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Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium – 6/25/2013

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    Posted on 6/30/2013

    Pat Benatar / Neil Giraldo

    Pat Benatar / Neil Giraldo

    Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo returned to Nashville, TN for another rock performance at the historic Ryman Auditorium.  Pat, Neil, Mick Mahan (bass), and Chris Ralles (drums) performed to about 2,000 fans from the 80′s rock music era.  Since this was a last minute approval, Brian Hasbrook and Tom Thompson were already obligated for other personal events.  This left Mike Arnold to perform all the duties (take photos, take notes for a review, and update our social media throughout the show).  Mike called on our past Concert Blast guest blogger, Terri Gibson, to come to his aide.  Terri obliged to attend the show and write the review.  Thanks Terri!  Enjoy her coverage of the Pat Benatar / Neil Giraldo concert.

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      CMA Music Festival 2013 – The Interviews – Podcast 249

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        Posted on 6/28/2013

        Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry - CMA Music Fest 2013

        Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry - CMA Music Fest 2013

        Throughout the week of the CMA Music Festival, there are many publicists who contact the attending media to have interviews or attend the events for the artists they represent.  Each year we receive more and more requests (and we like it!).  Sometimes we get excited about meeting someone new and then the performance schedule changes so we have to constantly balance how we work and who we will cover.  Here’s our interviews from this year’s CMA Fest in the order on the podcast… Bo Bice – Hollywood Yates – Lucas Hoge – Jenny Casey – Maggie Rose – Rachel Williams – Mustang Sally – The Band Perry – Julie Roberts – Lady Antebellum.   Special Thanks to The Old Spaghetti Factory for sponsoring Concert Blast during the CMA Music Fest 2013… Enjoy the audio interviews!

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          CMA Music Festival 2013 – Stadium Concert Review – Friday 6/7/2013 – Podcast 248

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            Posted 6/22/2013

            Fans Having a Good Time at the CMA Music Festival 2013

            Fans Having a Good Time at the CMA Music Festival 2013

            It was night number two of the CMA Music Festival stadium concerts and Concert Blast was on hand to cover this fun event.  This podcast is the review/coverage on the second of four nights of the stadium concerts with Mike Arnold, special guest host Will Perry (Tom was absent that night), a short recap from photographer Brian Hasbrook (who was losing his voice), and lots of Concert Blast friends in attendance.  Here are the artists that performed that night, (in order of appearance) Randy Travis, Kip Moore, Hunter Hayes, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town (with special surprise guest Sheryl Crow), and Blake Shelton… ENJOY!

            Thanks to our CMA Music Festival sponsor, The Old Spaghetti Factory.  Please visit them and tell them Concert Blast sent you!

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              CMA Music Festival 2013 – Stadium Concert Photos – Friday 6/7/2013 – Photos

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                Posted on 6/22/2013

                Sheryl Crow with Little Big Town - CMA Music Festival 2013

                Sheryl Crow with Little Big Town - CMA Music Festival 2013

                It’s night two of the CMA Music Festival and Concert Blast photographer Brian Hasbrook was on hand to take the photos for the stadium concerts at LP Field on 6/7/2013.  On this second night of the concerts, performers  included Randy Travis, Kip Moore, Hunter Hayes, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town and their surprise guest Sheryl Crow, and Blake Shelton.  Check out Concert Blast’s Brian Hasbrook’s excellent photography work from this night… ENJOY!

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                  CMA Music Festival 2013 – Stadium Show Coverage – Thursday 6/6/2013 – Podcast 247

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                    Posted on 6/16/2013

                    CMA Music Festival 2013

                    CMA Music Festival 2013

                    It’s that time of the year when Concert Blast makes their way to downtown Nashville, TN to cover one of their favorite music festivals, The CMA Music Festival.  This music fest is something that all music genres should learn from. It’s when the top selling country music artists, the legendary country artists, as well as the new country artists gather together in Nashville, TN during the second week of June to perform for the fans which drove in and flew in from all over the world to see all the concerts and meet their favorite country artists.  The key music lesson here is that all the performers do this for nothing but the love of their fans! Special Thanks to our CMA Music Festival sponsor, The Old Spaghetti Factory (http://www.osf.com).  Please visit them and tell them Concert Blast sent you!

                    Enjoy this podcast on the first of four nights of the stadium concerts with Tracy Lawrence, Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, and the Zac Brown Brown… ENJOY!

