Join us in celebrating 50 years of the longest-running Country Music festival with the original documentary film, “CMA Fest: 50 years of Fan Fair” streaming now on Hulu. Told through exclusive interviews with Country Music’s most notable artists and never-before-seen performances, “CMA Fest: 50 Years of Fan Fair” celebrates the festival’s humble beginnings to the four-day event that now draws over 90,000 fans daily. The documentary also features notable artists including Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Wynonna Judd, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Lainey Wilson and many more!
The Music Event of Summer is back in action featuring performances by Country Music’s hottest stars including hosts Dierks Bentley, Elle King and Lainey Wilson! The three-hour primetime concert special from the 50th Anniversary of CMA Fest airs Wednesday, July 19 at 8/7c on ABC. Want to join the party in person?! Four-night and single day tickets to Nissan Stadium are nearly sold out! Hurry and purchase yours today. As always, ticket proceeds benefit music education across the country through the CMA Foundation.
Save the date! “CMA Summer Jam,” a three hour, star-studded Country Music concert event is coming Thursday, Sept. 2 at 8|7c on ABC. Filmed at open-air Ascend Amphitheater and multiple other locations around downtown Nashville, the special features a setlist of performances and collaborations curated by the artists themselves.
It’s going to be a hot and partly-cloudy high of 92 in Nashville today as you make your way from stage to booth to fan experience at the opening of the 2018 CMA fest. We’ve rounded up the daily artist showcases from each of our major label friends to help you make the most of your Fan Fair experience. Pack the sunscreen, a hand fan, and hydrate because you’re in for one hot weekend!
For the third consecutive year, Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation will be entertaining CMA Fest fans with Music City’s cutest canines, all available for adoption to caring, qualified families. Partnering with Nashville Humane Association, MuttNation will have adorable adoptablesavailable each day from 11-3pm at the MuttNation rig located inside the Music City Center. Bev Lambert, Miranda’s mom and co-founder of MuttNation Foundation, will be on-site to have photos taken with each adopting family. With MuttNation’s support, more than 100 shelter dogs have been rescued by country music fans at CMA Fest over the past two years. “MuttNation’s mission is to promote the adoption of shelter pets, spay & neuter, and to let everyone know why these things are so important. Since country music fans are the most passionate people out there, CMA Fest is a great place to accomplish these goals,” said Lambert, who has 8 rescue dogs. “And it’s the world’s best feeling when you make the perfect match between a rescue and a new owner, knowing it’s creating such an incredible bond that will grow deeper and stronger every day. It just fills my heart with happiness to be part of something so special.” When asked how you can tell when you’ve found the right dog, Miranda told the crowd of more than 1000 MuttNation “citizens” gathered during CMA Fest last year, that “your dog will come to you.” As she was speaking, Bandit walked up to Fran & Mark Anziano and, from that moment on, has been part of their family. Keep an eye on MuttNation socials to see advance pictures of some of this year’s adoptable dogs photographed with Bev and Miranda: instagram.com/muttnation; twitter.com/muttnation;facebook.com/muttnation Another feature at the booth will be a one-of-a-kind MuttNation branded Epiphone guitar signed by Miranda, available via online rafflethroughCrowdRise at this link: www.crowdrise.com/muttnationguitar There will also be great MuttNation merchandise and the MuttNation Fueled by Miranda Lambert pet collection by Petmate, proceeds from sales of both benefit MuttNation Foundation. Petmate is also offering all CMA Fest fans a 25% discount for online purchases over $4.99. Use Code CMAFEST on Petmate.com anytime from June 6-12. About MuttNation Foundation Founded by Miranda and her mom, Bev Lambert, in 2009, MuttNation is a donation-supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to promote the adoption of shelter pets, advance spay & neuter and educate the public about the benefits of these actions. MuttNation also works with transport partners to assist and relocate animals under threat of euthanasia and during times of natural disaster. With a goal of finding a forever home for every shelter animal, MuttNation supports animal rescues across the country, hosts adoption events throughout the year, provides positive reinforcement for the shelter adoption experience, works to raise awareness for its causes and develops and implements initiatives to further its mission-driven goals. www.muttnation.com About Miranda Lambert Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville singer/songwriter Miranda Lambert is the most decorated artist in ACM history as well as the reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year, having been bestowed this honor for Continue reading CMA Fest: Go For The Music, Leave With A Puppy!
