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Mar 20

CMA Music Festival Announces LP Field Concert Lineup

CMA Music Festival Announces LP Field Concert Lineup

Luke Bryan photo by Joseph Llanes, courtesy of Schmidt Relations.

The performers for the sold out Nightly Concerts at LP Field during the 2014 CMA Music Festival have been announced. Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Keith Urban, Chris Young and Zac Brown Band will all take the stage June 5-8 in downtown Nashville.

“CMA Music Festival is proud to have these fantastic artists perform on the LP Field stage,” said CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern. “The fact that tickets sold out for the Nightly Concerts at a record-setting pace speaks to what Country Music Fans have come to expect from CMA Music Festival and we feel strongly that this line up delivers on that promise.”

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Mar 18

CMA Rebrands & Expands Global Artist Party During CMA Music Festival

CMA Rebrands & Expands Global Artist Party During CMA Music Festival

Australian Country Music artist Natalie Howard performs at the 2013 CMA Global Artist Party at The Stage during 2013 CMA Music Festival week in Downtown Nashville. In 2014, the CMA Global Artist Party will be called the CMA World GlobaLive concert and held Monday, June 2 on a free, outdoor stage on Broadway. Photo Credit: Karen Hicks / CMA.

The Country Music Association has announced plans to rebrand and expand the annual Global Artist Party held during CMA Music Festival in June. The announcement was made by CMA CEO Sarah Trahern during the Second Annual International Marketing Summit at The O2 in London. “The Summit was the perfect platform and this was the ideal audience to announce the strategic growth of the international showcase from a club gathering to a main-stage event,” she said.

Presented under the “CMA World” global brand, the CMA World GlobaLive concert will take place Monday, June 2 at 6 p.m. on a free, outdoor stage on Broadway in downtown Nashville. The concert will be open to the public and feature performances by country artists from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden, and the U.K. The concert began in 2004 as the Global Artist Party. Continue Reading

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Feb 28

CMA to Announce LP Field Performers for 2014 CMA Music Festival Via Social Media March 3

CMA to Announce LP Field Performers for 2014 CMA Music Festival Via Social Media March 3

CMA Music Festival at LP Field. Photo by Bennett Farkas, courtesy of the CMA.

CMA will utilize social networks to announce LP Field performers for the 2014 CMA Music Festival starting Monday, March 3. Every weekday from March 3-18, CMA will post clues on its social media platforms allowing fans to speculate and anticipate who will be performing during the Nightly Concerts at LP Field.

A full announcement of the LP Field lineup will follow the #CMAFestGuess social media campaign on Wednesday, March 19.

“We have a very strong, dedicated, and loyal social media audience,” said CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern. “They are the ones who are constantly engaged with the Festival, so of course we want to let them be the first to find out who will be performing this year. Their passion for the music makes CMA Music Festival the world’s premier Country Music festival.”

A mock movie trailer announcing the campaign will be released on CMA’s social pages Sunday during the Oscars ceremony. “As the Oscars will be one of the largest nights of the year for social engagement, we felt it the perfect time to announce this innovative social campaign to our fans,” said Damon Whiteside, CMA Senior Vice President of Marketing and Partnerships.

Followers can use #CMAFestGuess to track the virtual clues. With more than two million followers across CMA’s social media platforms, Country Music fans are proving that they are digitally engaged and Internet savvy. The 2013 CMA Awards, which aired Nov. 6 on ABC, was the most tweeted-about television event of that week. Continue Reading

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Feb 18

CMA Music Festival Sells Out 15 Weeks in Advance

CMA Music Festival Sells Out 15 Weeks in Advance

CMA Music Festival at LP Field. Photo by Bennett Farkas, courtesy of the CMA.

It’s still a mystery as to which artists will be performing at Nashville’s LP Field during CMA Music Festival June 5-8, but that hasn’t stopped fans from snatching up four day ticket packages to the Nightly Concerts at LP Field to guarantee they won’t miss a night of country’s biggest music festival. Tickets sold out at a record-setting 15 weeks in advance of the 2014 CMA Music Festival.

“Tickets to LP Field sold faster than ever before – a record nine weeks sooner than in 2013 – and before we announced a single artist performing during the Nightly Concerts,” CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern said. “I think that speaks volumes about the strength of this Festival, the premium experience we provide to the fans, and the popularity of our format.”

