The HGTV Lodge is back for another great round of performances during CMA Fest! The HGTV Lodge always offers the hottest talent with entrance gained by winning tickets! Make sure you are signed up for Fan Access for CMA Fest. You can access it here!
Nightly Concert Lineup Announced Exclusively on ABC’s “Good Morning America”
Days of Social Media Posts Reveal More than 100 Artists Performing
Ticket Proceeds Benefit Music Education through CMA Foundation
NASHVILLE — After four days of social teases, the lineup for the 2017 CMA Music Festival is here! The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience takes place Thursday through Sunday, June 8-11 in downtown Nashville.
Monday through Wednesday this week, a different stage lineup was posted on CMAfest.com and the official CMA Fest mobile app as artists and fans alike posted their #CMAfest excitement and music education support on social media. Tweets and Instagram posts tagged with #CMAfest were compiled into a virtual mosaic image of the CMA Fest logo that was revealed following Friday’s big announcement of the Nightly Concerts at Nissan Stadium lineup on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
Taking the big stage are Country Music superstars Trace Adkins, John Anderson, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum,Miranda Lambert, Tracy Lawrence, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Rogers, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Thomas Rhett, Keith Urban, andChris Young.
Check out the lineup below!
Thursday, June 8, 2017
8:00pm – Kenny Rogers
8:30pm – Brett Eldredge
9:00pm – Cole Swindell
9:30pm – Dierks Bentley
10:00pm – Miranda Lambert
10:30pm – Luke Bryan
Friday, June 9, 2017
8:00pm – Trace Adkins
8:30pm – Rascal Flatts
9:00pm – Sam Hunt
9:30pm – Kelsea Ballerini
10:00pm – Eric Church
10:30pm – Blake Shelton
Saturday, June 10, 2017
8:00pm – John Anderson
8:30pm – Maren Morris
9:00pm – Chris Young
9:30pm – Lady Antebellum
10:00pm – Thomas Rhett
10:30pm – Florida Georgia Line
Sunday, June 11, 2017
8:00pm – Tracy Lawrence
8:30pm – Darius Rucker
9:00pm – Chris Stapleton
9:30pm – Little Big Town
10:00pm – Keith Urban
10:30pm – Braid Paisley
A longtime fan favorite, the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage is back in 2017 with a packed lineup that will keep attendees rocking from 10:00 AM-5:15 PM each day. CMA Awards nominees Old Dominion will kick things off Thursday, June 8 (10:00 AM/CT). Additional artists hitting the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage are A Thousand Horses, Lauren Alaina, Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Chase Bryant, Cam, Brandy Clark, Luke Combs, Easton Corbin, Russell Dickerson, Drake White and the Big Fire, Eli Young Band, Tyler Farr, High Valley, Home Free, Chris Janson, Jana Kramer, Chris Lane, LOCASH, Maddie & Tae, Neal McCoy, Scotty McCreery, William Michael Morgan, Joe Nichols, Jon Pardi, Parmalee, Eric Paslay, Kellie Pickler, RaeLynn, Michael Ray, Chase Rice, Canaan Smith, Corey Smith, Granger Smith, Josh Turner, Aaron Watson, and Brett Young.
Located in Walk of Fame Park, the Chevrolet Park Stage will entertain crowds from 10:30 AM-4:55 PM daily with performances by Drew Baldridge, Ryan Beaver, Big Smo, Bailey Bryan, Kristian Bush, Ruthie Collins,Travis Collins, Adam Craig, Jacob Davis, Cale Dodds, Casey Donahew, Clare Dunn, Brooke Eden, Lindsay Ell, Morgan Evans, Ryan Follese, Ryan Griffin, Trent Harmon, Walker Hayes, Sundance Head, LANCO, Jon Langston, Jackie Lee, Love and Theft, Steve Moakler, Muscadine Bloodline, Kyle Park, Carly Pearce, Luke Pell, Mo Pitney, Maggie Rose, Runaway June, Adam Sanders, Jamie Lynn Spears, The Railers, The Swon Brothers, Michael Tyler, Walker McGuire, Morgan Wallen, and Waterloo Revival.
A top Festival destination to discover new artists, the Gildan Broadway Stage at Hard Rock Cafe (10:45 AM-4:30 PM daily) will feature Abby Anderson, Chris Bandi, Risa Binder, Craig Wayne Boyd, Ashley Campbell, Colin Elmore & The Danville Train, Davisson Brothers Band, Fairground Saints, Filmore, Ben Gallaher,Haley Georgia, Jillian Jacqueline, Ryan Kinder, Trea Landon, Olivia Lane, Brandon Lay, Levon, Lillie Mae, Sean McConnell, Alyssa Micaela, Meghan Patrick,Jordan Rager, Brandon Ray, Restless Road, Tyler Rich, Dylan Schneider, Scooter Brown Band, Kalie Shorr, Jo Smith, Smithfield, Natalie Stovall, Tara Thompson, Walker County, Hailey Whitters, Alex Williams, and Carter Winter.
A limited number of tickets for the Nightly Concerts at Nissan Stadium are still available at CMAfest.com or through the CMA Box Office at 1-800-CMA-FEST. Outdoor daytime stages including Chevrolet Riverfront and Park Stages, as well as the Gildan Broadway Stage at Hard Rock Cafe, are free and open to the public.
Funds generated through CMA Music Festival ticket sales benefit music education. Since 2006, CMA and the CMA Foundation have donated more than $17.5 million to support quality, sustainable music education initiatives across the country on behalf of the artists who participate in the event for free, touching the lives of one million students. For more information, visit CMAfoundation.org.
