CMA Music Festival 2017

CMA Music Festival 2017

June 8, 2017 - June 11, 2017
June 8, 2017 - June 11, 2017


The CMA Music Festival is a four-day music festival centered on country music hosted each June by the Country Music Association in Nashville, Tennessee.[1] Beginning in 1972 as Fan Fair, the event now draws over 400 artists and celebrities who hold autograph sessions and perform in one of the many concerts offered throughout the festival.

In 2011, total combined attendance for the four-day event was estimated to have exceeded 250,000 people at ticketed events and in free areas.[2] Visitors came from 41 different nations, and all 50 states.[3]

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Carrie Underwood
bornMarch 10, 1983
Brad Paisley
bornOctober 28, 1972
Keith Urban
bornOctober 26, 1967
Miranda Lambert
bornNovember 10, 1983

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Miranda Leigh Lambert (born November 10, 1983) is an American singer and songwriter. Outside of her solo career, she is a member of the Pistol Annies alongside Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley. Lambert has been honored by the Grammy Awards, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the Country Music Association Awards.

Lambert's debut album Kerosene (2005) was certified Platinum in the United States, and produced the singles "Me and Charlie Talking", "Bring Me Down", "Kerosene", and "New Strings". All four singles reached the top 40 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs. Her second album, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, was released in early 2007. Three of its singles–"Famous in a Small Town", "Gunpowder & Lead", and "More Like Her")–peaked within the top 20 on the country songs chart, with "Gunpowder & Lead" becoming her first top 10 entry in July 2008. Her third album, Revolution, was released in September 2009. Two of its songs–"The House That Built Me" and "Heart Like Mine"–topped the Hot Country Songs chart.

2011's Four the Record, included the singles "Baggage Claim", "Over You", "Fastest Girl in Town", "Mama's Broken Heart", and "All Kinds of Kinds". Lambert released her fifth album, "Platinum", in 2014.[3] The record won the Grammy Award for Best Country Album, and the album's lead single "Automatic" reached top 5 on the Country charts.[4] Her sixth studio album, The Weight of These Wings, was released on November 18, 2016.

From 2011 to 2015, Lambert was married to singer Blake Shelton.[5]

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Blake Tollison Shelton (born June 18, 1976)[1] is an American country music singer, songwriter, and television personality. In 2001, he made his debut with the single "Austin". The lead-off single from his self-titled debut album, "Austin" spent five weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The now Platinum-certified debut album also produced two more top 20 entries ("All Over Me" and "Ol' Red").[1] Although the album was released on Giant Records Nashville, he was transferred to Warner Bros. Records Nashville after Giant closed in late 2001.

His second and third albums, 2003's The Dreamer and 2004's Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill, are gold and platinum, respectively.[1] His fourth album, Pure BS (2007), was re-issued in 2008 with a cover of Michael Bublé's pop hit "Home" as one of the bonus tracks.[2] His fifth album, Startin' Fires was released in November 2008.[1] It was followed by the extended plays Hillbilly Bone and All About Tonight in 2010, and the albums Red River Blue in 2011,[3] Based on a True Story... in 2013, Bringing Back the Sunshine in 2014, and If I'm Honest in 2016. Overall, in the country charts Blake Shelton has charted 32 singles, including 23[4] number ones, 17 of which were consecutive. The 11th No. 1 ("Doin' What She Likes") broke "the record for the most consecutive No. 1 singles in the Country Airplay chart's 24-year history".[5] He is an eight-time Grammy Award nominee.[citation needed]

Shelton is also known for his role as a judge on the televised singing competitions Nashville Star, Clash of the Choirs, and The Voice. He has been on The Voice since its inception, and in five of eleven seasons (2–4, 7, 11), a member of his team has won. From 2011 to 2015, Shelton was married to fellow country singer Miranda Lambert.