Tickets to the Nightly Concerts at LP Field are sold out, but there are numerous other entertainment and music stages, special events, and activities throughout downtown Nashville to enjoy during CMA Music Festival. “With the expansion of our autograph signings, concerts, and family events into the Music City Center – which we call Fan Fair X – local and regional residents have affordable, easy access to great entertainment with hundreds of our most popular artists,” added Trahern. Continue Reading

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Jan 30

CMA Keep The Music Playing Donations $1 Million to Nashville Public Schools

CMA Keep The Music Playing Donations $1 Million to Nashville Public Schools

(l-r) Eric Paslay; Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer; and Joe Galante, CMA Foundation Chairman of the Board present a $1 millon donation to Jay Steele, Metro Nashville Public Schools Chief Academic Officer; Shannon Hunt, Nashville Public Education Foundation President; and Nashville Mayor Karl Dean. Photo Credit: Donn Jones / CMA

The CMA Foundation donated $1 million to benefit music education programs in Nashville public schools through the Keep the Music Playing campaign during the Fifth Annual CMA Keep the Music Playing All Stars Concert hosted by Eric Paslay at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s new CMA Theater. The funds came from proceeds from the 2013 CMA Music Festival.

“CMA is extremely proud of being able to provide access to instruments for every child in Metro Schools on behalf of our artist community,” Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer, said. “A thriving music education program is an investment in the future and provides important motivation to keep children engaged and in school.”

The announcement raises CMA’s support of music education in Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools to more than $7.5 million. Donations have been used to build music labs and purchase instruments and supplies for all Metro Schools through a partnership with the Nashville Public Education Foundation. The Keep The Music Playing program was created in 2006 to give back to the community on behalf of the hundreds of Country artists who perform and make appearances at CMA Music Festival each year for free. Continue Reading

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Jan 14

Eric Paslay to Host CMA Keep the Music Playing All Stars Concert

Eric Paslay to Host CMA Keep the Music Playing All Stars Concert

Eric Paslay photo by Eric Adkins, courtesy of the CMA.

Eric Paslay will host the CMA’s Fifth Annual Keep the Music Playing All Stars Concert featuring some of Nashville’s best student musicians on January 28 at the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The concert honors the brightest music groups from Metro Nashville Public Schools who have benefited from CMA’s Keep the Music Playing music education initiative.

“CMA’s support of music education is so important and I am honored to be part of this special event,” Eric said. “Music was such a huge part of my childhood and I was lucky to have teachers and family who encouraged me. I can’t wait to see these talented students perform.” Continue Reading

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Nov 21

Alan Jackson Partners To Renovate Nashville’s Historic Acme Building

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Alan Jackson photo courtesy of Schmidt Relations.

Alan Jackson, along with partners Tom Morales, Steve Moore, George Boedecker and Nancy Russell, have announced plans to revitalize Nashville’s Lower Broad neighborhood with the remodel and repurposing of the iconic Acme Building. The space will feature three floors and a rooftop patio, each with its own unique style paying tribute to the past, present and future of Nashville.

The revitalization of the Acme building will be a gateway for Lower Broadway, connecting the downtown area with the Riverfront and welcoming visitors from the East Side via the Shelby Street Bridge. They will keep the building’s name in honor of its place on the National Historic Register by renovating it to the required historic standards. Continue Reading

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Oct 10

CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock Premieres October 13 on Great American Country

Little Big Town

Little Big Town photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

CMA Music Fesival: Country’s Night to Rock will make its cable premiere on Sunday, October 13 at 8/7c right here on Great American Country. Hosted by Little Big Town, the special was filmed during CMA Music Festival in Nashville in June and debuted on ABC in August.

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The three-hour concert special includes performances by Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow, Hunter Hayes, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Kip Moore, Jake Owen, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, The Band Perry, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band and more. Continue Reading

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Jul 11

CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock Airs August 12

Little Big Town

Little Big Town photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Little Big Town will host CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock, set to air on ABC on Monday, August 12 at 8/7c. The three-hour special includes performances and appearances by a star-studded lineup as well as behind the scenes access to the  CMA Music Festival.

Artists appearing include Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow, the cast of Duck Dynasty, Nashville’s Charles Esten and Lennon and Maisy Stella, Hunter Hayes, Dancing with the Stars champion Derek Hough, Kid Rock, Lenny Kravitz, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Kip Moore, Jason Mraz, Kacey Musgraves, Jake Owen, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, The Band Perry, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Zac Brown Band. Continue Reading

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Jun 20

Country Weekly CMA Music Fest Kick Off Party Raises $13,361 for Musicians on Call

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Country Weekly Kick Off Party benefiting Musicians On Call.

The annual Country Weekly CMA Music Fest “Kick Off Party” hosted by GAC’s Suzanne Alexander and raised $13,361 for Musicians On Call Nashville. Held at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Nashville, the party featured performances from Easton Corbin, Dustin Lynch, Greg Bates and Chris Janson. All proceeds go to MOC Nashville’s efforts to bring the healing power of music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities in Middle Tennessee.

“We are so grateful to Country Weekly for its support of MOC during CMA Music Fest for the seventh consecutive year,” MOC’s Katy Epley said. ”The generosity displayed from the entire entertainment industry and all the artists who participate in our Bedside Performance Programs, fundraising concerts and auctions makes it possible for us to continue delivering the healing power of music to those who need it most.”  Continue Reading

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