CMA Music Festival will once again be filmed for a national television special to air on the ABC Television Network. This is the 13th consecutive year the event has been filmed for a network television special, a feat no other music festival has achieved. “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” will be executive-produced by Robert Deaton.
CMA Music Festival is organized and produced by the Country Music Association. Fan Fair® is a registered trademark of WSM, Incorporated and is used by permission.
It’s getting to be that time of year again. The 52nd annual ACM Awards are upon us. Live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Sunday, April 2nd at 5pm. To get ready for the show the country music world is taking over Las Vegas for the weekend with over 15 parties and shows around the town. We have 3 of those 15 parties for you with performers that are scheduled.
Kicking off with the 9th Annual All Star Guitar Pull on March 30th at 7pm at the Red Rock Casino hosted by 95.5 the Bull. Which, benefits St. Jude’s children’s hospital. The lineup so far Lauren Alaina, Jon Pardi, Darius Rucker, Chris Stapleton, and The Band Perry. Tickets are still available for this event.
Saturday April 2nd, two different shows are confirmed. The first show is at The Joint inside the Hardrock Casino. Doors open at 5pm and tickets have yet to go on sale. The lineup for this show includes: Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini, Kip Moore, and Brett Young. More talent will be announced soon! Keep your eyes open for tickets going on sale you will not want to miss this all-star lineup.
The second show going on April 2nd is at the House of Blues inside Mandalay Bay Casino. Doors are at 7pm and tickets are on sale soon. The lineup for this show includes: Billy Currington, Dan+Shay, Lauren Alaina, and Seth Ennis.
For More information on these events or the other events click on the link below:
50 year ago, the Country Music Association Awards were formed. To celebrate the 50th anniversary, a special project was put into motion. A music video, that showcased the talent that has been around since the early years of the association, along with artists who are still performing today and all of these artists that will forever represent and be a part of Country Music.
Artists in “Forever Country” include: Brooks & Dunn, Miranda Lambert, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Darius Rucker, Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, Alabama, Rascal Flatts, George Strait, Brett Eldridge, Martina McBride, Jason Aldean, Vince Gill, Ronnie Mislap, Little Big Town, Eric Chuch, Kacey Musgraves, Charley Pride, Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill, Blake Shelton, Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Reba, Trisha Yearwood and Dierks Bentley.
They were able to get GRAMMY winning Director, Joseph Kahn to make the vision a reality. As with all of Kahn’s creations, he really was the mastermind behind it all. In the making of video, we see the idea for wanting all of these stars to sing a song that represented the last 50 years of Country Music, Kahn suggested a mashup of multiple songs to tie everything together. It makes for one emotional journey, especially with the imagery. The songs include Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You,” John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” and Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again.”
The video was shot in front of green screens, and the end result is a beautiful work of art as we see cities being built and changing from town to town, as is much of the life of a touring artist.
The Ryman can be seen coming together and then fading away as life takes on this journey, but yet always lead back home.
The video ends with a shot of Dolly Parton, singing one of the most recognizable and global songs to date, one that she wrote herself “I Will Always Love You.”
The song encompasses all of these artists and every Country Music artist who ever was and will ever be. It represents the listeners and the relationship artists have with them, the industry, the life. Country Music.
Watch the full music video of ‘Forever Country” here:
Watch the making of “Forever Country”
The 50th annual CMA Awards, will broadcast live from Nashville November 2nd.
Darius Rucker is back with a new single! “If I Told You” is the lead single from his 5th studio album. Rucker displays the same raw emotion that was present in his first #1 “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It.”
“If I Told You” is about a man putting it all out there for the one he loves and trying to show that person how much they mean to him. The song is reminiscent of the ballads of the 90’s. “If I Told You” has a simple melody but is also very strong lyrically and heartfelt. Rucker’s vocals shine on this track.
LISTEN TO: DARIUS RUCKER’S “IF I TOLD YOU”
Lyrics such as:
If I told you all the stupid things I’ve done / I’d blamed on being young/But I was old enough to know, I know / If I told you the mess that I can be / When there’s no one there to see / Would you look the other way, cause you love me anyway?
Make this song one of the most heartfelt and emotional songs that Rucker has put out.
Rucker shared why he recorded the song and talks about how it touched him.
“I always tell people, the first time I heard [the Black Crowes’] ‘She Talks To Angels,’ those lyrics did something to me. I probably requested that song eight times at different bars in Columbia, S.C. before going home, putting on Bonnie Raitt’s Home Plate, and trying to write ‘She Talks To Angels’ for Bonnie Raitt. ‘Let Her Cry’ just poured out, For me, ‘If I Told You,’ inspired me like ‘Angels’ as it’s not a song I wrote, but as a songwriter I would not change a line as it moves me to want to not only sing along but also as a songwriter it inspires a new perspective.”
Rucker also goes onto talk about his excitement of starting the new record and stepping outside of his comfort zone.
“What I love about each album is the opportunity to expand on what we’ve done in the past—to push myself and the band creatively, vocally and lyrically. At the end of the day, I’m a fan of great stories and great songs. With ‘Wagon Wheel’ I loved the visual it painted and it’s a song I can truly say I look forward to performing every night. With ‘If I Told You,’ I can’t wait to share in that vulnerability with the fans from the stage night-after-night.”
“If I Told You” is available on most digital retailers! For more information visit dariusrucker.com