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2014 CMA Music Festival – Friday (Podcast 262)

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    Posted on 7/14/2014

    2014 CMA Music Festival - Tom Thompson with Fans

    2014 CMA Music Festival - Tom Thompson with Fans

    As the Concert Blast coverage of the 2014 CMA Music Festival continues, this podcast is focused on the activities from Friday. Mike Arnold and Tom Thompson headed downtown for the first act of the day, which was Craig Morgan on the Riverfront Park stage at 10am! Later in the day helper Will Perry joined in. The coverage ended as Blake Shelton said goodnight from the Stadium stage at 12:30am. That’s over 14 hours of walking, waiting, talking, and snapping pics of many artists, fans, and others. Friday’s coverage included (in order); Craig Morgan, Will Hoge, Holly Tucker (contestant from The Voice), Trace “the rib-whisperer” Arnold (not in the podcast), Mike Wolfe (from American Pickers), Hunter Hayes (surprise acoustic show). Then they covered the stadium concerts of (in order); Travis Tritt, Eric Church, The Band Perry, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, and Blake Shelton. What an exhausting day and night, but with a lot of fun! Enjoy listening to the 262nd audio podcast and/or reading the blog written by Mike Arnold.

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      Concert Blast Video Webisode 16 – 2014 CMA Music Festival – Thursday – Luke Bryan and Rascal Flatts

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        Posted 7/7/2014

        2014 CMA Music Festival - Rascal Flatts

        2014 CMA Music Festival - Rascal Flatts

        The Concert Blast Webisodes continue from the 2014 CMA Music Festival. This concert footage was taken during the Thursday night stadium concerts. Rascal Flatts show us their vocal harmonies while Luke Bryan displayed his energetic dancing. Both artists perform a cover. Rascal Flatts perform the latest mega hit, “Happy” while Luke Bryan reach back several years to embed a portion of the hit “Dynamite” into one of his tunes. Special thanks to Will Perry for taking the videos for us! Enjoy the 16th webisode from Concert Blast.

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          Concert Blast Video Webisode 15 – Mike Wolfe of American Pickers Interview

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            Posted on 7/6/2014

            Mike Arnold (Concert Blast) and Mike Wolfe (American Pickers)

            Mike Arnold (Concert Blast) and Mike Wolfe (American Pickers)

            One of the thrills of the CMA Music Festival are the various non-music events that take place during the festival.  The daytime festivities not only allow you to get up close and personal with the country music stars, but with all types of celebrities.  This video webisode is a short fun interview with Mike Wolfe of American Pickers from the History Channel. Mike Arnold and Tom Thompson led a light-hearted discussion with Mike Wolfe on barbecue, the upcoming season six of American Pickers, and how Mike met his co-stars Frank Fritz and Danielle Colby-Cushman. Special thanks to our video camera man, Will Perry.  Enjoy our 15th video webisode.

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              2014 CMA Music Festival – Thursday Night (Podcast 261)

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                Posted on 7/4/2014

                2014 CMA Music Festival - Thursday

                2014 CMA Music Festival - Thursday

                The 2014 CMA Music Festival put another shot in the arm of the Nashville, TN economy and Mike Arnold, Tom Thompson, and Will Perry (substituting for Brian Hasbrook) of Concert Blast was there to cover as many events as they could. There were so many concerts and other events that no one person could attend, not even the three of us. This is the first of many podcasts from this festival. Enjoy the Thursday night stadium show coverage with plenty of live clips and fun with the attendees. Concerts covered were (in order); Alabama, Luke Bryan, Brantley Gilbert, Dierks Bentley, Rascal Flatts, and headliner Tim McGraw. Also interview fun with country music newcomer Jenny Casey and Concert Blast fans… Enjoy the listening or the reading of Mike Arnold’s blog… or both!

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