA Music Festival here.

*Lineup by day courtesy of www.cmafestvip.com

City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge tickets on sale now

Credit: city of hope

The annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge that takes place each year in Nashville, TN during the CMA Music Festival will take place on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 9am. Tickets are on sale now through ticketmaster and are $50 and $20. The $50 ticket includes a hatch show print, an opportunity to play in the game antics and seats behind home plate and the dugouts.

The City of Hope Softball Challenge has raised over $2 million throughout the years to help find cures and treatments for cancer. Each year, the Grand Ole Opry team and the After Midnite with Blair Garner team play each other to help strike out cancer. Are you planning on going next year? It’s a lot of fun and a great way to raise money.  For more information, you can check out the City of Hope’s website: www.cityofhope.org. And to find out who will be playing in the game as it’s announced, keep an eye on this page.

CMA To Hold Third Annual ‘CMA Music Festival Tweet and Greet’


Always wanted to get a reply from your favorite country star on Twitter, but have yet to succeed? On Sunday night, you might get your wish!

This Sunday night, August 14th, the CMA Association will host its 3rd Annual “CMA Music Festival Tweet & Greet” during the broadcast of the 2011 “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock” on ABC.  How do you join in on the fun? Its simple. Just use the hashtag #CMAFEST along with your tweet.

All the fun starts at 8PM EST/7PM CST so set those DVRs! Who are you excited to see on this year’s CMA Fest special? Comment and tell us!

EXCLUSIVE: Miranda Lambert Fan Club Party photos now in our gallery!


It’s never too late for pictures! We have added some exclusive Miranda Lambert party pictures from CMA Music Festival to our gallery!

The party took place on June 12, 2011 at the Nashville Palace. Head on over to the gallery here to see our pictures!

CMA Festival Changes Airdate


ABC and CMA Fest have announced a change in the original air date for the “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” television special. Instead of August 7th, it will now air nationally on Sunday, August 14th at 8 pm EST on ABC.

The show features live concert footage from the concerts at LP Field during CMA fest in June of this year. It will also include backstage footage and interviews with the top country artists from the festival. Performers previously announced to make the cut for the special included Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson, Reba, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Sara Evans, Martina McBride with Lauren Alaina, Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Zac Brown Band, Scotty McCreery, and Brad Paisley. More performers may still be announced as the date gets closer.

Which performance are you most excited to see? Were you there to see them live?

CMA Music Festival Brings in $30 Million; Will Air August 7th on ABC


This year’s CMA Music Festival, held from June 9 -12, 2011 in Nashville, TN, raked in roughly $30 million in tourism spending, according to a study done by Smith Travel Research. 65,000 country fans from across the world visited Nashville for the annual festival, filling approximately 110,000 hotel rooms. Last year’s festival brought in roughly $24 million in tourism. Half of the proceeds from the event will be used to help keep music in local schools. CMA is still determining the exact amount of revenue from this year.

CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock, will air on August 7 th on ABC. It will be a three-hour special. Be sure to tune in!