CMA Foundation launches first cause marketing campaign during CMA Fest broadcast

Photo credit: Hunter Berry/CMA “CMA Fest,” the three-hour primetime television special featuring the hottest acts in Country Music performing from Nashville, returned to television last night, Wednesday, Aug. 8. During the broadcast, the CMA Foundation launched its first cause marketing campaign, “It Starts With M.E.,” which raises awareness of both the benefits of music education [...]

CMA Fest TV Special to bring more fan-favorite performances

From collaborations with 90's country icons to hit song performances, the CMA Fest TV Special is set to light up fans' screens this Wednesday on ABC. Returning hosts Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini will rev up the excitement for the fan-favorite festival in Nashville. Find more coverage of CMA Fest HERE. Backstage, the performers talk [...]

By |August 7th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

CMA announces free CMA Fest viewing party

Coming off an unmatched, week-long grand opening celebration which took place during CMA Fest, Ole Red Nashville has become one of the hottest new places on Nashville’s famed Broadway. Celebrations continue as the Blake Shelton inspired bar, restaurant and music venue operated by Ryman Hospitality Properties partners with CMA to bring fans the official viewing [...]

By |August 1st, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini host the upcoming CMA Fest TV Special

“CMA Fest,” the Music Event of Summer, premieres Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 8/7c on the ABC Television Network. The three-hour primetime special broadcasts for its 15th straight year, with Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini returning as hosts, bringing Country Music’s Ultimate Fan Experience to a national television audience. Visit CMAPress.comto access performance clips and photos, artist interviews, backstage portrait gallery photos and more. [...]

By |July 27th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

2019 CMA Fest tickets are available for pre-sale

Country Music fans can get a jump start on summer plans for 2019. Tickets for CMA Fest—which takes place in Nashville Thursday through Sunday, June 6-9, 2019—will be available for pre-sale Monday, July 30 at 10:00 AM/CT. Fans must register today through Friday, July 27 for Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan at, which allows fans the first opportunity to purchase the best seats during [...]

By |July 14th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

From Garth Brooks to puppies: Daily highlights from CMA Fest

CMA Fest 2018 has come and gone, but in its short and extremely jam-packed four days fans were able to see everything from Garth Brooks to cute, adoptable puppies. So whether you couldn't make it to CMA Fest this year or you simply want to relive the memories, we've broken down each day's major highlights [...]

Photos: Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, more entertain fans at CMA Fest

CMA Fest 2018 is now in the books, but it didn't leave fans without supplying them memories of a lifetime. And what better way to relive those memories than by scrolling through photos of the country music-infused festival? Pictured below are artists who performed the nightly Nissan Stadium concerts, including headliners Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, Keith [...]

Florida Georgia Line wrapped up CMA Fest and celebrations

Photo credit: John Shearer With record-shattering No. 1 “Meant to Be” reigning the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the 28th consecutive week and surpassing 1 BILLION global streams, plus brand new single “Simple” already surging into Top 25 at Country radio, global entertainers FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE wrapped CMA Fest on top. Beginning at Billboard’s [...]

By |June 12th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

CMA Fest wraps up with more surprises and fan interaction

Photo credit: Donn Jones/CMA CMA Fest is officially a wrap! The fourth and final day saw “CMA Fest” co-host Kelsea Ballerini as the Artist of the Day at Xfinity Fan Fair X, where she answered questions from CMT’s Leslie Fram followed by a performance that included her new single “I Hate Love Songs.” Ballerini also shared the song’s brand new video with [...]

By |June 12th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Kelsea Ballerini Invites Fans to see her Music Video

Fans of Black River Entertainment’s KELSEA BALLERINI came out in full force to see the bona fide trailblazer during CMA Fest 2018. She was also able to sneak in a few surprises along the way. Returning as CMA Fest co-host alongside Thomas Rhett for the second year in a row, Ballerini introduced some of Country’s biggest acts playing Nashville’s [...]

By |June 11th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments