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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... »

DUSTIN LYNCH PREVIEWS HIS SOPHOMORE ALBUM

DUSTIN LYNCH PREVIEWS HIS SOPHOMORE ALBUM

The first single, “Where It’s At” (written by Cary Barlowe, Zach Crowell and Matt Jenkins), from Dustin Lynch’s anticipated sophomore album, started off with a bang, being added by 79 radio stations the first week...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... »

SWEET TREATS FROM LADY ANTEBELLUM

SWEET TREATS FROM LADY ANTEBELLUM

“Thanks for 300 Webisodes!” Early-bird CMA Music Festival attendees found this appreciation on lollipops in assorted flavors made by Nashville Sweets and left for fans attending Lady Antebellum Q & A session this morning. People...Read full article... »

CHILLING OUT AT THE ABC SUMMER BLOCK PARTY

CHILLING OUT AT THE ABC SUMMER BLOCK PARTY

There were plenty of blue lips throughout the ABC Summer Block Party on Friday and Saturday. Lots of them were on the faces of children who had scarfed down snow cones to cool off from...Read full article... »

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