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Live from CMA Fest 2013 – Craig Campbell

June 14, 2013 at 4:16 pm

On Sunday, June 9, Craig Campbell closed the Riverfront stage at CMA Fest 2013. A timing mishap earlier in the week saw him get invited back for this set, and I think everyone there was happy about that. It was an impressive performance full of energy, fun, and good country […]

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Live from CMA Fest 2013 – Colt Ford

June 14, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Sunday afternoon at CMA Fest 2013 was livened up by Colt Ford who entertained the country music fans gathered in front of the Riverfront stage. Having built his career on the road, he has wonderful rapport with his audience and it makes his live show always fun to watch! People […]

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JJ Lawhorn on stage at CMA Fest 2013. (Liv Carter/UCN)

Live from CMA Fest 2013 – JJ Lawhorn

June 13, 2013 at 1:19 pm

CMA Fest is the perfect time to discover new talent and on Sunday, June 9 the audience at the Hard Rock Cafe stage was treated to a acoustic set by Average Joes recording artist JJ Lawhorn. By the final day, many fans are getting tired but JJ won them over […]

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The 2013 edition of the City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game.
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CMA Fest 2013 – City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game

June 13, 2013 at 12:40 am

During CMA Fest, country music stars make lots of time to give back to their fans and to some very worthy good causes. An annual tradition is the City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game raising awareness of and funds for the tremendous work of the City of Hope hospital and […]

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Live from CMA Fest 2013: The Cadillac Three

June 12, 2013 at 9:45 pm

Big Machine’s newest artists, trio The Cadillac Three is a band so unique, and so good, that the boys have their own genre – country fuzz. Jaren Johnston (vocals and guitar), Kelby Ray (steel), and Neil Mason (drums) first took to the Riverfront Stage on Wednesday, June 5 as part […]

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Live from CMA Fest 2013 – LoCash Cowboys

June 12, 2013 at 9:45 pm

For duo LoCash Cowboys, the first day of CMA Fest 2013 started by serving up breakfast for their loyal fans. It was going to be a hectic day for them, but they made sure everyone got pictures and autographs, performed an acoustic set introducing songs from the new album, and […]

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Live from CMA Fest 2013 – Sweetwater Rain

June 12, 2013 at 6:20 pm

With their engaging country-rock, trio Sweetwater Rain entertained on Sunday afternoon at CMA Fest 2013. The Curb Records band is made up of singer-songwriter Danny Rivera, guitarist Fred Stallcup, and bassist Thomas Hewlett. They were introduced to music fans last year by way of beautiful debut single, ‘Starshine,’ and are […]

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CMA Fest 2013 – LP Field – Sunday, June 9: in pictures

June 11, 2013 at 2:56 pm

The final day of CMA Fest 2013 ended with a big show at LP Field on June 9. Gathering together for one last party and celebration of country music and country music fans, The Band Perry, Jake Owen, Gary Allan, and Brad Paisley performed before Carrie Underwood closed out the […]

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CMA Fest 2013 – LP Field – Saturday, June 8: in pictures

June 11, 2013 at 2:09 pm

At the end of a fun- and music-filled Saturday, June 8, country stars entertained a sell-out crowd at LP Field during CMA Fest 2013. Country music fans were treated to energetic performances by Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, and Dierks Bentley, along with special guests Trisha Yearwood, Kelly […]

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CMA Fest 2013 Set Attendance Record and Held Lots of Surprises

June 10, 2013 at 7:29 pm

This year’s edition of CMA Fest set a new attendance record with over 80,000 country fans enjoying the week’s festivities. The four nightly shows at LP Field were sold out six weeks in advance, and the new Music City Center hosted the Fan Fair X events with autograph signings and […]

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