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CMA Partners with iTunes for CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock

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The Country Music Association and iTunes will join forces to promote “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock.” The three-hour primetime concert special airs Tuesday, Aug. 5th (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on ABC.

“CMA is thrilled to partner with iTunes on this multi-platform promotional program that not only supports tune-in efforts for our TV special, but also airplay and sales for the stellar lineup of artists featured in the show,” said Damon Whiteside, CMA Senior Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships. “We have created a powerful, integrated model to bring television, social media, digital radio, and retail together for the advancement of the Country Music industry.”

Beginning this week, songs by CMA Music Festival performers will be featured on a dedicated CMA Music Festival station on iTunes Radio featuring artists from the CMA Music Festival TV special. In addition to the specially created iTunes Radio station, CMA Music Festival content and tune-in messaging will be featured throughout the iTunes store as well as messaging on the company’s Facebook page (facebook.com/itunes) and Twitter account (@iTunesMusic).

Throughout the broadcast of “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock,” viewers will be invited to visit a specially created CMA Music Festival store at iTunes.com/CMAFestival to purchase music from the artists appearing on the ABC special.
“CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” first aired in 2004. This is the 10th time ABC will broadcast the special – which invites the whole country to America’s largest Country Music celebration. The annual special will air on ABC through 2021.

Even More Performers Added to CMA Must Festival: Country’s Night to Rock

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Just when you think it can’t get any hotter, more superstar performers have been announced for “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” airing Tuesday, Aug. 5th (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on ABC.

Adding their chops and charm to the special are Luke Bryan, Eric Church with special guest Lzzy Hale, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Lady Antebellum,and Blake Shelton with season 2 contestant of “The Voice” Gwen Sebastian.
Hosted for the second year by reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town, the special was filmed during the sold-out CMA Music Festival in June. The annual conclave is a four-day party celebrating America’s music in the epicenter of the format, Nashville.

Previously announced performers included Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, The Band Perry, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban.

The special first aired in 2004. This is the 10th time ABC will broadcast the special – which invites the whole country to America’s largest Country Music celebration. The annual special will air on ABC through 2021.

More Artists Added to “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock”

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Summer’s hottest concert special just got hotter with the addition of reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert – including a fiery duet with Carrie Underwood – to the star-studded lineup on “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock.”

The three-hour special airs Tuesday, Aug. 5th (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network and is hosted for the second year by reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town.

Filmed during the sold-out CMA Music Festival in June, which is a four-day party celebrating America’s music, the special also features stadium concert performances by Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, and Keith Urban; and a Late Night Jam at a Nashville club with Cole Swindell.

Previously announced performers included Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Hunter Hayes, Brad Paisley, and The Band Perry.
The special first aired in 2004. This is the 10th time ABC will broadcast the special – which invites the whole country to America’s largest Country Music celebration. The annual special will air on ABC through 2021.

CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock to Air in August

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Summer’s hottest artists will perform on “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” airing Tuesday, Aug. 5 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network and hosted for the second year by reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town.

Filmed during CMA Music Festival in June, the special features many of today’s most exciting Country Music stars, including Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Hunter Hayes, Brad Paisley, and The Band Perry, as they hit the stage during the four-day party and celebration of America’s music.

The special first aired in 2004. This is the 10th time ABC will broadcast the special – which invites the whole country to America’s largest Country Music celebration. The annual special will air on ABC through 2021.

The Aug. 12, 2013 airing of “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” (8.3 million and 2.0/6) dominated its three-hour time period, beating CBS (6.1 million and 1.5/4) by wide margins in viewers (+36 percent) and young adults (+33 percent). The “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” spiked over 2012’s telecast (5.7 million and 1.5/4 on 9/17/12) by 46 percent in viewers and by 33 percent in Adults 18-49. In fact, the 2013 special drew the biggest-ever audience on ABC and equaled a seven-year high in Adults 18-49 (since 2006). ABC began airing the annual program in 2005.

Make sure to check out all of CMTT’s photos from CMA Fest on our Flickr page here.

Brett Eldredge Brings His Couch Sessions to CMA Fest

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Brett Eldredge is known for posting “couch sessions” on YouTube. What better way to connect with his fans than to take the couch sessions off the computer screen, and perform them in front of a live audience? The event was hosted by Warner Records in downtown Nashville on Friday, June 6th during CMA Fest week. Eldredge played several songs from his debut album, “Bring You Back,” and told stories about how some of his songs came to life.

Before he had singles soaring to the top of the charts, Eldredge began his career as a songwriter, playing at many song writer nights. In honor of that, he made the event just like a songwriter night and shared the stories behind different songs he wrote. He explained how his current number one single, “Beat of the Music” came to life.

“It’s a weird story and it involves things that swim,” said Eldredge.

He went on to explain how he and his brother were in a tropical area and took out a dingy boat to feed pigs with a bucket of slop. On their way to the pigs, they spotted a boat in the distance with a beautiful girl on board –only to be disappointed to find she was accompanied by two large gentlemen. If this description sounds familiar, it’s because it is a scene out of his “Beat of the Music” music video.

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Other songs in Eldredge’s set included “Where to Park,” “On and On,” “One Mississippi,” “Mean to Me,” “Gotta Get There,” “Don’t Ya,” and “Raymond,” –which he wrote about his grandmother as a ways to cope with her Alzheimer’s diagnosis. He also included a fabulous rendition of Al Green’s “Stay Together,” as well as Bob Segar’s Night Moves.

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