or


[06/02/10 - 10:58 AM]
Summer's Hottest Concert Event, "Cma Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock," Airs Wednesday, September 1 on the ABC Television Network
Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Billy Currington, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley are among those featured.

[via press release from ABC]

SUMMER'S HOTTEST CONCERT EVENT, "CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL: COUNTRY'S NIGHT TO ROCK," AIRS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK

Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Billy Currington, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Zac Brown Band and More to Perform at LP Field

Taylor Swift to Host 13-Hour Fan Meet and Greet and Short Acoustic Performance at The Bridgestone Arena During CMA Music Festival

Summer heats up when ABC heads to Nashville to take you to the hottest music event of the year - "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock." Filming Thursday through Sunday, June 10-13, today's most exciting Country Music stars will hit the stage during a four-day party and celebration of America's music for a special that will air WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Some of the artists already announced to appear at LP Field during CMA Music Festival include Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Billy Currington, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band. Taylor Swift will host a free 13-hour fan meet and greet event during the Festival at the Bridgestone Arena, which includes a short acoustic performance.

"Our announced lineup this year is the strongest ever and a Country Music enthusiast's dream bill," said Steve Moore, Chairman of the CMA Board of Directors.

The annual event is unlike any other: four days, 30 hours of autograph signings, 100 hours of live music, hundreds of artists and celebrities, and a party list of thousands of avid, singing and dancing-till-dawn fans. This is the sixth time ABC will broadcast this special, which invites the whole country to America's biggest Country Music bash.

Originally started as Fan Fair(R) in 1972, the legendary event has featured performances by every major star in the format. What started with 5,000 fans has grown to a daily attendance of more than 56,000, representing every state and more than two dozen foreign countries. The primetime television special, "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock," debuted in 2004 as a two-hour special highlighting the Festival and Music City. In 2005 the special moved to the ABC Television Network.

In 2009 the special expanded to three hours, boosting ABC ahead of CBS, NBC and FOX with the network's second-biggest audience during the summer season. With 7.4 million viewers and a 4.7/8 overall rating, it outperformed its broadcast rivals in Total Viewers, topping CBS by 6 percent, NBC by 32 percent and FOX by 85 percent. The special had a 43 percent increase in viewers compared to 2008, generating the biggest audience in four years, and tallied its highest Adult 18-49 rating (2.0/6) in three years. It was No. 12 for the week among Total Viewers and No. 11 for the week for Adults 18-49.

"CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" is executive-produced by Robert Deaton and directed by Gary Halvorson. The 2009 CMA Music Festival is organized and produced by the Country Music Association. "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" will be shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.

CMA Music Festival is organized and produced by the Country Music Association. Premiere Radio Networks is the official radio broadcaster. Partners include American Airlines; Barnes & Noble; Bicycle Playing Cards; Blue Bell Creameries; Carl Black Chevrolet; Chevy�: The Official Ride of Country Music; CMT; COMBOS(R) Snacks; Dillard's(R); Dr Pepper(R); DRIVE4COPD�; Durango Boots(R); Farm Boy(R) & Farm Girl(R) Brands; Field & Stream(R); GEICO; General Cigar Co., Inc.; Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee; Greased Lightning(R) Cleaning Products; Great American Country (GAC); Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville; Kraft Lunchables; Jack Daniel's(R); Mahindra USA, Inc.; Makers Mark; McDonalds(R); MidSouth Satellite/DISH Network(R); Ocean Spray(R); PEDIGREE(R) Food for Dogs; PlayStation(R); PEOPLE Country; Random House Children's Books; RFD-TV; Roper� Apparel & Footwear; Silpada Designs; Southern Belle Glamour; Sprint; SunnyD(R); Super 8(R); Tasti D-Lite(R); Texas on Tour; The Country Network; TNT Memphis Beat; United States Marine Corps.; U.S. Air Force; USDA Food Safety Mobile; VELVEETA(R) Shells and Cheese; Votre Vu; Waggin' Train (R) Dog Treats; World Vision(R); Wrangler(R). Fan Fair(R) is a registered trademark of CMA.





  [june 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[07/25/14 - 07:06 PM]
Video: "The Originals" Season 2 First Look Video
After a fairytale recap, fans were treated to one mother of a first look at the upcoming second season to kick off the panel.

[07/25/14 - 07:05 PM]
Video: "Mike Tyson Mysteries" Extended Preview Video
Fans at the panel were treated to an extended preview of the adult animated series that premieres this fall on Adult Swim and stars Tyson as the head of a mystery-solving team.

[07/25/14 - 07:04 PM]
Video: "The 100" Season 1 Highlight Video
Watch the recap of the show's freshman run from today's panel at the San Diego Comic-Con.

[07/25/14 - 07:03 PM]
Video: "Arrow" Season 3 Sneak Peek Video
Catch a first glimpse of the action-packed series' third season, including views of Colton Haynes in the Arsenal costume, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer and Karl Yune as Maseo.

[07/25/14 - 04:15 PM]
Video: Watch the Sneak Peek at Season 10 of "Bones" That Debuted Today at San Diego Comic-Con
Look for said run to kick off on Thursday, September 25 at 8:00/7:00c.

[07/25/14 - 03:18 PM]
Video: Starz Releases New Official "Outlander" Video Trailer at San Diego Comic-Con
The new trailer was presented exclusively to over 1,000 zealous "Outlanders" during the Starz panel.

[07/25/14 - 02:53 PM]
Comedy Central(R) Gives Third Season Renewals to "Drunk History" and "Nathan for You"
"Is there any comedy well deeper to draw from than history and business marketing?" asked Kent Alterman.

[07/25/14 - 02:43 PM]
The Summer Season Finale of OWN's Popular Series "The Haves and the Have Nots" Will Air Tuesday, July 29 at 9 P.M. ET/PT
During the season finale, viewers will get a chance to see a sneak peek of Tyler Perry's sexy new drama "If Loving You is Wrong."

[07/25/14 - 02:17 PM]
Video: MTV's "Teen Wolf" -- Mid-Season Trailer
The trailer debuted yesterday during the show's panel at San Diego Comic-Con.

[07/25/14 - 02:08 PM]
Video: HBO Confirms New Cast Members for Fifth Season of "Game of Thrones"
Among the new actors are Alexander Siddig, Toby Sebastian, Nell Tiger Free, Enzo Cilenti, Jessica Henwick, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, Keisha Castle-Hughes and Jonathan Pryce.

[07/25/14 - 01:10 PM]
Video: Hot New Trailer for "Serial Ape-Ist 2: Monkey See, Monkey Kill"
Plus: check out the Season 7 Highlight Reel from "The Big Bang Theory."

[07/25/14 - 12:47 PM]
AMC Announces "The Walking Dead" Season 5 Premiere on Sunday, October 12 at 9PM ET/PT
The new season will once again be followed by "Talking Dead" and "Comic Book Men."

[07/25/14 - 12:19 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Airplane Repo" Returns with Higher Altitudes, Higher Stakes and a Fierce Female Pilot
The series returns for an all-new season on Friday, August 22 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/25/14 - 12:00 PM]
Cartoon Network Re-ups the Funny with More "Adventure Time," "Regular Show," "Uncle Grandpa," "Steven Universe" and "Clarence"
"We have created global momentum with this group of home-grown series," said Rob Sorcher, chief content officer for Cartoon Network.

[07/25/14 - 10:35 AM]
AMC Greelnights "White City" Pilot
The project is an adventure story set in the somewhat surreal ex-pat world of near-present Afghanistan, one of the most discussed and least understood places on earth.