Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The CJ Solar Band Has A Full Schedule For CMA Music Fest

The CJ Solar Band Has A Full Schedule For CMA Music Fest
Nashville Based Band To Be Very Visible During Festival’s Run
 
Nashville, TN (June 5, 2012) – Just back from shows in Louisiana and Mississippi the members of the CJ Solar Band kick off the CMA Music Festival this Wednesday with a show at the new Just Kickin’ Saloon in downtown Nashville.  Along with their other events the five member band will pack eight live performances into their schedule in just five days, including a performance to be streamed live on the internet and a full show at Poor Boys in nearby Lebanon, KY, before heading out for dates in Georgia and Florida.
 
To celebrate their brand new partnership with Venturini Motorsports and the ARCA Racing Series the band released their new EP, CAR, BARS, and BROKEN HEARTS earlier this monthThat partnership includes performances by the band at venues in select markets, each coordinated with race day events at track.
 
For the latest information and tour schedule go to www.cjsolarband.com

Coy Taylor Stays Busy During CMA Music Fest

Coy Taylor Stays Busy During CMA Music Fest

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — New Country Artist Coy Taylor is facing a busy week as CMA Music Fest kicks off in Nashville.

Thursday, June 7
~4:45-5pm on the Hard Rock Acoustic Stage;

Friday June 8th
~10am autograph signing in Convention Hall Friday;
~4pm Live acoustic show at Rockology (Edgehill Plaza: 1200 Villa Place, Suite 106 in Nashville);
~8 p.m. Live at Limelight with other great Average Joe's Entertainment artist! With Matt Stillwell, JJ Lawhorn and more. FREE!

“Coy Taylor’s drawling vocal has enough oomph to ride on top of the grinding guitars and insistent beats,” wrote noted critic Robert K. Oermann for Music Row Magazine.  “Promising, in a Jason Aldean /  Rodney Atkins kinda way.”

A native of Dry Ridge, KY (hometown of the late Skeeter Davis), Taylor has become a “road warrior” over the past year, visiting radio stations and opening for the likes of Mark Chestnut, Craig Morgan, Joe Diffie, Colt Ford and more.

In the studio, Taylor’s been working with Brady Seals (Little Texas) and recorded with  Grand Ole Opry star Little Jimmy Dickens, nearly 91, on a remake of the living legend's perennial classic, "Out Behind the Barn," a circa 1954 hit that peaked at No. 9 on the country singles charts.

Country- & Truckerfestival Geiselwind 2012


Country- & Truckerfestival Geiselwind 2012

Wie jedes Jahr an Pfingsten fand auch in diesem Jahr das Country- & Truckerfestival auf dem Autohof vom Toni Strohofer in Geiselwind statt - das ganze nun schon zum 31. Mal!

Vom 25.-28. Mai stand der Autohof an der A3 bei herrlichem Sonnenschein wieder einmal Kopf - komplett auf die Trucker eingestellt, stieg hier wieder die Party des Jahres.

Wunderschön gestaltete Trucks präsentierten sich an vier Tagen dem Publikum. Am letzen Tag des Festivals wurde dann der schönste prämiert. Es ist immer wieder faszinierend wie liebevoll die Trucker ihren Wagen verzieren... sei es mit einer Unterwasserwelt oder gar ein Udo Lindenberg und ein AC/DC - Truck. Einfach toll!

Auch für das Countryherz gab es einiges zum sehen und staunen - die Westernstores, wie zum Beispiel der "Westernstore Niebel" hatten von der Gürtelschnalle bis zum Stetson alles im Angebot.

Für die kleinen gab es wie jedes Jahr ein paar Fahrgeschäfte und einen extra Spielebereich und für die größeren kleinen war die Miniaturtruckausstellung sicherlich genau das Richtige.

Das Country- & Truckerfest ist eben ein richtiges Familienfest. Hier wird es kaum jemanden langweilig.

Doch es gab nicht nur etwas für die Augen sondern auch für die Ohren. Den ganzen Tag über gab es Countrymusik live. Auf den Außenbühnen spielten beispielsweise die Bands Sawyer und El Rancho. Auch die Indianer gaben wie jedes Jahr ihre Panflötenkünste zum Besten.

In der großen Eventhalle begeisterten dann an allen Tagen hochkarätige Musiker aus der nationalen und internationalen Musikszene - anmoderiert von Angelika Demmerschmidt.

Los ging es am Freitag mit der Maverick - Country Music Show und Daniel T. Coates. Mit einem Mix aus eigenen Songs, wie "Wir sind die Mavericks" und "Mein Herz das schlägt für Deutschland" und bekannten Hits zum Beispiel von Johnny Cash und Elvis Presley begeisterten Dirk Maverick und seine Jungs das Publikum. Unterstützung bekamen die Jungs durch Ihre vier Tänzerinnen, welche wieder ein Augenschmaus für das Publikum waren.

Zur späten Stunde zog dann der Wahlfranke Daniel T.Coats das Publikum in seinen Bann. Dan - ein großartiger Songschreiber - gab an diesem Abend leider wenig seiner eigenen Songs zum Besten. Doch auch mit seinen Interpretationen berühmter Countrysongs konnte der Musiker das Publikum von sich überzeugen, was man ihm mit großartigem Applaus dankte.

Der zweite Festivaltag in der Musichall startete mit den Westfalen Hillybilly Deluxe. Die Honky-Tonk-Band überzeugte mit kreativen Stilelementen und eigenen Songs. Auch kamen die Linedancer hier voll auf Ihre Kosten.
Mit etwas Verspätung betraten dann Truck Stop die Bühne. Schnell füllte sich der Platz vor der Bühne, als Cisco, Lucius, Dirk, Uwe, Knut und Teddy die ersten Töne ihres "Louisiana Ladies" spielten.
Mit weiteren bekannten Hits wie "Take it easy altes Haus", "Ich möcht so gern Dave Dudley hör´n" und "Arizona, Arizona" zogen sie die Fans vollends in den Bann. Von jung bis alt - jeder konnte mitsingen und so wurde es eine tolle Truck Stop-Party mit einigen Zugaben. Anschließend standen die Jungs wie üblich noch für Autogramme und Fotos zur Verfügung.

