CMA Music Festival

Producer Robert Deaton Takes Us Inside “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock”

Producer Robert Deaton Takes Us Inside “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock”

Producer Robert Deaton knows better than anyone how challenging, complex and exhilarating it can be to capture the best of CMA Music Festival and trim it down to three hours of killer television. The results...Read full article... »

PT. 2: BACKSTAGE AT CMA FEST WITH LITTLE BIG TOWN’S KAREN FAIRCHILD

PT. 2: BACKSTAGE AT CMA FEST WITH LITTLE BIG TOWN’S KAREN FAIRCHILD

Our conversation with Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town resumes in this second installment of her CMACloseUp.com interview. In Part 1, she shared some background on her group’s second stint as hosts of the three-hour...Read full article... »

PT. 1: BACKSTAGE AT CMA FEST WITH LITTLE BIG TOWN’S KAREN FAIRCHILD

PT. 1: BACKSTAGE AT CMA FEST WITH LITTLE BIG TOWN’S KAREN FAIRCHILD

The most action-packed night on the Country Music calendar begins at 8 PM ET/7 PM CT on Tuesday, August 5. For three solid hours, ABC Network Television will broadcast “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock,”...Read full article... »

BRANDON CHASE SHARES CMA FEST DIARY

BRANDON CHASE SHARES CMA FEST DIARY

No artist ever forgets what it’s like to perform for the first time at CMA Music Festival. But as Brandon Chase prepared for this milestone in 2014, he made sure the memories would always be...Read full article... »

MAYBE JUSTICE ISN’T BLIND

MAYBE JUSTICE ISN’T BLIND

“A guitar saved my life. Music saved my life.” So said Mark Collie on Sunday afternoon, as he prefaced a sneak preview of his documentary film, “The Mountain.” Thirteen years ago, the veteran Country singer/songwriter...Read full article... »

RAIN WAS A GOOD THING AT LP FIELD ON SATURDAY NIGHT

RAIN WAS A GOOD THING AT LP FIELD ON SATURDAY NIGHT

Portentous clouds hovered over LP field on Saturday evening, rolling in around 6 PM and threatening to interrupt the third CMA Music Festival nighttime concert. After a short delay, fans were allowed to take their...Read full article... »

HOME FREE HITS A HIGH NOTE

HOME FREE HITS A HIGH NOTE

  Home Free made something out of nothing, and that something was the sound of sweet songs. The winners of last year’s NBC singing competition “The Sing-Off” serenaded the audience with their a cappella covers...Read full article... »

LABELS FLAUNT NEW FEMALE TALENT AT FAN FAIR X

LABELS FLAUNT NEW FEMALE TALENT AT FAN FAIR X

During the week of CMA Music Festival, the Billboard charts featured 21 male artists in their top 25 Hot Country Songs Ranking. But at least two major labels, Sony Music Nashville and Big Machine Label...Read full article... »

WE CAN’T STOP LOVING MANDY BARNETT

WE CAN’T STOP LOVING MANDY BARNETT

On Sunday afternoon, Country Music veteran Mandy Barnett took to the stage at Fan Fair X’s Durango Music Spot Sunday to sing some songs off of her album I Can’t Stop Loving You: The Songs...Read full article... »

SHORT BUT SWEET: SATURDAY’S BMI TAILGATE PARTY

SHORT BUT SWEET: SATURDAY’S BMI TAILGATE PARTY

“Takes tough skin to walk in the boots we’re in”, sang Jukebox Mafia members as they opened up the BMI Tailgate Party late Saturday afternoon. The seeds of Jukebox Mafia were planted during one of...Read full article... »

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