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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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      Concert Blast 2013 Flashback Video

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        Posted on 1/7/2014

        CMA Music Festival Riverfront Park Crowd
        As the guys from Concert Blast reflect back on the coverage performed in 2013, we thought it would be better to show you with hundreds of photographs taken throughout the year in a video segment. The year’s photo coverage began with an interview with singer/songwriter/actress Jewel from our guest blogger/photographer friend Samantha Shrader and ended with Mike Arnold‘s visit to the annual Christmas 4 Kids benefit touring of tour buses. This year also included the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival, the CMA Music Festival, and the K-Love Fan Awards,  along with numerous concerts, interviews, and CD reviews throughout the year. Enjoy this video of the Concert Blast 2013 Flashback and Happy New Year from Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and Tom Thompson!

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          CMA Music Festival 2013 – Stadium Concerts Coverage – Saturday 6/8/2013 – Podcast 251

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            Posted on 7/13/2013

            Concert Blast Los Angeles Friends at the CMA Music Fest 2013 - Saturday 6/8/2013

            Concert Blast Los Angeles Friends at the CMA Music Fest 2013 - Saturday 6/8/2013

            It was night three, Saturday, during the stadium concerts that the CMA Music Festival 2013 got the biggest surprise on the history of the festival and Concert Blast was there to cover it. There were the guest hosts of the night with Willie, Jase, and Si Robertson from the popular TV Show, Duck Dynasty, but that wasn’t the biggest surprise. The Country Music Festival was turned into a rock and roll party as super rocker, Lenny Kravitz made an appearance to see how country fans liked rocking. They like it for about 15 to 20 minutes before they had enough and was ready to get back to the country side of life. Listen to this podcast (or read this blog) from Mike Arnold and Tom Thompson as they covered (in order) Florida Georgia Line, Lenny Kravitz, Dierks Bentley, Kelly Clarkson, and headliner Keith Urban, not to mention the other surprise guests and the fans we talked with… ENJOY!

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              CMA Music Festival 2013 – Stadium Concert Photos – Saturday 6/8/2013 – Photos

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                Posted on 7/13/2013

                CMA Music Fest 2013 during the Dierks Bentley concertIt was Saturday night, the third night of the CMA Music Festival 2013 stadium concerts, and of course Concert Blast was there to cover the shows… well Mike Arnold and Tom Thompson were.  Brian Hasbrook called in sick for the remainder of the festival, which means that the excellent photos from Brian that we always rely on will be missing.  Tom had to step in as the emergency photographer and Mike took a few shots as well, as we tried to capture our best of the night.  Our photo work doesn’t compare to Brian Hasbrook or Samantha Shrader, but we did out best to give you our best photo coverage of the night.  On this night of the CMA Music Festival we covered Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, Kelly Clarkson (with her guests Trisha Yearwood and Jason Aldean), and the surprise guest performer of the night, Lenny Kravitz.  The night was also co-hosted by Willie, Jase, and Si Robertson from the TV show Duck Dynasty.  There were also some photos of two members of Little Big Town as they announced a performer taking the stage for the ABC TV special footage.  Enjoy Tom Thompson and Mike Arnold‘s  photos from Saturday night’s CMA Music Festival 2013.
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                  CMA Music Fest – Stadium Concert – Sunday 6/10/2012 (Podcast 237)

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                    Posted on 7/27/2012

                    CMA Music Festival 2012

                    CMA Music Festival 2012

                       
                    Sunday night June 10th was the closing night of the CMA Music Festival 2012.  On this night the performers included; Martina McBride, Alan Jackson, Rascal Flatts, Dierks Benley, Scotty McCreery, and The Mavericks.  Enjoy listening to our podcast coverage and reading Mike Arnold’s blog review.

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                      CMA Music Fest – Stadium Concert Photos – Sunday 6/10/2012 (Photos)

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                        Posted on 7/23/2012

                        Martina McBride / 2012

                        Martina McBride In Concert - CMA 2012 Music Festival

                           
                         
                         
                        Concert Blast covers night four of the CMA Music Festival held in Nashville, TN.  This is the photo coverage from the forth of four nights of the stadium concerts.  Concert Blast  took photos throughout the night and this is our work from the concerts that took place on Sunday, June 10th 2012.  Photos include Martina McBride, Alan Jackson, Rascal Flatts, Dierks Bentley, Scotty McCreery and The Mavericks.  Enjoy the photos!

                         
                         
                         
                         
                         

                         

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                          CMA Music Fest 2011 Stadium Concerts Coverage Part 2 of 4 – Nashville, TN – LP Field – 6/10/2011 (Podcast 214)

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                            Posted on 7/23/2011

                            Keith Urban - CMA Music Fest 2011

                            Keith Urban - CMA Music Fest 2011

                            Our CMA Music Fest 2011 Coverage continues as the second night of the festival, the Friday Night Stadium Concerts, thrilled 50,000 plus country music fans with a lineup of arena headliners.  On the bill that night was Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Sugarland, Keith Urban, Reba McEntire, and a couple of surprises!

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                              CMA Music Fest 2011 Stadium Concerts Photos Part 2 of 4 – Nashville, TN – LP Field – 6/10/2011 (Photos)

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                                Posted on 7/23/2011

                                Lady Antebellum - CMA Music Fest 2011

                                Lady Antebellum - CMA Music Fest 2011

                                It was the second night of the CMA Music Festival 2011, the Friday Night Stadium Concerts with a lineup of arena headliners.  On the bill was Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Sugarland, Keith Urban, Reba McEntire, and a couple of surprises!

                                Check out the Photos taken by Concert Blast’s Brian Hasbrook.

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                                  44th Annual CMA Awards Review – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena – 11/10/2010 (Blog)

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                                    POSTED 11/17/2010

                                     

                                    Written by Guest Blogger Josh JacksonCMA 44th Awards Show

                                    All Photos from http://www.cmt.com

                                    For the last 14 years, the CMA Awards have consistently been one of my favorite projects to be a part of. I can only think of one show (the Grammys) that brings together the amount of talent and diversity that this one does. Each year brings it’s own set of interesting performances and results, and this year was no different. So, let’s get right to it!

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