Den Abschluss des Samstages machten dann Texas Heat mit Leadsänger Bernd Marty Wolf. Die Cash- und Stuarteinflüsse sind in den vielen eigenen Songs deutlich zu spüren. Zu Ehren des 80. Geburtstags vom Großmeister der Countrymusic - Johnny Cash - brachten die Jungs im Frühjahr ein großartiges Minialbum mit vier Songs über den Sänger heraus. Was mir persönlich an diesem Auftritt sehr gut gefiel ist die Solovariante des Duett-Songs "Twangy Lead Guitar" - eigentlich mit Michael Lonestar. Im Duett wie auch Solo einfach Super!

Für den Sonntag hatte sich Familie Strohofer ein besonderes Schmankerl einfallen lassen. Nach einem Vortrag von Dirk Rohrbach - Der letzte Indianerhäuptling, zu dem es an diesem Tag auch eine Ausstellung gab und der jungen Band Cool Country, welche die Linedancer mit vielen New Country Songs einheizten folgte ein großes Highlight - Billy Yates aus den USA.

Bevor Billy Yates die Bühne betrat stimmten seine Begleitband Savannah mit einem 60 Minuten-Konzert das Publikum auf den charismatischen Sänger ein. Billy Yates - ein großartiger Sänger, der neben vielen eigenen Songs, bsp.: "Me, Marie" auch u.a. Hits von George Strait, wie "All my ex´s live in Texas" darbot. Bei seinem "American Voices" gab es dann noch Gänsehaut dazu. Natürlich durfte Billy Yates nicht ohne eine Zugabe gehen - aus dieser wurden dann zwei, denn selbst als er die Bühne schon verlassen hatte gab es noch Zugabe-rufe, sodass er nochmals die Bühne betrat.

Ich persönlich finde es etwas schade, dass man so einen großartigen Künstler schon so früh am Abend auftreten lässt, denn da der Wettergott mitspielte hielten sich viele Besucher noch im freien auf.

Nach einer Umbaupause betrat dann der deutsche Countrysänger Tom Astor, welcher schon beim ersten Festival 1981 dabei war, die Bühne und zog die Fans mit Songs wie "Irgendwie wird´s schon geh´n", "Freunde" und "Take it easy nimm´s leicht" in seinen Bann. Wie auch am Vorabend bei Truck Stop konnte von jung bis alt ein fast jeder die großen Hits des Sängers mitsingen. Natürlich durften auch ein Cash-Medley und "Will the circle be unbroken" - a capella von der ganzen Band gesungen - nicht fehlen. Mit Tom Astors größten Hits "Hallo Guten Morgen Deutschland" und "Flieg junger Adler" ging dann auch dieser tolle Auftritt mit Verspätung zu Ende. Etwas schade finde ich, dass die Autogrammstunde in der Halle abgehalten wurde, denn so hatte es fast den Anschein als gehe der Auftritt von Mountarillo etwas unter.

Mountarillo - ein Teil der Amarillo-Band auf Nürnberg - präsentierten viele Ihrer eigenen Songs im Zwischenspiel mit internationalen Countryhits. Wer diese Band noch nicht gehört hat sollte dies baldmöglichst nachholen. Sebbo & Bört - zwei brilliante Musiker, die die New American Country Musik einmalig vortragen. Leider hatten sie es an diesem Abend, da es schon recht spät war, sehr schwer, was sie aber perfekt meisterten und das Publikum für sich gewinnen konnten.

Der Ausklang des Country- und Truckerfestivals fand dann am Montag mit dem Gottesdienst, der Prämierung des schönsten Trucks und Musik mit Texas Rooster und den Texas Wings & Paul Krug bei herrlichem Sonnenschein statt.

Man kann sich schon jetzt auf das 32. Country- und Truckerfestival auf dem Autohof Strohofer freuen und darf gespannt sein, welche musikalischen Acts Toni Strohofer und seine Family für sich gewinnen können.


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Debbie Cochran Hits Traditional Country Radio Today with Her Single, It’s Never Too Late

Debbie Cochran Hits Traditional Country Radio Today with Her Single, It’s Never Too Late
 
Debbie Cochran is keeping the focus on traditional country music with her debut single, It’s Never Too Late, which impacts radio today (Monday, June 4th). Music Programmers can find it on the newest CDX #548. It is also available on AirPlay Direct at www.airplaydirect.com/music/grassrootspromotion.

Debbie, who has a pure, inspirational voice, traverses a path to fulfill her lifelong dream of being a recording artist and is proving that it’s never too late to pursue your childhood aspirations. 

This Helen Mirren meets Debbie Boone performer, Debbie’s debut single, It’s Never Too Late, highlights her wholesome vocals and provides a firm foundation for her traditional ‘halo-country.’ This single is off her current album, It’s Never Too Late, which was produced by well-known Kent Wells (Dolly Parton).

Debbie’s story and music spreads smiles and serves as a testament to the vitality of the human spirit. She lives her lyrics everyday by stepping in the studio, writing new songs and gracing the spotlight. When Debbie isn’t on stage, she spends her autumn years traveling the world with her husband Elmer in the RV.  He diligently plans each stop and packs for their highway vacations while Debbie spends her time trying to figure out how she’s going to fit all her music equipment in the RV while leaving enough cabinet space to accommodate their luggage.

For more information on Debbie Cochran, please visit www.DebbieCochran.com or www.Facebook.com/DebbieCochranMusic.

Dolly Parton Fans Can

Dolly Parton Fans Can Choose Merchandise
to Fit their Budget
Dolly PartonNashville, TN (June 4, 2012) – Dolly Parton fans headed to CMA Music Fest are getting the chance to take a piece of her home … all at an economical price!!!  Although country music Icon Dolly Parton will not be personally attending the 2012 CMA Music Fest, fans stopping by Dolly’s booth in the CMA Music Fest exhibit hall will have a chance to play “Do You Know Dolly” – a family feud style game show with chances to win Dolly prizes as well as the opportunity to purchase Dolly Parton merchandise.
Dolly Parton merchandise will include t-shirts, buttons, photos, posters, CD’s, DVD’s, tote bags, among many other items…and all for very low prices!!!  Understanding the economy, Dolly will be retailing all her merchandise items between the prices of $5 - $15.  One special bundle deal for $50 will be available and will include your choice of an autographed Vinyl “Better Day” LP or an autographed 2011 Better Day World Tour program, poster of your choice, Backwoods Barbie CD, water bottle, and a t-shirt.

