I still have trouble with that – “The CMA Music Festival.” Ever since I moved to Nashville back in ’91, I’ve always thought of this annual event as most locals still do…as “Fan Fair.”
Friends from all corners of the world converge on Nashville for this celebration of country music. Fan clubs are in full force for artists, big and small, beating their drums and waving their flags for their favorites. Homemade T-shirts, stenciled banners, and jean jackets weighed down by pounds of buttons are everywhere pronouncing love for Dolly or Alan or Conway or Martina.
Or Tim. There are lots of “I ‘Heart’ Tim” buttons. Maybe even an “I ‘Heart’ the DHDs!” button or two.
It was great to be a part of this year’s country music extravaganza; we’ve been touring heavily in recent years, so we haven’t always gotten to share in the fun…so it was really great to make it back for it in the midst of the “Southern Voice” tour.
If you missed out on the fun this past June, tonight’s ABC special titled “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock,” will take you back through many of the exciting performances we shared with our musical friends at LP Field in Nashville in 2010. The show is set to air at 7PM/CST with Mr. McGraw at the helm…
…and you just might catch a glimpse of one of those DHD buttons…so watch closely!
Visit the CMA Fest website for more details on tonight’s special.