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Dreams of Reba and Swimming with the Sharks

Dreams of Reba and Swimming with the Sharks

By Priyanka Aribindi The 90’s Heritage Panel at the CMA Close Up Stage Friday afternoon drew fans of all ages, including a few who weren’t even around for the ‘90s. Hosted by Kevin Richards of...Read full article... »

Julie Roberts Sees Sun Shine Ahead

Julie Roberts Sees Sun Shine Ahead

By Priyanka Aribindi Country crooner Julie Roberts was caught off guard at Fan Fair X Sunday afternoon when the crowd that came to hear her read children’s books at the Keep The Music Playing Stage...Read full article... »

ASCAP performers Leave Music Fest with Many New Fans

ASCAP performers Leave Music Fest with Many New Fans

By Priyanka Aribindi “I hope it rains during all of my shows,” said singer/songwriter Hailey Whitters as she took the stage for ASCAP Writer Day at The Buckle Stage Sunday morning. The showers came in...Read full article... »

Sunday Morning, Coming Down to the River

Sunday Morning, Coming Down to the River

By Priyanka Aribindi Country fans are known for being loyal, and the ones who braved showers to see the first-ever Sunday Morning At The River program put on by K-LOVE were no exception. The area in...Read full article... »

Stars and Celebs Flaunt Country Chic at the Wrangler Fashion Show

Stars and Celebs Flaunt Country Chic at the Wrangler Fashion Show

By Priyanka Aribindi Fan Fair X has something for everyone to enjoy, and fashionistas are no exception. On Saturday afternoon, style-savvy fans of all ages enjoyed a Country catwalk on the CMA Close Up Stage...Read full article... »

Nashville Hitmakers Talk Shop at Songwriters Series

Nashville Hitmakers Talk Shop at Songwriters Series

By Priyanka Aribindi Fans at the CMA Close Up Stage had a one-of-a-kind experience Saturday afternoon when Fan Fair X hosted a CMA hallmark: the CMA Songwriters Series. Designed by CMA to showcase the talent...Read full article... »

Fans Cluster for the Goo Goo Dolls

Fans Cluster for the Goo Goo Dolls

By Priyanka Aribindi Sporting cargo pants, sneakers and lots of black, the Goo Goo Dolls were a much different sight than most other acts at CMA Fest. But the alternative rockers drew a large crowd...Read full article... »

Blake Shelton Proves Quick on the Draw

Blake Shelton Proves Quick on the Draw

By Priyanka Aribindi Fans hoping to snap some photos of Pepsi’s surprise celebrity guest crowded around the Pepsi Music Experience at Fan Fair X on Friday. Pepsi had planned a game between fans to compete...Read full article... »

Loosen Your Belt at The Buckle

Loosen Your Belt at The Buckle

By Priyanka Aribindi A light drizzle didn’t damper spirits at The Buckle Friday afternoon. Fans managed to stay both dry and busy underneath the many tents set up for ABC’s Summer Block Party, and even...Read full article... »