Dolly’s latest project, the Gold-certified “An Evening With… Dolly,” which retails exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® will also be available at CMA Music Fest at the Cracker Barrel booth which will be located across from Dolly’s booth.  The first 50 people to purchase the CD/DVD project will get a limited edition autographed Hatch Show Print poster from the original taping dates of the ‘live show’.
For more information on Dolly Parton, please visit www.dollypartonmusic.net

TIM MCGRAW PREVIEWS NEW MUSIC

TIM MCGRAW PREVIEWS NEW MUSIC AND CAPTIVATES STADIUMS ON FIRST WEEKEND OF THE
"BROTHERS OF THE SUN" TOUR
 
 

The GRAMMY winner previewed several highly-anticipated new songs like the infectious track "Mexicoma," which had the crowd singing the lyrics by the end and the high energy show-stopper "Truck Yeah."  
 

McGraw played back-to-back hits and fan-favorites throughout his almost two hour set, including "Felt Good On My Lips," "Real Good Man," "I Like It, I Love It" and "Live Like You Were Dying." 
 
Backstage before the show, McGraw met and spent time with the Delucia family, the first recipients of his HomeFront program, which awards a mortgage free home to injured servicemembers at each
tour stop this summer. 
 

Rehearsals for the tour started in Tampa, FL on Thursday, May 31 at Raymond James Stadium. 
 

McGraw commanded the stage at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday, June 3.  The tour continues this weekend at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, TX and Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO

STORMY WEATHER FOR LADY ANTEBELLUM

 
FANS BRAVE STORMY WEATHER FOR LADY ANTEBELLUM’S ATTENDANCE BREAKING WEEKEND ON THEIR OWN THE NIGHT 2012 WORLD TOUR
 
Trio Set to Perform and Nominated for Three CMT Music Awards This Week
 
 
Nashville, TN – June 4, 2012 – CMA and ACM Vocal Group of the Year Lady Antebellum were joined by over 62,000 fans this weekend on their headlining OWN THE NIGHT 2012 WORLD TOUR sponsored by GAC in Cincinnati, OH, Cleveland, OH, Pittsburgh, PA and Rochester, NY. More than 18,600 fans weathered Thursday night’s rainy concert with the trio and special guests Darius Rucker and Thompson Square in Cleveland, becoming the biggest selling night of the group’s 2012 tour. 
 
“When the Grammy-winning trio of Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood took the stage, they left no stone unturned…a full sing-along reached the back of the packed lawn. The band, whose talent runs deep, has a great chemistry and plays well to an audience. A classic stage with a U-shaped ramp and a riser stretching into standing-room-only allowed lots of audience interaction.”  – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
 
“Lady A didn’t just hit play on the CD and recreate a note-for-note version of ANY song. Tempo changes, dynamic changes, harmonic changes – all were incorporated, so that old songs sounded new.” – Cleveland Plain Dealer
 
“The band put on a spirited performance, not making much of the weather issue.” – Cincinnati Enquirer
 
Lady Antebellum announced last week that the final leg of their Own The Night 2012 World Tour will roll into Australia this September.  Tickets will go on sale at 9:00A local time on Fri., June 15, with pre-sale tickets available from Tues., June 12. Fans in the US can catch Lady A open the CMT Music Awards this Wed., where they’re nominated for Music Video of the Year, Group Video of the Year and CMT Performance of the Year. Visit www.ladyantebellum.com for further details.

Kenny Chesney Stays With Sony

» Chesney Stays With Sony: Sony/Nashville and Kenny Chesney have extended their worldwide recording agreement, with future Chesney recordings to be released on Blue Chair/Columbia. Concurrently, the BNA imprint is being retired, with artists and employees now working under the Columbia banner.
"We are very happy to be renewing our worldwide partnership with Kenny Chesney," says Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris. "He is a tremendous superstar with a unique creative vision and we look forward to sharing continued success with him in the years ahead."
"This is Kenny's recording home and I couldn't be happier to say that Kenny and Sony will continue to make records together for many years to come," adds Sony/Nashville Chairman/CEO Gary Overton.
"I moved to Nashville to be a songwriter, so to have my own label imprint feels like beyond a dream come true," Chesney says of Blue Chair. "Welcome To The Fishbowl is the most honest and authentic album I’ve ever recorded, and I'm thrilled to be able to release it on my own Blue Chair Records. It’s the start of a great new chapter for me as an artist."

COUNTDOWN TO 2012 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL BEGINS TONIGHT


COUNTDOWN TO 2012 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL BEGINS TONIGHT

