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CMA Music Festival’s Kick-off Concert Performers Announced!


The day before gates open to the 2015 CMA Music Festival, CMA is throwing a FREE kick-off concert to get Nashville and every fan that flocks to Music City for the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience into the spirit of the Festival.

Today CMA announced the performers for the CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Concert at the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage featuring SiriusXM Highway Finds. The event, curated by SiriusXM and hosted by SiriusXM The Highway’s on-air talent, will include performances by artists who are featured on The Highway’s Highway Finds, the SiriusXM channel’s ongoing initiative to introduce new Country artists to SiriusXM listeners and will take place Wednesday, June 10th (10:15 AM-7:00 PM/CT).

“The CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Concert has been extremely popular with our fans and adds another day of free music to the event,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “It is just another way we can thank the local fans for supporting the Festival while also welcoming Country Music fans from around the country and world to Nashville.”

“We are excited to be working with the CMA for the first time on the official kick-off event for CMA Music Fest featuring SiriusXM Highway Finds. We’re looking forward to curating a lineup of Highway Finds artists and putting together a great stage to kick off the week’s festivities,” said John Marks, CMA Board Member and Senior Director, Music Programming, SiriusXM.

The FREE Kick-Off Concert is bigger than ever and features performances by SiriusXM Highway Finds artists, including A Thousand Horses, Greg Bates, Annie Bosko, Ruthie Collins, Jessie James Decker, Clare Dunn, Haley Georgia, Haley & Michaels, Sonia Leigh, LoCash, Jackson Michelson, Logan Mize, Jess Moskaluke, Old Dominion, James Otto, Outshyne, Parmalee, Carly Pearce, Adam Sanders, Canaan Smith, Dallas Smith, and Sundy Best (lineup subject to change).
The CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Concert at the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage featuring SiriusXM Highway Finds will take place at the foot of Broadway and First Avenue. Gates open at 9:00 AM/CT for SiriusXM invited guests and 9:30 AM/CT for the general public.

CMA also announced this year’s National Anthem singers for the 2015 CMA Music Festival. Katie Armiger will perform the National Anthem on Thursday, June 11 at the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage. Each night a special guest will be performing the National Anthem at the Nightly Concerts at LP Field. Thursday night it will be Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, followed by Restless Heart on Friday, Kellie Pickler on Saturday, and Lee Greenwood on Sunday.

CMA is taking numerous steps in 2015 to protect the safety of fans, artists, and workers, so everyone can fully enjoy The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience including safety shelters for severe weather and water stations for quick relief from the heat.

CMA also utilizes the “If You See Something, Say Something” program from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). “If You See Something, Say Something” is a simple and effective program to raise public awareness and to emphasis the importance of reporting suspicious activity to the proper local law enforcement authorities. All of those in attendance at CMA Music Festival are asked to be vigilant in reporting suspicious behavior and situations and are encouraged to call the numbers posted throughout downtown and at LP Field.

On the west side of the Cumberland River fans can report suspicious activity by calling (615) 880-1515. The number will be manned continuously during the Festival beginning Thursday, June 11 (7:00 AM/CT) until the last LP Field performance on Sunday, June 14.

At LP Field for the CMA Music Festival Nightly Concerts, fans can utilize the stadium’s text number by texting the situation and location to 69050. The phone number to call at LP Field is (615) 565-4494. The numbers will be monitored from the time the gates open until the end of the Nightly Concerts.

Medical tents and roving medical teams from Vanderbilt Medical Center are also readily available for Festival goers needing attention for a variety of ailments including treatment of blisters and sunburns.

For full lineup and to plan their schedule, maps, activities, trivia and more information fans can go to

Tyler Farr to Perform at NRA Country Fan Club Party at CMA Fest

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Rise and shine with country star and outdoor enthusiast Tyler Farr and special guest Josh Dorr as they kick off their CMA Music Fest week performing at NRA Country’s 3rd annual Fan Club Party on Thursday, June 11th, taking place at Margaritaville in downtown Nashville (322 Broadway). Dubbed “Kegs and Eggs,” fans attending the NRA Country Connected Fan Club Party will be treated to breakfast, followed by riveting acoustic performances from Tyler Farr with special guest Josh Dorr, plus a personal artist meet and greet. NASH Country Weekly will be on hand to emcee the morning.

“I can’t wait to get the party started with my fans and kick off CMA Music Festival week at the NRA Country Kegs & Eggs party,” says Farr.

Partygoers are encouraged to sign up for the event at with hopefuls lining up starting at 7:00am (doors opening at 8:00am) for the sure to be packed FREE event.  Not sure how you’re getting to Nashville?  Fans can still sign up to win a fly away to Nashville to attend the party HERE.  Learn more and get NRA Country Connected at

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Fan Club Parties for CMA Fest 2015


Slowly but surely the Fan Club Party announcements are coming in for CMA Fest. Check out the ones announced so far.

Tuesday, June 9th
Gary Allan – Rockettown – Doors at 4, Show at 5

Wednesday, June 10th
9:30AM – Chris Young – Grand Ole Opry House
10AM – Dan+ Shay – Avenue tix here
11AM – Scotty McCreery – Rocketown
12:00 Noon – Michelle Wright – Wildhorse Saloon
Joe Nichols – The Listening Room

Thursday, June 11th
7AM – NRA Country’s 3rd annual Fan Club Party with Tyler Farr and Josh Dorr
11AM – George Jones Fan Club Party – George Jones Museum
11:30AM – Buddy Jewel – El Chico Mexican Restaurant
Montgomery Gentry – 3rd and Lindsley

Friday, June 12th
9AM – Mark Wills – Grand Ole Opry
The Band Perry – TBA
4Pm – Brett Eldredge – Avenue Tix here

Sunday, June 14th
12PM – Charlie Worsham – Avenue tix here

Artists Announced for AT&T U-verse Fan Fair X at CMA Fest!


AT&T U-verse Fan Fair X at CMA Music Festival is back and better than ever! The four-day event is the center of the fan and artist experience during the Festival, featuring performances, activities, and artist interactions you can’t find anywhere else.

• Each day of #CMAfest will kick off with the Artist of the Day. Little Big Town (Thursday), Hunter Hayes (Friday), Chris Young (Saturday), and Darius Rucker (Sunday) start each day off right with appearances and Q&As at the CMA Close Up Stage.
• The CMA Close Up Stage is where fans can get up-close-and-personal with their favorite artists, including appearances by 2015 Country Music Hall of Fame inductees The Oak Ridge Boys and Jim Ed Brown, CMA Songwriters Series featuring Sara Evans, “American Country Countdown” with Kix Brooks, a Q&A with Kellie Pickler, ABC’s “Nashville” star Charles Esten, stars of the Grand Ole Opry, Song Suffragettes with special guest Jamie O’Neal celebrating female songwriters, and more!
• Two stages packed with live performances from Country’s rising stars and legends, the AT&T U-verse Showcase Stage and Durango Music Spot.
• The 2015 CMA Foundation Auction benefiting music education will include memorabilia from Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Ariana Grande, Hunter Hayes, Sam Hunt, Little Big Town, A Thousand Horses, Meghan Trainor, and Zac Brown Band.
• And so much more!

AT&T U-verse Fan Fair X is free to all CMA Fest four-day LP Field ticket holders. If you do not have a four-day LP Field ticket, tickets to Fan Fair X are available now at

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