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Keith Lionel Urban (born 26 October 1967) is a New Zealand-born Australian country musician. In 1991, he released a self-titled debut album and charted four singles in Australia before moving to the United States the following year. He found work as a session guitarist before starting a band known as The Ranch, which recorded one studio album on Capitol Nashville and charted two singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

Still signed to Capitol, Urban made his solo American debut in 1999 with a second eponymous album. Certified platinum in the US, it produced his first number one on Hot Country Songs with "But for the Grace of God". "Somebody Like You", the first single from his second Capitol album, Golden Road (2002), was named by Billboard as the biggest country hit of the 2000s decade. The album's fourth single, "You'll Think of Me", earned him his first Grammy. 2004's Be Here, his third American album, produced three more number 1 singles and became his highest-selling album, earning 4× Platinum certification. Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing was released in 2006, containing "Once in a Lifetime" as well as his second Grammy song, "Stupid Boy". A greatest hits package entitled Greatest Hits: 18 Kids followed in late 2007. Defying Gravity and Get Closer were released on 31 March 2009 and 16 November 2010, respectively. In September 2013, he released a brand new album titled Fuse, which produced four more number ones on the Country Airplay chart, two of which are duets—one with Miranda Lambert and the other with Eric Church. A new single, entitled "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16", was released in June 2015[3] as the lead-off single to his eighth American studio album Ripcord. The album later produced the Country Airplay number one hits " Break on Me", "Wasted Time" and "Blue Ain't Your Color", with the latter also becoming Urban's longest reigning number one on the Hot Country Songs chart spending twelve weeks at number one.

Urban has released a total of nine studio albums (one of which was released only in the United Kingdom), as well as one album with The Ranch. He has charted 37 singles on the US Hot Country Songs, 18 of which went to number one, counting a duet with Brad Paisley and the 2008 single "You Look Good in My Shirt", which he previously recorded on Golden Road. Those also include his third Grammy Award-winning single "Sweet Thing" from his album Defying Gravity.

Urban is also known for his roles as a coach on the Australian version of the singing competition The Voice and as a judge on American Idol. Since 2006, he has been married to actress Nicole Kidman. In October 2013, Urban introduced his own signature line of guitars and accessories.

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Nissan Stadium
Nissan Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Nashville, Tennessee, United States, owned by the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. It is primarily used for football and is the home field of the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL) and the Tennessee State Tigers of Tennessee State University. The stadium is also the site of the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, a postseason college football bowl game played each December, and is occasionally used as a venue for soccer matches.