The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience Features More Stages and More Music
NASHVILLE – The 2012 CMA Music Festival promises to bring even more excitement and entertainment to downtown Nashville. With eight stages, this year’s Festival will have more live music than ever before.
“We are so excited to be able to bring our fans more music at this year’s CMA Music Festival,” said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “With added stages, this year fans will be able to hear music everywhere.”
With so much to do and see at this four-day festival, it takes seven days to get it all in. And the fun begins tonight!
Worldwide Appeal
CMA Music Festival becomes an international affair with “Chevrolet™ Presents the CMA Global Artist Party,” tonight, beginning at 6:00 PM at The Stage on Broadway. Hosted by Australian husband and wife duo O’Shea, the Global Artist Party will feature performances from a variety of international Country Music artists including Bob Corbett (Australia),Emerson Drive (Canada), Morgan Evans (Australia), Vickie Evans (New Zealand), Adam Harvey (Australia), High Valley (Canada), Lisa McHugh (Ireland) with the legendary Gene Watson (U.S.), Craig Morrison (Australia), Jess Moskaluke (Canada), Gary Quinn (UK), and Joe Robinson (Australia).
On Tuesday, starting at 12:30 PM at The Second Fiddle, Australian artists Adam Harvey will host “CMA Presents the Aristo Global Show.” Artists participating include Baylou (Australia), Clayton Bellamy (Canada), Rick Caballo (Australia), Adam Gregory (Canada), Pete Kennedy (Ireland), Colm Kirwan (Ireland), Josh Macumber (Canada), Raintown (UK), Jessica Ridley (Canada), and Travellin Rose (UK). A free lunch will be offered for attendees.
Reach for the Summit
On Monday and Tuesday, the Third Annual Billboard Country Music Summit, in association with the Country Music Association, will take place at The Cannery Ballroom. The two-day event will feature panel discussions, case studies, and keynote interviews, as well as artist showcases and networking opportunities. With Celebrity Q&A’s by Luke Bryan, Willie Nelson, and Dwight Yoakam, programming will focus on the most important issues affecting artists, songwriters, managers, agents, promoters, label executives, music publishers, radio programmers, and all those closely associated with the Country Music business. For information on registration rates for the Third Annual Billboard Country Music Summit, visit countrymusicsummit.com.
Strike Up the Band
On Wednesday, beginning at 11:00 AM, The Eighth Annual CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Parade will feature Country Music artists and other celebrities riding in a wide variety of Chevrolet vehicles. With Glen Campbell as the Grand Marshal, other artists participating include Bill Anderson, Lynn Anderson, Katie Armiger, Jeff Bates, Craig Wayne Boyd, Weston Burt, Craig Campbell, Mark Cooke, Bucky Covington, Cowboy Troy, Ira Dean, Jaida Dreyer, Due West, Tyler Farr, Florida Georgia Line, Flynnville Train, Colt Ford, 2012 Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti, Greg Hanna, Amber Hayes, JT Hodges, Rachel Holder, Angie Johnson, Little Big Town, LoCash Cowboys, Rachele Lynae, Manuel, The McClymonts, Lorrie Morgan, Craig Morrison, Chase Rice, Julie Roberts, Marlee Scott, Leah Seawright, Gwen Sebastian, Daniel Smith, Matt Stillwell,  Payton Rae, David St. Romain, The Roys, Jason Sturgeon, Trent Tomlinson, Trailer Choir,  Rhonda Vincent, and Corey Wagar. 
Other participants include the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales, BIC® Soleil Sunshine Squad, Carl Black Chevrolet and the Luke Bryan/Eric Church 2012 Chevrolet Silverado, The 22nd Annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge, Cooter’s Garage General Lee, GEICO Gecko, Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee, Gnash and the Nashville Predators Dancers and Ice Girls, the Jelly Bean on Tour Bus, the Keep the Music Playing All Stars Marching Band, military veterans riding the Music City Trolley, Music City Drum and Bugle Corps, a 40x60 foot American flag that will be carried by veterans and representatives of Nashville's Fire Department, Metro Nashville Police Department Drill and Ceremony Team, Metro Police Mounted Unit, Metro Police Special Operations Boat and SWAT Rescue Truck, Nashville Rollergirls, Nashville Zoo and Twiga (the Zoo’s giraffe mascot), Operation Troop Aid, the Outnumber Hunger Live bus, Travel Channel’s Destination Summer Tour Bus, and more.
Beginning at the corner of 10th Avenue and Broadway, the procession will travel down Broadway and end at Riverfront Park.
Immediately following the parade, the Seventh Annual CMA Music Festival Block Party will take place at the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage. Free and open to the public, the concert starts at 12:30 PM with Little Big Town kicking it off followed by Brazilbilly, Eric Lee Beddingfield, and LoCash Cowboys. Angie Johnson will sing the national anthem and Shane Tallant of “Music City 411” will host.
Party the Night Away
“Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam” takes place Wednesday (10:00 PM) at the Ryman Auditorium. Performers for this year’s event include, The Chuck Wagon Gang, Stonewall Jackson, the Oak Ridge Boys, Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives, Roger McGuinn,  2012 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Connie Smith & The Sundowners, Wynonna.          
A separate ticket is required for the Late Night Jam and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, and the Ryman Auditorium Box Office.
The Fun “Officially” Begins
The 2012 CMA Music Festival officially begins Thursday and continues through Sunday with 450 artists and celebrities, 200 hours of concerts, autograph signings, family activities, interactive exhibits, giveaways, games, and much more.   
It’s For the Kids
The artists who participate in CMA Music Festival are not compensated for the hours they spend performing and signing autographs. To show its appreciation, CMA contributes proceeds from the event to the “Keep the Music Playing” program which benefits music education in Metro Nashville Public Schools. To date, CMA and the CMA Foundation have contributed more than $6.1 million to this fund to purchase much-needed musical instruments and supplies for students, as well as fund a $1 million endowment for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s “Words and Music” program.
In support of this initiative Jack in the Box® will be selling Jumbo Jack® burgers for $1.00 all weekend long, with proceeds going to support Keep the Music Playing, CMA’s music education initiative. Look for their brand new food truck located at the entrance to the Chevrolet Riverfront Park.
Take Me to the River 
CMA Award-winning, multi-Platinum recording duo Montgomery Gentry will kick off four days of concerts at the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage beginning Thursday (10:00 AM). The Chevrolet Riverfront Stage, located at Riverfront Park, is free and open to the public and will feature many of Country Music’s legends and hottest rising stars over the course of the Festival. Admittance to the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage is free, but four-day ticket holders have an exclusive 45-minute, early-entrance window before the gates open to the general public.
Artists performing at the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage include Wade Bowen, Lee Brice, Laura Bell Bundy, Craig Campbell, Edens Edge, Brett Eldredge, Colt Ford, Gloriana, JT Hodges, Steve Holy, Casey James, Jana Kramer, Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers, Tracy Lawrence, LoCash Cowboys, Lonestar, Love and Theft, Dustin Lynch, Neal McCoy, Jo Dee Messina, Kip Moore, Craig Morgan, Lorrie Morgan, David Nail, Heidi Newfield, Jerrod Niemann, the Oak Ridge Boys, James Otto, Randy Rogers Band, Thomas Rhett, Sawyer Brown, Corey Smith, Sunny Sweeney, THE FARM, Josh Thompson, Mel Tillis, Uncle Kracker, Phil Vassar, James Wesley, and Darryl Worley.
The concerts are hosted by a variety of broadcast personalities including Big D & Bubba, Premiere Radio’s Blair Garner, WSIX’s Billy Greenwood, “CMT Country Countdown’s” Lon Helton, WKDF’s Stew James, WSM-FM’s Jeff Lyon, WSM-FM’s Rick Marino, WKRN’s Neil Orne, CMT’s Samantha Stephens, and WKDF’s Becca Walls.
A Little Night Music
The Nightly Concerts on the LP Field Concert Stage feature the biggest names in Country Music, emerging stars, and surprise guests. Four-day ticket holders can get a front-row shot from the popular Photo Line, which is in constant motion in front of the stage during the performances.
Pre-show activities opening night (7:30 PM) include a Music City welcome from Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, and the presentation of the Stars and Stripes by the Marines of Recruiting Station Nashville. David Nail will perform the title track of his album The Sound of a Million Dreams with the Nashville School of the Arts Chamber Choir (under the direction of Walter Bitner). The Nashville School of the Arts Chamber Choir will also perform the national anthem. Performers include (performance order, artists and schedule subject to change):
Thursday, June 7
Glen Campbell
Miranda Lambert
Jason Aldean
Lady Antebellum
Zac Brown Band
Brad Paisley

