I know I’m not the only one who didn’t make it to the CMA Music Festival in Nashville this year. And I’m sure I missed a lot. But ABC is going to take care of those of us who couldn’t make the trip, with a 3-hour television special, CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock. The show will air on Monday, Aug. 31, on ABC.
Entertainers who will appear on the special include Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Julianne Hough, Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen, Zac Brown Band, Trace Adkins, Jamey Johnson, Martina McBride, Wynonna, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, John Rich, Taylor Swift, and many more!
I always make a point to put things like this on my calendar, so I don’t forget to watch. I’ll definitely be putting this one on the calendar! Now, if you’re the kind of person who plans way ahead, you can get information on the 2010 CMA Music Festival here. The site includes ticket prices and seating charts for the four-day event.
ABC ran a special for the 2008 CMA Music Fest on Sept, 8, 2008. Taylor Swift, Kellie Pickler and Julianne Hough were there to co-host the TV special. I haven’t heard who will be doing it this year, but I’m sure it will be another super show. Make sure you don’t have anything planned that night that might pull you away from the television for even a minute.
The executive producer for the show is Robert Deaton, and the director is Gary Halvorson. The show was filmed during the June 11-14 evening in Nashville. It was shot in high definition, and I can’t imagine it will be anything but fantastic.
Any of you who have ever been to the festival know that in addition to the concerts on the big stage at LP Field, but also many shows throughout Nashville, including the stage at Riverfront Park. And, if you want to get up close and personal with your favorite entertainers, you can take part in the more than 30 hours of autograph sessions. The event also includes charity events, like the annual softball game. And this year there was a charity auction at the Nashville YMCA.
It’s certainly a place to country music fans every summer. This year, an estimated 56,000 fans turned out for each day of the Festival, making it the biggest one ever. This event started as Fan Fair in 1972.
Here’s Taylor Swift on the big stage at this year’s 2009 CMA Music Festival.
That’s it for today. You guys have a good Monday, I’ll talk to you real soon!