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See the Best Shots From CMA Fest 2017
  –  June 13, 2017
Some of country music’s biggest stars entertained thousands of fans at Nashville’s CMA Fest from June 8-11, 2017. The annual festival — which broke an attendance record in 2016 with 88,500 fans per day according to CMA — blends up-and-comers and A ...
Miranda Lambert’s Muttnation March kicked off Muttnation Foundation Adoption Drive at CMA Music Festival
  –  June 13, 2017
Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville GRAMMY Award-winner and 12-time CMA Award winner, Miranda Lambert kicked off CMA Fest with her first MuttNation March on June 8 th. Miranda with more than 1000 fellow animal lovers, including Nashville Mayor Megan Barry ...
Exclusive Tour Diary: Behind The Scenes With Mitchell Tenpenny At CMA Fest 2017
  –  June 13, 2017
In preparation for the July 14 release of his EP Linden Ave, Tenpenny headed to the 2017 CMA Music Festival this past weekend. During his hectic schedule filled with meet and greets and private studio performances for select fans, the country star was able ...
Darius Rucker brings surprise to CMA Fest
  –  June 13, 2017
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10 Amazing Photos From the 2017 CMA Music Festival
  –  June 13, 2017
The 2017 CMA Music Festival brought four days of wall-to-wall music to Nashville on June 8-11. Free shows, nightly concerts at Nissan Stadium and Ascend Amphitheater and plenty of surprises awaited the fans who were in Music City for the massive annual event.
CMA Music Festival 2017: Go 'On the Scene' With the Ram Report
  –  June 13, 2017
The 2017 CMA Music Festival is in the books and our cameras were there to capture all the action, from the hands-in-the-air concerts around Nashville to the backstage interviews with Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett, and the fan-club parties of stars like ...
CMA Music Fest Eyes Ascend Amphitheater as Permanent Venue Opportunity
  –  June 13, 2017
Read more: Exclusive Portraits From 2017 CMA Music Festival The CMA's experiment with Ascend Amphitheater, added for the first time to the evening options, created a new dynamic that could pay dividends in coming years. The amphitheater, which was ...
Nashville airport expects record travel after CMA Fest, Bonnaroo, Stanley Cup Final
  –  June 13, 2017
Jim and Jess Gehring of Philadelphia talk about their weekend in Nashville for CMA Fest 2017 and Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals ... wrapped up their fourth visit to Nashville's CMA Music Festival. Their trip to Nashville was part of a four-week vacation ...
Miranda Lambert finds homes for five dozen shelter dogs during CMA Fest 2017
  –  June 13, 2017
Miranda kicked off CMA Fest 2017 by marching from Nashville’s Ni ... City 8 San Diego 3 ___= AMERICAN LEAGUE= Final N-Y Yankees... 8:00 am Truck Stop @ Festival of Hope (at Scotts Bluff County Fairgrounds) Truck Stop @ Festival of Hope (at Scotts ...
Moonfest Music Festival brings country stars to east Idaho for eclipse weekend
  –  June 13, 2017
IDAHO FALLS — Xtreme Productions is proud to bring to East Idaho MOONFEST Music Festival 2017. In conjunction with The Great American ... has won four ACM awards and three CMA awards, and has sold 16 million albums in his career. Sunday evening’s ...
  –  June 13, 2017
The curtain has dropped on the 46th annual CMA Music Festival, which drew capacity crowds ... with 51% returning for 2017. Tickets for the 2018 CMA Music Fest, which is scheduled to be held 6/7/18 through 6/10/18, go up for pre-sale next Monday (6/19).
Nicole Kidman Supports Hubby Keith Urban at CMT Awards 2017
  –  June 12, 2017
Looking on in background right is presenter Reba McEntire. The stars were in town for the 2017 CMA Music Festival, and the party kicked off with the 2017 CMT Music Awards. Hillary Scott wears Birdie cage sandals on the red carpet at the 2017 CMT Music Awards.
Keith Urban, Brad Paisley Bring Guitar Shredding to Night 4 of 2017 CMA Fest
  –  June 12, 2017
Paisley, meanwhile, closed the festival with his memorable guitar interludes and ... Those in attendance shared their approval by singing along word for word. CMA Fest 2017 was held Thursday, June 8 through Sunday, June 11, in Nashville.
They Dynamic Duo Returns… Brad & Carrie Will Co- Host CMA’s
  –  June 12, 2017
It’s their 10th anniversary! More from The Boot: The Country Music Association shared the news via social media early on Saturday (June 10), during the 2017 CMA Music Festival. “So excited to return for the 10th year and host the #CMAawards!!!!”
Dirty diapers and rock star moments: Thomas Rhett hosts ABC's CMA Fest special with Kelsea Ballerini
  –  June 12, 2017
There’s also one more major thing that’s changed for Thomas Rhett since last year’s festival: He’s a new dad ... s kind of what life has become,” he jokes. You can watch CMA Fest 2017: The Music Event of Summer when it premieres Wednesday ...