Friday, June 8
The Oak Ridge Boys(national anthem)
Ronnie Milsap
Brantley Gilbert
Jake Owen
The Band Perry
Blake Shelton
Carrie Underwood

Saturday, June 9
Julie Roberts(national anthem)
Kenny Rogers
Hunter Hayes
Little Big Town

Eric Church
Luke Bryan
Faith Hill

Sunday, June 10
Sarah Darling(national anthem)
The Mavericks
Scotty McCreery
Dierks Bentley
Rascal Flatts
Alan Jackson
Martina McBride

In addition, there will be several acts performing acoustic sets each night. Those artists include Lauren Alaina, Bill Anderson, Randy Houser, Love and Theft, Kip Moore, Kellie Pickler, Gwen Sebastian, and Steel Magnolia.           
Hosts for the Nightly Concerts include CMT’s Evan Farmer and Melissa Peterman, and GAC’s Storme Warren.          
The Nightly Concerts at LP Field feature state-of-the-art production and fireworks at the conclusion of each show.
More Free Music
The Bud Light Stage at Bridgestone Arena Plaza, at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Broadway, is always a fan favorite and a great place to check out some of Country’s hottest acts. Artists participating in the daily concerts include Katie Armiger, Frankie Ballard, Mandy Barnett, Greg Bates, Jeff Bates, Big Smo, Blackberry Smoke, Jason Michael Carroll, “Classic Country Show” (featuring Moe Bandy, T. Graham Brown, Janie Fricke, and Gene Watson), The Cleverly’s, Bucky Covington, Jaida Dreyer, Exile, Rose Falcon, Tyler Farr, Josh Gracin, The Hummingbirds, Angie Johnson, Cledus T. Judd, Sonia Leigh, The McClymonts, Robin Meade, Miss Willie Brown, Randy Montana, Jon Pardi, Eric Paslay, Julie Roberts, Canaan Smith, Joanna Smith, Trent Tomlinson, Trailer Choir, Drake White, Mark Wills, and Charlie Worsham.
Hosts for the Bud Light Stage on the Bridgestone Arena Plaza include WUBE’s Chris Carr & Company, WQDR’s Cody Clark, WSM’s Bill Cody, United Radio Network’s Charlie Cook, WGSQ’s Philip Gibbons, KKWF’s Deanna Lee, WYRK’s Clay Moden, WZTV “Tennessee Morning’s” Kelly Sutton, and “Music City 411” host Shane Tallant.
Fans can also check out the iconic Budweiser Clydesdales which will be stabled nearby throughout the Festival.
New at this year’s Festival is The BMI Tailgate Party. Located right off the Cumberland River outside LP Field, the new stage will feature a strong selection of BMI’s songwriters and artists warming up the audience before they enter LP Field for the Nightly Concerts beginning at 4:30 PM.
Performers at The BMI Tailgate Party include Brent Cobb, Florida Georgia Line, Hogslop String Band, Kristen Kelly, Chuck Mead and His Grassy Knoll Boys, Chancie Neal, the Peach Pickers (Rhett Akins and Dallas Davidson), Mo Pitney, Trent Summar and the New Row Mob, Kenny Vaughan, and the World Famous Headliners (Big Al Anderson, Shawn Camp, and Pat McLaughlin).
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The lifestyle exhibits and autograph booths in the Nashville Convention Center are a traditional favorite. Artists scheduled to sign autographs include legends, today’s hitmakers, and tomorrow’s hopefuls.
The Country Music Association booth in the Fan Fair Hall will host a variety of Country Music artists meeting and signing autographs for their fans. Artists scheduled to sign in this booth include Lauren Alaina, Mandy Barnett, Wade Bowen, Craig Campbell, Billy Dean, Sara Evans, Jack Greene, Randy Houser, Casey James, Brenda Lee, Love and Theft, Scotty McCreery, Miss Willie Brown, Heidi Newfield, and James Otto.
Other performers and celebrities scheduled to appear include Cody Alan, Lisa Albritton, Harold Allen, Bill Anderson, Lynn Anderson, Rose Angelica, Tara Arender, Katie Armiger, Jared Ashley, Sara Avalos, Frankie Ballard, The Band Perry, Christy Barber, Greg Bates, Jeff Bates, Trevor Bayne, Bo Bice, The Black Lillies, Josh Black, Blackberry Smoke, Terry Lee Bolton, Ella Mae Bowen, Craig Wayne Boyd, David Bradley, Lauren Briant, Brother Trouble, Ayla Brown, Lacey Brown, Shawn Brown, T. Graham Brown, Laura Bell Bundy, Jodi & Dale Ann Burden, Chris Cagle, Shawn Camp, Jason Michael Carroll, Carter’s Chord, John Carter, Tommy Cash, Beth Cayhall, Chuck Wagon Gang, Dustin Clark, Bill Cody, Scott Collier, J Collins, Jared Collins, Katie Cook, Kristy Lee Cook, Mark Cooke, Easton Corbin, Bucky Covington, Cowboy Troy, Timothy Craig, Lesia Crig, Nick Cross, Dailey & Vincent, Daniel Lee Band, Sarah Darling, Israel David, Bobby Dean, Jaida Dreyer, Due West, Tim Dugger, Edens Edge, Eli Young Band, McKenna Faith, Donna Fargo, Rachel Farley, Farm Kings, Evan Farmer, Florida Georgia Line, Flynnville Train, Colt Ford, Jimmy Fortune, Morgan Frazier, Janie Fricke, David & Jo Frissell, David Frizzell, Miranda Garner, Jennie Garth, Teddy Gentry, Brantley Gilbert, Billy Gilman, Gloriana, Teea Goans, William Lee Golden, Grand Central, The Grascals, Linda Gray, Adam Gregory, George Hamilton IV, Crissy Harrold, Amber Hayes, Hunter Hayes, Josh Henderson, HER & Kings County, Ty Herndon, Herrick, JT Hodges, Steve Holy, Mallary Hope, Josh Housewright, Hubie Hudieashcrast, Con Hunley, Cory Jackson, Buddy Jewell, Joey + Rory, Angie Johnson, Georgette Jones, Sage Keffer, Nan Kelley, Pete Kennedy, The Kentucky Headhunters, Jana Kramer, JJ Lawhorn, Doyle Lawson, Dickey Lee, Jackie Lee, Jesse Lee, Kelcy Lee, Sonia Leigh, Little Big Town, LoCash Cowboys, Lonesome River Band, Lucy Angel, Rachele Lynae, Courtney Lynn, Sherry Lynn, Mitch Malloy, Manuel, Sarah Marince, Kait Marsh, Jake Maurer, The Mavericks, Martina McBride, Jordan McCants, The McClymonts, Neal McCoy, Leslie McDaniel, Marty McIntosh, Robin Meade, Ken Mellons, Barry Michael, Alan Miller, DJ Miller, Ronnie Milsap, Randy Montana, Montgomery Gentry, Dave Moody, Moonshine Bandits, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Craig Morgan, Craig