Category Archives: Flashback

Reminiscing About Country Music Memories

Big Prizes for Shutterbugs!

Be Part of CMA Music Festival History Have you seen the photo contest we’re holding?  With CMA Music Festival turning the big 4-0 this year, we invite fans to search their photo vaults for the best pictures from four decades … Continue reading

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‘Rumor Has It’ Reba is CMA Fest Bound

It’s no rumor, Reba’s back!  For the second year in a row, Reba will be rocking the LP Field stage at the CMA Music Festival.  And you can “Consider Me” there, ’cause “I Keep On Lovin’” Reba!  Okay, enough with … Continue reading

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Caption This!

One of the most enjoyable parts of my job as CMA Creative Services Manager is keeper of the archives of printed materials and photos of all CMA events. Sometimes when looking through the files for a particular photo, I find … Continue reading

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And the Winner for Most Appearances is…

Almost a month ago, I wrote about the research we were doing to find out who has appeared at the Festival the most. With 2,510 artists and personalities appearing at the Festival, it was a daunting task going through 39 years of old … Continue reading

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Steppin’ Back in Time…Fan Fair at the Fairgrounds

Time for your history lesson again!  After growing exponentially in the 1980s, Fan Fair (the old name for the CMA Music Festival) became so big that it was moved to the Tennessee State Fairgrounds in 1982 to accommodate more fans.   Not … Continue reading

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“Just to See You Smile” – McGraw’s Return and History at CMA Fest

Attention Country Music fans! Some exciting news has been announced here at CMA this week. For the first time since 2001, Mr. Heartthrob himself, Tim McGraw, will be performing at the 2010 CMA Music Festival. Tim McGraw made his Fan … Continue reading

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CMA Music Festival’s Beginnings

Just starting my internship at the Country Music Association, I was thrilled to learn I would be on the front line helping gear up for the 2010 CMA Music Festival.  As a Vanderbilt University sophomore all the way from Michigan, … Continue reading

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Walk like a man, talk like a man…

Anybody who attended the 2009 CMA Music Festival may recall the nightly vote for the “Fan of the Day.” Well, it was no surprise that a handsome youngster named Keevan, at 6 months old, stole the prize Sunday night. Now over a … Continue reading

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Music Festival Flashback – The Dolly Parton Edition

When I was asked to write a blog post on flashback Music Festival moments, I jumped at the possibility to profile my role model as a human being, Ms. Dolly Rebecca Parton.  As is well known around the CMA offices, … Continue reading

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Music Festival Flashback – Getting Things In Order

I had had been officially working in my current position at CMA for a good couple of months when someone asked the dreaded question, “How many times as so-and-so performed at the Festival?” At the time, there was no easy … Continue reading

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