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CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night ot Rock to Air TOMORROW- DVR Alert!

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You don’t want to miss “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” hosted by Little Big Town! Watch performances from your favorite artists including Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Maddie & Tae, Little Big Town, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Lee Brice, Thomas Rhett, Kenny Chesney, Kip Moore, Lady Antebellum, Chris Young, Darius Rucker, Randy Houser, Cole Swindell, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and Zac Brown Band. Plus, a special appearance by HGTV’s Property Brothers!

Craig Campbell Shares the Spotlight with Daughter Kinni Rose at CMA Fest

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Craig Campbell, RED BOW Records’ artist and father of two girls, was joined on stage by his youngest daughter Kinni Rose at the end of his CMA Festival Riverfront set on June 11. The previous day, his other daughter Preslee charmed on the red carpet at the CMT Music Awards as his date. Later that night, she almost brought Lee Brice to tears when she sang “Happy Birthday” to him as seen here.


“My step father came into my life when I was seven years old. Thank God he did. He raised me in church, to respect others and to always do the right thing,” said Campbell in honor of his own father figure. “Everything I know about being a dad, I learned from him.”

Earlier this year in appreciation of his love for his family, Campbell tattooed sheet music from his debut single, “Family Man,” on his left arm: “The livin’, breathin’, reason that I am.”

Igniting Country radio last week, his debut RED BOW Record’s single, “Tomorrow Tonight,” set a new career record with the most first week adds, doubling previous releases.

Campbell launched on to the Country music scene with the release of his self-titled debut album (2011) delivering the hits “Family Man,” “Fish,” and “When I Get It.” To date, he has logged four consecutive charted hits with over a billion radio airplay audience impressions and over a half million downloads. Acclaimed as one of the genre’s most neo-traditionalist singers, his Top 15 breakout debut “Family Man” was featured on HBO’s True Blood and the top-selling fan-favorite “Fish” has tallied nearly 400,000 digital copies sold. Most recently, Campbell earned his first Top 10 smash with the infectious “Keep Them Kisses Comin’” from his sophomore album NEVER REGRET (2013) produced by Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band) and Matt Rovey (CCMA Album Of The Year Producer). The gifted songwriter co-penned six of the tracks on the twelve-song project as well as Garth Brooks “All American Kid” on MAN AGAINST THE MACHINE. Prior to landing his first record deal, the Lyons, GA native spent time on the road playing keyboard for both Tracy Byrd and Luke Bryan – shows that inspired him nightly. He was soon discovered while playing a regular gig at the downtown Nashville honky-tonk, The Stage.

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CMA Fest Day 4 Wrap-Up

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Okay, sorry for the delay. I am all rested up from CMA Fest, and thought we’d go ahead and wrap-up day 4. We spent a majority of the sizzling-hot day down at Riverfront for a day of great music that included Dustin Lynch (dang, who knew he had that bod!), Thompson Square, Craig Wayne Boyd, Phil Vassar, and Canaan Smith before heading down to the Budlight stage to catch a big of LoCash.

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That evening, we wrapped-up LP Field with the iconic and awesome Neal McCoy(yes, he still can shake), Cole Swindell, Darius Rucker, Eric Church, Keith Urban, and Brad Paisley. It was an awesome night! Hot but awesome!

You can see all of our pictures here.

CMA Music Fest Breaks Attendance Records!


2015 CMA Music Festival sold out seven months in advance prompting large, enthusiastic crowds at the Festival’s numerous free stages and event areas with a record-setting daily attendance of 87,680 fans – besting 2014 numbers by 9.6 percent.

“The advance sell out speaks to the strength of the event, but great weather and the numerous free stages and activities downtown contributed to our attendance bump,” said CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern. “The popularity of our artists and the entertainment value of this Festival is what increased attendance and filled the streets and parks of downtown Nashville.”

Attendance figures for 2015 include four-day ticket packages and promotional tickets, as well as attendance in the AT&T U-verse® Fan Fair X, and free areas downtown. In all, more than 500 artists participated in more than 250 hours of concerts on 11 stages (seven of which were free).

Fans obviously liked what they saw: tickets for 2016 CMA Music Festival, which will be held Thursday through Sunday, June 9-12, are selling fast with 62 percent of available tickets already sold to returning fans. The national on-sale date is Friday, June 19. Fans can order tickets by visiting or calling the CMA Box Office at 1-800-CMA-FEST (262-3378).

Attendance in the numerous free areas, including The Buckle, Fan Alley, and concert stages, was brisk and showed significant growth year-to-year. For the first time in Festival history, Chevrolet Riverfront Stage reached capacity Saturday afternoon with 25,000 fans in attendance.

Crowds at the Bridgestone Arena Plaza increased over 2014 and the new Gildan Broadway Stage at the Hard Rock Café stayed busy all four days. The BMI Tailgate Party stage at LP Field, which debuted in 2012, was a hit with fans entering the stadium for the Nightly Concerts.

Corporate brand partnerships are a key element to the marketing, fan experience, and support of the Festival with more than 40 different brands participating in the CMA Music Festival.

“We are pleased to have a number of returning partners, some of which are expanding their presence, as well as many brands that are new to the Festival,” said Damon Whiteside, CMA Senior Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships. “This year more than ever, the brand activations enhanced the fan experience and continued to differentiate our Festival with unique and exciting partnerships. The overwhelmingly positive response from our brand partners illustrates the power of Country Music, the appeal of our fans, and the efforts of our CMA Partnerships staff.”


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