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Caroline Kole makes her first CMA Fest appearance

Caroline Kole

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


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.