Author Archives: Ben Bennett

Baseball, All-Stars & Country Music

It’s that time of year again. Time for the Mid-Summer Classic. Time for baseball’s greatest players to come together to showcase the best of the best in Major League Baseball. At this year’s All-Star game, Tuesday Night 7/16 on FOX … Continue reading

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Insider’s Guide to Nashville by the Wall Street Journal

So, it’s never too late to start planning your trip to Nashville for CMA Music Festival or any other of the dozens of events hosted in Music City each year. Recently the Wall Street Journal posted their “Insider’s Guide to … Continue reading

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Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles and husband welcome new baby boy!

Congrats to Jennifer Nettles and husband, Justin Miller, on the birth of their son Magnus Hamilton Miller on Thursday, Dec. 6. When we sat down with Jennifer recently to discuss “CMA Country Christmas,” she talked about impending motherhood. Tune in … Continue reading

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CMA Marketing Summit Speaker Bios

Ben Bennett, Senior Manager of Digital Strategy, CMA With experience in radio, television, and retail advertising Ben Bennett brought 10 years of marketing experience to CMA in October 2008.  At CMA he’s worked with the industry, CMA staff and sponsorship … Continue reading

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Can’t Miss Events at CMA Music Festival 2011

There is so much happening this year at Music Fest we wanted to take a minute and show you some of the off-stage highlights.  We’ve got stars from the first Music Fest, a dance contest, a book signing, birthday party, … Continue reading

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CMA Music Festival Road Trip Tips

1.) Check the coolant. BEFORE you head to Nashville, be sure to check your vehicle’s coolant mixture for the correct antifreeze mixture with an antifreeze tester.  If you find that the coolant protection is low, now would be a good … Continue reading

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Top 10 Baseball Songs of All-Time

Well it’s once again here.  The glorious holiday known around the world as OPENING DAY BASEBALL!!  Now you’re asking, why are we talking about baseball on a Country Music blog.  Well it just so happens that baseball and Country Music … Continue reading

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Trip of a Lifetime to the CMA Awards

Country Music fans (and aspiring artists) Chloe and Taylor Turner recently won a trip to “The 44th Annual CMA Awards.”  When they got home they wrote about their experience.  We’ve shared part of that experience here.  To say the least, they … Continue reading

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Limited-edition collectible CMA Music Festival Poster FREE!

FREE limited edition, collectible CMA Music Festival poster available this year! Continue reading

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More Music, More Often from Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton’s ‘Hillbilly Bone’: Big Plans in Small Packages By Kip Kirby © 2010 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. When Country fans talk, artists listen. So when fans kept asking Blake Shelton when he was … Continue reading

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