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                      CMA Music Festival 2013 – Stadium Show Photos – Thursday 6/6/2013 – Photos

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                        Posted on 6/16/2013

                        Miranda Lambert- CMA Music Festival 2013

                        Miranda Lambert- CMA Music Festival 2013

                        Every year around the second weekend of June, the CMA Music Festival puts on a party for the country music fans in Nashville, TN and Concert Blast is invited!  The daytime is filled with fan club parties, concerts, and meet and greets.  The best thing we appreciate is the nightly concerts at the stadium where the Tennessee Titans play, LP Field.  On the very first night of the concerts, top billing headliners performed about a 30 minute set each to thrill us all.  The acts on the Thursday night Concert held on 6/6/2013 included; (in order) Tracy Lawrence, Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, and the Zac Brown Band.  Check out Concert Blast’s Brian Hasbrook‘s excellent photography work from this night… ENJOY!

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                          K-Love Music Fan Awards Show Photos & Review – Nashville, TN – 6/1/2013

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                            Posted on 6/10/2013

                            K-Love Fan Awards Logo
                            On Saturday June 1st  Contemporary Christian Radio Station K-Love presented its first Fan Awards.  The Concert Blast staff were invited to cover this excellent event and they all had a great time.  Brian Hasbrook took some excellent photos of the Awards show that lasted about three hours.  Those photographed were the hosts of the evening, the Robertson’s from Duck Dynasty, Jase, Missy, Phil, and Ms. Kay, along with many Contemporary Christian artists such as Newsboys, Casting Crowns, Bart Millard of Mercy Me, Big Daddy Weave, The Afters, Colton Dixon, Matthew West, Audio Adrenaline, Natalie Grant with Kari Jobe, Amy Grant, and many others including Missy Robertson performing with Michael W. Smith… Enjoy the Photos!

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                              K-Love Music Fan Awards Red Carpet Interviews – Nashville, TN – 6/1/2013 – Podcast 246

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                                Posted on 6/7/2013

                                Mike and Sandra interviews Mike Weaver of Big Daddy Weave

                                Mike and Sandra interviews Mike Weaver of Big Daddy Weave

                                On Saturday June 1st Contemporary Christian Radio Station K-Love presented its first Fan Awards.  Concert Blast was invited to cover this event and they all had a great time.  Mike Arnold and his wife, Sandra, covered the Red Carpet event by talking to almost all the artists that walked down the carpet. Those on our Red-Carpet podcast coverage included the hosts of the K-Love Awards, the Duck Dynasty cast of Jase and Missy Robertson, along with Phil and Ms. Kay Robertson.  Contemporary Christian artists included are; Newsboys, Big Daddy Weave, The Afters, Sidewalk Prophets, Mandisa, Colton Dixon, Building 429, and many others, also from the film industry, Alex Kendrick (“Facing The Giants” and “Courageous“) and David Evans (Producer of the movie “The Grace Card“)… Enjoy the Podcast!

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                                  K-Love Music Fan Awards Red Carpet Photos – Nashville, TN – 6/1/2013

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                                    Posted on 6/04/2013

                                    Duck Dynasty Cast

                                    K-Love Fan Awards Hosts, the Duck Dynasty cast, on the Red Carpet (Phil Robertson, Ms. Kay Robertson, Missy Robertson, Jase Robertson)

                                    It was Saturday June 1st when the nationwide Contemporary Christian Radio Station K-Love presented its first Fan Awards.  Concert Blast was invited to cover this event and they all had a great time.  Mike Arnold‘s wife, Sandra, came up with the idea to submit the media request to cover this event and before you knew it we received our invitations.  Since the coverage was Sandra’s idea (and she knew more about this genre of music),  she was invited to help out.  Brian Hasbrook took some excellent photos from this Red Carpet event.  Brian photographed the hosts of the evening, the Robertson’s from Duck Dynasty, Jase, Missy, Phil, and Ms. Kay, along with many Contemporary Christian artists such as Newsboys, Casting Crowns, Mercy Me, Big Daddy Weave, The Afters, Sidewalk Prophets, Mandisa, Colton Dixon, Matthew West, Building 429, and many others, also from the film industry, Alex Kendrick (“Facing The Giants” and “Courageous“), David Evans (Producer of the movie “The Grace Card“), and Stephen Baldwin (multiple TV and Films)… Enjoy the Photos!

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