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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 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 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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                  CMA Music Fest – Stadium Concert – Saturday 6/9/2012 (Podcast 236)

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                    Posted on 7/4/2012

                    Luke Bryan In Concert - CMA Music Festival 2012

                    Luke Bryan In Concert - CMA Music Festival 2012

                     
                     
                    Saturday Night June 9th 2012 was night three of the CMA Music Fest stadium concerts. Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and Tom Thompson were on hand for the coverage. On this night the performers included; Luke Bryan, Faith Hill, Eric Church, Little Big Town, and Hunter Hayes. Enjoy listening to our podcast coverage and reading Mike Arnold’s blog review.

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                      CMA Music Fest – Stadium Concert Photos – Saturday 6/9/2012 (Photos)

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                        Posted on 7/2/2012

                        Luke Bryan In Concert - CMA Music Festival 2012

                        Luke Bryan In Concert - CMA Music Festival 2012

                           
                        Concert Blast covers night three of the CMA Music Festival held in Nashville, TN.  This is the photo coverage from the third of four nights of the stadium concerts.  Concert Blast photographer Brian Hasbrook took photos throughout the night and this is his work from the concerts that took place on Saturday, June 9th 2012.  Photos include Scotty McCreery (Fan Club Party), Luke Bryan, Faith Hill, Eric Church, Little Big Town, Rodney Atkins (Surprise Guest) and Hunter Hayes.  Enjoy Brian’s photos!

                         

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                          Artists Crazy Concert Experiences – From Concert Blast Interviews (Podcast 202)

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                            Posted 4/22/2011

                            Concert Blast Experiences - Guest List-Backstage-VIPThis podcast is a special post from Mike Arnold’s book, Concert Blast Experiences - Guest List-Backstage-VIP.  This is actually an audio of Chapter 16 – Artists Crazy Concert Experiences.  We are giving this to you in the format of using the recorded clips from our Concert Blast Interviews.  Mike sets up each clip and then you will hear the artist tell their crazy concert experience.  Over 20 music artists are telling us their Crazy Concert Experience.

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                              Concert Blast Thanksgiving Special 2010 (Podcast 187)

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                                POSTED 11/25/2010

                                CONCERT BLAST - Brian Hasbrook, Mike Arnold, Tom Thompson, and James Downing

                                CONCERT BLAST - Brian Hasbrook, Mike Arnold, Tom Thompson, and James Downing

                                HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM CONCERT BLAST!

                                Here’s a Concert Blast Thanksgiving Special.  This podcast contains a portion of many different interviews from many different genres of music as the artists answer one question, “What are you thankful for?”

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                                  Hank Williams Jr Rowdy Friends Tour Review – Nashville, TN – 4/23/2010 (PODCAST 167)

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                                    It was a Rowdy Friday night in Nashville, TN at the Bridgestone Arena.  Hank Williams Jr. led the charge as Jamey Johnson, Eric Church, and The Grascals followed.  The crowd at the arena was full of energy and ready for fun.

                                    The Grascals

                                    The Grascals performed a free concert outside on the plaza for the attendees before the doors opened.  The Grascals were well received on the outside as well as on the inside of the arena as they opened the show.  After their set they took time to have a short conversation with Mike Arnold and Brian Hasbrook who were there covering the show.   Mike and Brian missed Eric Church’s performance due to the backstage visit, but they had such a good time it was worth it.

                                    Jamey Johnson

                                    Jamey Johnson had the crowd on their feet throughout the entire set and when Hank Jr took the stage, the crowd turned it up another notch as Bocephus rallied his troops throughout the evening with his hits, sing-alongs and many musical surprises.

                                    Special Thanks to Martha Moore from So Much Moore Media for setting up the interview with The Grascals and for arranging the concert review.

                                    Hank Williams Jr

                                    Listen to the podcast of the Rowdy Friends Tour and the conversation with the Grascals.

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                                      Hank Williams Jr – Rowdy Friends Tour Photos – Nashville, TN – 4/23/2010 (PHOTOS)

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                                        Hank Williams Jr and his Rowdy Friends Tour made a stop in Nashville, TN at the Bridgestone Arena on Friday, April 23, 2010.  Brian Hasbrook was on hand to bring you the photos. 

                                        Hank Williams Jr

                                         Mike Arnold and Brian Hasbrook had a great time at the concert, but also had an excellent time with an interview with The Grascals after their show. 

                                        Due to the backstage interview, Brian and Mike missed Eric Church’s set.  Special Thanks to Martha Moore of So Much Moore Media for setting everything up for us.

                                        CLICK HERE TO ENJOY THE PHOTOS! 

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