Stanley Cup Final 2017: Penguins top Predators for 2nd straight title | RECAP, score and stats
  –  June 12, 2017
With a chance to win their second consecutive title, the Pittsburgh Penguins, leading 3-2 in the best-of-seven NHL Stanley Cup Final, met the Nashville Predators in Game 6 on Sunday, June 11, 2017 ... the final night of CMA Music Festival to set up ...
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood to Return for 10th Time to Host “The 51st Annual CMA Awards
  –  June 12, 2017
part of the CMA Music Festival. Brad and Carrie’s 10-year run as hosts is second only to Vince Gill’s 12-year run. To view Brad and Carrie’s greatest hosting moments, click here. The 2017 CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by more than ...
Fans flock to downtown Nashville for day 2 of CMA Fest - WSMV Channel 4
  –  June 11, 2017
Day two of the CMA Music Festival kicked off in downtown Nashville on Friday morning ... Keith Urban found redemption at the 2017 CMT Music Awards, picking up four honors including video of the year for "Blue Ain't Your Color." After walking away empty ...
Last Day Of CMA Fest Hits Music City
  –  June 11, 2017
The 2017 CMA Music Festival features 11 stages where more than 350 artists and more than 1,100 musicians will perform. If you're looking for ways to stay cool, you can head over to the Music City Center for XFINITY Fan Fair X. Reporter Jesse Knutson spoke ...
PHOTOS: Country music's biggest stars take the stage at the 2017 CMA Music Festival
  –  June 10, 2017
For fans of country music, there is no better place in the world to be than the CMA Music Festival. Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and more of the biggest names in country music are gathered this weekend in Nashville for four days of thrilling live ...
Stanley Cup Final 2017: Nashville newspaper predicts 'beautiful disaster' in downtown for Game 6
  –  June 10, 2017
And that sets up a perfect storm of chaos Sunday. As Bridgestone Arena hosts Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final (8 p.m. ET), 100,000 more people are expected downtown for the annual CMA Music Festival. Shortly after the game ends, country music giants Brad ...
Roots of Bonnaroo 2017: Thursday Recap
  –  June 10, 2017
The Headliner: 2017 Stanley Cup Finals Thursdays at Bonnaroo don't technically ... Luke Combs. More suited to the nearby CMA Festival than Bonnaroo's past (and a recent CMA Award nominee), Combs' brand of pop country was well received and he scored a ...
Bobby Karl Works The Room: 2017 CMA Music Festival, Day 1
  –  June 9, 2017
I am almost ashamed to say this, but I have lived in Nashville for more than 30 years and have never been on a Metro bus. The CMA Music Festival changed that on Thursday (June 8). Fed up with jacked-up Uber prices and obscene downtown parking fees (for ...
CMA Fest 2017: The day in photos, Friday
  –  June 9, 2017
CMA Fest 2017: The day in photos, Friday Daniel Irwin of Kentucky walks along Broadway during CMA Music Festival Friday morning. Check out this story on
CMA Fest continues in downtown Nashville
  –  June 9, 2017
(WKRN) – Day 2 of CMA Fest 2017 is underway in downtown Nashville Friday with country music fans coming out strong for the four-day festival. A full day of music is planned leading up to the big show at Nissan Stadium. Friday night’s lineup includes ...
Risa Binder Prepares for The CMA Music Festival
  –  June 7, 2017
Especially the mini cupcakes. Yum! Fans will be able to see you at Nashville’s 2017 CMA Music Fest. Besides your fans, are there any folks you’d love to bump into at the festival? I am super-excited to perform at CMA Fest this year! We are playing at ...
Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus: CMA Musicfest Is Worldwide
  –  June 6, 2017
Nashville still has the 2017 CMA Music Festival in front of it. The four-day event with a more than 40-year history is growing rapidly, and more than a few artists are getting nostalgic about the one-of-a-kind festival. "I think one of my favorite ...
Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett to Host ‘CMA Fest 2017’ Special, Airing This Summer on ABC
  –  June 2, 2017
The pair will team up to host “CMA Fest 2017,” the three-hour special that brings country music’s most storied festival to a national television audience this summer on The ABC Television Network, executive produced by Robert Deaton. “I’ve grown ...
Chris Stapleton postpones tour, cancels CMA Music Festival appearance
  –  May 31, 2017
Chris Stapleton has postponed three weeks of his The All-American Road Show tour, as well as canceled his performance at the 2017 CMA Music Festival, his team announced on Wednesday. A source close to the musician tells PEOPLE and EW that Stapleton has ...

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