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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.

Rascal Flatts Invites Fan Club Members to Soundcheck Performance at CMA Music Festival

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On Sunday, June 10th, approximately a hundred of Rascal Flatts’ fan club members were treated to an All Access viewing of their soundcheck for their LP Field performance that night. After the soundcheck, the guys met with every single fan and posed for a picture. Each fan also received an autograph picture afterwards. In addition to fan club members, children from the Make-A-Wish foundation were also treated to the soundcheck.

Below are some pictures that were taken during the soundcheck. Enjoy!

Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts during soundcheck - June 10, 2012

Photo Credit: Alisha Parramoure

Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts during their soundcheck before their LP Field performance.
Photo Credit: Alisha Parramoure

Gary LeVox of Rascal Flatts during their soundcheck for their LP Field performance.
Photo Credit: Alisha Parramoure

The McClymonts Prep for CMA Music Festival

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The McClymont’s are climbing MusicRow’s Country Breakout Chart with their single “I Could Be a Cowboy” and are currently preparing to rock Nashville during CMA Music Festival. They will be hitting the Bud Light Stage in front of the Bridgestone Arena Plaza on Friday, June 8 at 2pm to 2:20pm to perform their chart climber. This show is open to the public.

That same day, the Australian group will also participate in the 8th Annual CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Parade which runs along Broadway in downtown Nashville. Later that evening, the girls will model legendary Manuel’s couture creations and perform at Dreamwest Magazine’s “Music & Fashion” at the Hard Rock Cafe. Their day won’t end their, as they will then head over to the Bridgestone Arena to walk the red carpet and enjoy the 2012 CMT Music Awards.

Mollie McClymont shared her excitement to return, “We can’t wait to get back to our fans in the U.S. and participate in CMA Fest again this year. We hope everyone will come see us when we are touring about doing the fairs and festivals this summer. Here we come America!”

On Sunday, the trio will make an appearance at the YWCA Celebrity Auction at the corner of Fourth and Broadway at 12:15 p.m. They will then head back to the Nashville Convention Center for a performance on the WSM Acoustic Stage at 1:30 p.m. This performance can be heard at WSM 650 AM and wsmonline.com.

Check out www.TheMcClymonts.net for updates, news and a list of tour dates that include a U.S. run from June 2- August 6.

GAC Booth Announces Schedule For CMA Fest Autograph Sessions

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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!

CMA Music Festival Chevrolet Riverfront Lineup Announced

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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!

THURSDAY JUNE 7

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

FRIDAY JUNE 8

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

SATURDAY JUNE 9

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

SUNDAY JUNE 10

  • 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

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

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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!