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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!

EXCLUSIVE Grand Ole Opry Pictures from June 7th are up in our Gallery!

Carrie Underwood. photo credit: Keepin' it Country.

Our exclusive photos from the shows at the Grande Ole Opry on June 7th, 2011 are now up in our gallery! Artists at the Opry that night included Darius Rucker, Martina McBride, The Oak Ridge Boys, Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood and a special guest appearance by Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery!

Go check them out..still more photos from CMA Fest are on the way!

500 Fans Treated for Heat Illnesses in Nashville


150 country music fans were treated for heat-related illnesses in Nashville today, according to The Tennessean.

With both the Bonnaroo music festival and the CMA Music Festival on in Music City during the 90-plus-degree temperature, the numbers will only increase tomorrow for the final day. Local hospitals and paramedics have treated approximately 500 fans of both festivals from heat exhaustion. Last year there was only 400 people treated from heat-related illnesses in Nashville between both festivals.

If you’re in Nashville this weekend, don’t forget to pack light and keep a water bottle with you all day long. You might not feel dehydrated, but your body will need the water this weekend with the crowds and high temperatures in the area.

If temperatures stay in the mid to upper 90′s tomorrow, it will be the fifteenth consecutive day of 90′s.

Robin Meade: From CNN to Country Album


Robin Meade, the host of CNN’s Headline News morning show “Morning Express With Robin Meade”, is set to release her debut country album this Summer. Who knew?

With special guests John Rich, Bo Bice, Kix Brooks and Sara Burton, “A Brand New Day” will be a Target and iTunes exclusive on June 21st. The album was produced by Victoria Shaw, known for her work with Lady Antebellum.

Meade will perform at CMA Fan Fest in Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday, June 12th at 11:45 am CST on the Lay’s Plaza Stage.  She’s also on the roster for the annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge on Saturday, June 11th. She will also participate in autograph signings of her new album on June 9th, 10th and the 11th.

See the full track list under the cut. What do you expect from Meade’s album? Will it sink or swim?

GAC Announces their CMA Music Fest Booth Signing & Adds Lady A


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!)