Watch the latest episode of The Pickup here. CMA FEST, VINCE GILL, JOHNNY LEE, RAY SCOTT, JASON ALDEAN AND MANY MORE FEATURED IN THE NEWEST EPISODE OF “THE PICKUP” Continuing the tradition of bringing you the latest news in country music, the latest episode of “The Pickup” features a look inside CMA Fest, Vince Gill’s latest musical pairing, Johnny Lee still lookin’ for love, Ray Scott’s latest album, and so much more of country’s top stories. One of country music’s biggest names, Vince Gill, will be the newest member of the Eagles, one of the best-selling bands of all time. Gill can be seen performing with the band throughout the month of July. With CMA FEST right around the corner, “The Pickup” has a list of must-dos for the week. This list includes paying a visit to the Cracker Barrel Country Roads Stage at Ascend Amphitheater to see classic acts such as The Oak Ridge Boys and Billy Ray Cyrus for free. Also on that list is the CMA Fest Family Feud: Country Stars vs Reality Stars featuring Darryl Worley, Jeannie Seely and Ray Stevens Sunday at the CMA Close Up Stage. John Conlee was recently honored by the Georgia Sheriff’s Association for his song “Walkin’ Behind the Star” in support of the women and men in blue. Ray Scott talks about his newest album Guitar For Sale that is set to release on June 9. He has also released a lyric video to “Livin’ This Way” that features a look at the recording process. Country legend Johnny Lee is releasing his autobiography titled Still Lookin’ for Love and speaks with “The Pickup” about the meaning behind the title. The Country Music Hall of Fame has a new exhibit chronicling Jason Aldean’s life and career that will be open until November. Aldean talks to “The Pickup” about his thoughts on the exhibit, Asphalt Cowboy. “Things Change” is the title track to the latest album from living legend Bobby Bare. Bare shares the secrets to his distinctive country voice with Adam Wurtzel from “The Pickup.” Stay tuned for our next episode for a look inside CMA Fest. It will be one you don’t want to miss! Check out the latest episode of The Pickup here. ABOUT THE PICKUP: Launched in early 2015, The Pickup, a syndicated country video news series produced by The Hot Seat, highlights today’s stars and classic country artists making news today. New episodes are posted on the 1st and 15th of each month. The Pickup, hosted and produced by Adam Wurtzel, can be seen on the websites of broadcasters across the country including over 160 stations, as well as online media blogs, RFD-TV, the U.K.’s SKY Television and the Heartland Network.
Last night ABC broadcast one of the most highly-anticipated country music parties of the year, and like most busy people, you probably missed it. Well have no fear, we’ve got the best highlights of the CMA Music Festival performances submitted by fans who were actually there, so grab a seat and tune in! If that doesn’t quench your thirst, you can always go to ABC.COM where they allow subscribers of most cable providers to watch the entire show online!
Nashville’s BIGGEST festival is coming back THIS June 5th-8th and it looks like it’s going to be one heck of a party. The CMA team has released the official CMAFest Schedule with a complete daily performer lineup, and we’ve got all your details right here on CountryMusicNewsBlog.com! CMAFest lineup in LP Field*: Thursday June 5, 2014 Brantley Gilbert Dierks Bentley Luke Bryan Rascal Flatts Tim McGraw Friday June 6, 2014 Blake Shelton Eric Church Jason Aldean Miranda Lambert The Band Perry Saturday June 7, 2014 Chris Young Darius Rucker Florida Georgia Line Keith Urban Little Big Town Sunday June 8, 2014 Brad Paisley Hunter Hayes Lady Antebellum Thomas Rhett Zac Brown Band *Performers are listed alphabetically. Stage times have not been released.