Morrison, Mustang Creek, David Nail, Joe Nichols, Oak Ridge Boys, One Night Rodeo, Anthony Oreo, O’Shea, Kimberly Patrick, Danielle Peck, Zach Perkins, Stephanie Quayle, Marty Raybon, David Raye, Thomas Rhett, Chase Rice, Steve Richard, Riders In The Sky, Julie Roberts, Vanessa Rogers, Lulu Roman, Dana Romanello, Maggie Rose, Mich Rosell, The Roys, Dave Russell, Saddlebrook, Cheyenne Saucier, Scarletta, Marlee Scott, Leah Seawright, Gwen Sebastian, Kevin Sharp, Crystal Shawanda, Martin Sims, Jerry Skelton, Canaan Smith, Joanna Smith, David St. Romain, Craig Stephens, Courtney Stewart, Matt Stillwell, Doug Stone, John Stone, Sunny Sweeney, Johnny T, Coy Taylor, Jacy Taylor, Glen Templeton, THE FARM, Trailer Choir, Josh Turner, Two Foot Fred, Donna Ulisse, Underground Stampede, Phil Vassar, Rhonda Vincent, Corey Wagar, Darren Warren, Chad Warrix, Gene Watson, Freddy Weller, Ben Wells, Rachel Wentler, James Wesley, Bryan White, Jesse Keith Whitley, Stephanie Williams, Mark Wills, Lainey Wilson, Lauren Winans, Winfield’s Locket, Joanne Cash Yates, Chris Young, and Nathan Young.
This year, one of the most popular features of the Fan Fair Hall, the Durango® Acoustic Corner, has moved onto the floor of the exhibit hall. Hosted by 650 AM WSM personalities Bill Cody, Joe Limardi, Charlie Mattos, Marcia Campbell, and Eddie Stubbs, the Durango Acoustic Corner opens daily at 11:00 AM and is free for all Fan Fair Hall guests. The performances that take place at the Acoustic Corner will be broadcast live on WSM-AM and WSMOnline.com.
Artists scheduled to perform at the Durango Acoustic Corner include Lynn Anderson, The Black Lillies, T. Graham Brown, Shawn Camp, Jason Michael Carroll, Carter’s Chord, Chuck Wagon Gang, Bucky Covington, Sarah Darling, Billy Dean, Donna Ulisse & The Poor Mountain Boys, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Due West, Jimmy Fortune, Janie Fricke, Teea Goans, The Grascals, Amber Hayes, Con Hunley, Buddy Jewell, Georgette Jones, Lonesome River Band, The McClymonts, Lesley McDaniel, Marty Raybon, Chase Rice, Riders In The Sky, Lulu Roman, Dana Romanello, The Roys, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Gwen Sebastian, Joanna Smith, Doug Stone, Gene Watson, Bryan White, Jesse Keith Whitley, and Mark Wills.
New this year in the Fan Fair Hall is the Wrangler Fashion Show. Taking place on Saturday (1:00 PM-2:00 PM), the Wrangler Fashion show, hosted by GAC’s Suzanne Alexander, will feature Country artists and celebrities modeling the latest styles from Wrangler and Durango. Manuel, an icon of Country couture, will add his distinctive embellishments to a few of the fashions.
Artists participating in the Wrangler Fashion Show include Rachel Holder, Bridgette Tatum, Parmalee, Trent Wilmon, the Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders, and many more.
Special mementos and unique fashions can be found in the Fan Fair Hall Marketplace featuring a variety of vendors including The Charleston Soap Company, Dillards for the Reba Brand, HillBilly Brand, Manuel, Mignon’s, and Twisted Sisters Apparel.
Thursday (10:30 AM, 12:00 PM, and 4:00 PM), Friday and Saturday (9:15 AM and 4:15 PM) fans can catch a screening of a behind the scenes look at the making of Kenny Chesney’s upcoming album, “Welcome to the Fishbowl,” in room 209 of the Fan Fair Hall.
Additionally, on Friday and Saturday, there will be viewings for “Malibu Country” and “Nashville,” two of ABC’s new television series. “Malibu Country” (starring Reba) can be seen at 10:30 AM, 12:15 PM, 2:00 PM, and 3:45PM; while “Nashville” can be seen at 11:15 AM, 1:00 PM, and 2:45 PM.
Other exhibitors in the Fan Fair Hall include AT&T U-verse, Average Joe’s Entertainment Group, Big Machine Label Group, Blaster Records, Bud Light, Cabot Cheese, Carhartt, Chevrolet, CMA Music Festival Information Booth, CMT, Cracker Barrel, Cupit Records, Digital Rodeo, Durango, Field & Stream, GAC, Gildan, Jack Daniel’s, the Johnny Cash Museum, Lamon Records, Music City Merchandise, Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, NSAI, Poise, Roper, Sprint, TNT, Tootsie’s, the United States Post Office, Warner Music Nashville, and WSM Radio.
Single day tickets to the Fan Fair Hall can be purchased for $25 per ticket, per day; $20 if purchased with a ticket to one of the Nightly Concerts at LP Field. Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster.com (http://www.ticketmaster.com/Country-Music-Festival-tickets/artist/1711387). Tickets will also be available at the Nashville Convention Center at the Commerce Street entrance beginning Wednesday, June 6 from 9:00 AM-6:00 PM and Thursday through Sunday from 8:30 AM-5:00 PM as well as at the Box Office.
Hittin’ the Streets
This year The Buckle is where it all comes together. Situated along Broadway between First and Fourth Avenues, The Buckle is where fans come to enjoy activities, games, live entertainment, demonstrations, free samples, autograph signings, and more!
The Buckle Stage will host a variety of performances and activities beginning with concerts presented by ASCAP on Thursday, June 7. Artists scheduled to perform include Hannah Dasher, Kalisa Ewing, JJ Lawhorn, Emily Lynch, Summerlin Road, Brent Wesley, and Channing Wilson.
On Friday, June 8, and Saturday, June 9 (10:00 AM–6:00 PM/CT), ABC returns to the 2012 CMA Fest with the ABC Summer Block Party featuring special appearances by your favorite ABC stars, musical performances, autograph signings, games, giveaways, photos, and much more! Friday only, the ABC Summer Block Party will also feature Nashville’s own Grilled Cheeserie Truck to take care of Fest goers hunger with sandwiches provided and inspired by ABC’s “The Chew. 
The annual YWCA Celebrity Auction will take place on The Buckle Stage on Sunday, June 10 (11:00 AM– 5:00 PM/CT). Hosted by Big Kenny, this annual auction has raised more than $1.5 million to support the services of the YWCA Weaver Domestic Violence Center. Fans will have the opportunity to bid on items donated by Jason Aldean, Big & Rich, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, and Keith Urban.
Other things to see and do in The Buckle include cooling off with Blue Bell Ice Cream, check out some Bad Boy Buggies off-road vehicles, get autographs from some of your favorite Country stars at the Carl Black Chevrolet booth, sample jelly beans courtesy of Jelly Belly, see the United States Marines Hummer, win free gas compliments of PEAK performance products, get free samples from Pedigree, and win prizes and get autographs in the Wrangler booth.       
Located off of Broadway and Fourth Avenue, Fan Alley will host a variety of activities and exhibits.
Located in Fan Alley, The Chevrolet Roadhouse will be a unique downtown destination where fans can experience, create and share the Country lifestyle. Attendees can check out a variety of Chevrolet vehicles, cool off with refreshing iced tea at the Lipton Tea Bar, and create personalized and sharable digital concert show prints. The Chevrolet Roadhouse stage will feature performances by artists including Weston Burt, Due West, Erin Enderlin, Flynnville Train, Adam Gregory, Amber Hayes, Imaj, Zach Lockwood, Lucy Angel, Rachele Lynae, Josh Mullins, Gary Quinn, Chase Rice, The Roys, Matt Stillwell, and Jason Thomas.
The Lodge in Fan Alley will feature appearances by HGTV, DIY Network, and Travel Channel stars, as well as autograph signings or performances by Country Music artists courtesy of GAC.
The Ultimate Air Dogs, a perennial fan favorite, will be back this year in Fan Alley entertaining attendees with their high-flying athletics. Hosted by former Detroit Tigers 1984 World Series pitcher Matt Wilcox, the Ultimate Air Dogs will compete Thursday through Sunday, June 7-10 at 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 4:00 PM.        
The BIC® Soleil Bella® Beach, located in Walk of Fame Park, is the place for sand, songs, and sunny surprises. Festival-goers can enjoy the music from the Soleil Bella Beach Stage while relaxing on the real sand beach. Outdoor lovers can also play a game of volleyball and cool off in a misting tent. Artists performing on the Soleil Bella Beach Stage include Dean Alexander, Eric Lee Beddingfield, Blackjack Billy, Brazilbilly, Brother Trouble, Lacey Brown, Bush Hawg, Jason Cassidy, Connor Christian & Southern Gothic, Kristy Lee Cook, Russell Dickerson, Tim Dugger, Donny Fallgatter, Rachel Farley, Morgan Frazier, Matt Gary, The Henningsens, HER & Kings County, Lyndsey Highlander, Rachel Holder, Chris Janson, Lindsay Lawler, Lighter Ray, Levi Lowrey, Mockingbird Sun, Craig Morrison, Mustang Sally Band, Frank Ortega, Aaron Parker, Parmalee, Stephanie Quayle, Michael Ray, Maggie Rose, Marlee Scott, Drew Smith, The Stickers, and Sunny Sweeney
Hosts for the BIC Soleil Bella Beach Stage include radio personality Billy Block, WKDZ’s Bill Booth, Cricket & Jumpin’ Jim Beam of WFFG, Dex & Mo of WUSY, artist Frank Ortega, WPPL’s Jim Quinton, KCYY’s Jeff Roper, and Myla Thomas of WBVR.
Field & Stream will be taking over the eastern bank of the Cumberland River, south of the Shelby Street pedestrian bridge, with activities to interest the outdoorsman.
On Thursday, June 7, from 11:00AM–12:30PM, The Field & Stream Celebrity Total Outdoorsman Challenge will take place. Celebrities will show off their skills in shooting, fly fishing, and archery. Celebrities scheduled to participate include Ty Brown, Lucas Hoge, Julie Ingram, Matt Kennon, Zach Lockwood, Jason Sturgeon, Chick Wicks, Mark Wills, and Trent Wilmon.
On Friday and Saturday, June 8-9, from 9:00 AM–5:00 PM/CT, The Field & Stream Total Outdoorsman Reality Challenge qualifiers will take place.      
Play Ball
On Saturday, beginning at 9:00 AM, the City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge will take place at Greer Stadium (534 Chestnut Street). A separate ticket is required and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com. Artists and celebrities scheduled to participate include Lauren Alaina, Dave Ball, Greg Bates, Ty Brown, Bucky Covington, Sarah Darling, Eric Decker, Whitney Duncan, Brantley Gilbert, Vince Gill, Billy Gilman, Michael Griffin, Scott Hamilton, Rachel Holder, Mallary Hope, Jessie James, Kristen Kelly, Karl Klug, LoCash Cowboys, Jake Locker, Scotty McCreery, Robin Meade, David Nail, James Otto, RaeLynn, Chase Rice, Shane Tallant, Two Foot Fred, Carrie Underwood, and Chuck Wicks. For more information, visit www.cityofhope.org.
Social Networking
The Sixth Annual CMA Music Festival Fan Social Presented by CMT is a treasure hunter’s dream with prizes hidden throughout the CMA Music Festival downtown footprint. By following CMA, CMT, and Fan Social artists’ news feeds and tweets, fans gain access to clues which will lead them to redeemable prize vouchers as well as automatic entry to the event. This year’s CMA Fan Social presented by CMT will feature performances by Kix Brooks, Casey James, Aaron Lewis, Love and Theft, and Sunny Sweeney. Artists will also participate in Q&A sessions and autograph signings.
Getting Around
The popular “Catch a Chevy” program has returned to the 2012 CMA Music Festival. Festival attendees can flag down one of the specially wrapped 2012 Malibu Ecos for a free lift around the Festival footprint.
In addition to catching a Chevy, there is access to free shuttles at major CMA Music Festival event sites for all four-day ticket holders. Downtown shuttles run daily on a continuous loop. Handicapped-accessible shuttle buses are available with attendants to offer assistance.       
Parking
A limited amount of on-site pay parking will be available nightly at LP Field in Lots E & F, just across the Woodland Street Bridge. This parking option is available for purchase on-site on a first-come, first-served basis, according to the following information:
  • On-Site Pay Parking Fee is $15 per day/show, per vehicle (cash only)
  • Lot E open daily Thursday-Sunday at 8:00 AM.
  • Lot F open Thursday-Friday at 5:00 PM; Saturday-Sunday at 8:00 AM
  • Additional lots may become available on a nightly basis. Attendants will direct traffic to available lots.
  • All vehicles must be off LP Field grounds two hours after the nightly shows end. 
  • Overnight parking is not permitted.
Ample paid surface lots and parking garages are also available in downtown Nashville, conveniently accessible to LP Field via the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge.
Shopping
CMA Music Festival attendees can take home a little piece of the event with merchandise purchased at this year’s Festival.
The official CMA Music Festival product line will be available onsite through Music City Merchandise. Booths will be set up at the Fan Fair Hall, Chevrolet Riverfront Park, The Buckle, Fan Alley, LP Field, and the Bridgestone Arena. Merchandise is subject to availability. CMA Music Festival stores and store locations are subject to change without notice. For complete merchandise information, or to order online, visit www.CMAfest.com.
Information Booths
Information booths will be located throughout the Festival footprint to provide fans with up-to-date news and schedules. The locations and hours of operation are:
  • Fan Fair Hall - Thursday through Saturday from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.
  • Bridgestone Arena Wednesday from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM, Thursday through Friday from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM, and Saturday through Sunday from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM.
  • Chevrolet Riverfront Wednesday from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM, Thursday from 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM, Friday and Saturday from 8:30 AM until 6:00 PM, and Sunday from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM. 
  • BIC Soleil Bella Beach - Thursday through Saturday from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. 
  • Fan Alley - Thursday through Saturday from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. 
2012 Ticket Packages Still Available
Four-day tickets to CMA Music Festival, which includes all four Nightly Concerts at LP Field and daily access to the Fan Fair® Exhibit Hall, can be purchased through Ticketmaster at Ticketmaster.com or 1-(800) 745-3000. They can also purchase them through CMAfest.com or 1-(800)-CMA-FEST (262-3378). Ticket prices are based on the level of seating at LP Field for the Nightly Concerts.
ABC Television Special
CMA Music Festival will be filmed for a three-hour television special “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” which will air Monday, Sept. 17 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET). Hosted by Luke Bryan and Kimberly Perry, “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” will give fans an opportunity to relive the excitement of the Four-day Festival. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer. This is the eighth year the show will air on ABC.
2013 CMA Music Festival Tickets
The 2013 CMA Music Festival will take place Thursday through Sunday, June 6-9, in downtown Nashville. Tickets for 2013 CMA Music Festival are on sale now. To order tickets, call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or 1-800-CMA-FEST (262-3378). To purchase tickets online, visit www.CMAfest.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the Bridgestone Arena. Prices do not include applicable handling fees. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All sales are final and non-refundable. Four-day ticket package categories correspond to a different level of seating at LP Field. Children 3 years and younger are admitted free.
2013 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL- FOUR DAY TICKET PACKAGE PRICES
SEATING LEVEL
Gold Circle (sections A-E)                                $350
Floor                                                            $250
Lower Level Premium                                       $250
Lower Level                                                   $200
Club Level Premium                                          $200
Club Level                                                      $160
Upper Level Reserved                                       $135
Upper Level General Admission                            $125
Information
For up-to-the-minute information about tickets, travel information, schedules, artist appearances and more, visit CMAfest.com, the official Internet home of CMA Music Festival. On CMAfest.com fans can buy tickets, sign up for the CMA Exclusive e-news, watch helpful videos to make their CMA Music Festival experience better than ever, follow CMA Facebook and Twitter feeds for more insider info, and download the free CMA Music Festival mobile app.
CMA Music Festival is organized and produced by the Country Music Association. Fan Fair® is a registered trademark of CMA. Chevrolet™ is the Official Ride of Country Music. American Airlines is the Official Airline of the CMA Music Festival. BIC is an Official Partner of the 2012 CMA Music Festival. Bad Boy Buggies are the Official UTV of the CMA Music Festival.  Connect with CMA online at CMAfest.com, Facebook.com/CMA and Twitter.com/CountryMusic.

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