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CMA Music Fest 2011 Stadium Concerts Photos Part 4 of 4 – Nashville, TN – LP Field – 6/12/2011 (Photos)

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    Posted on 8/10/2011

    Taylor Swift - CMA Music Fest 2011

    Taylor Swift - CMA Music Fest 2011

    It was the fourth and final night of the CMA Music Festival 2011, the Sunday Night Stadium Concerts with a lineup of several of the biggest names in today’s Country Music.  Our photos include:  Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Pistol Annies (Miranda’s side project), Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, The Band Perry, and the JaneDear girls.

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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 Interviews and More Events – Nashville, TN (Podcast 212)

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            Mike Arnold Interviews Lauren Alaina

            Mike Arnold Interviews Lauren Alaina

            Posted 7/10/2011

            During the CMA Music Festival 2011, Concert Blast conducted various interviews at various events and more in this audio podcast. 

            This podcast is focused on the CMA Music Festival 2011 Events.  Not the stadium concerts, but the other events.  The coverage includes the Montgomery Gentry Fan Club Party, The Fan Fair Booth signings, The Celebrity Softball Game to raise money for the City of Hope Cancer Research Center, Riverfront Park Concerts, and the Wildhorse Saloon.

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              CMA Music Fest Review – LP Field Stadium Concerts Part 1 – Nashville, TN – 6/9/2011 (Podcast 210)

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                Posted on 6/29/2011

                Brad Paisley In Concert - CMA Music Festival 2011

                Brad Paisley In Concert - CMA Music Festival 2011

                It was our annunal return to the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, TN.  On this first night of the Stadium concerts, Mike Arnold, Tom Thompson, and James Downing were on hand to cover the best event in Country Music. Special guest host Charity Taylor also joined the staff as a helper on this night of fun. 

                Providing the entertainment on this night were; Zach Brown Band (with very special surprise guests Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, Amos Lee, and others), Brad Paisley (with his special surprise guest Alabama), Jason Aldean (with special surprise guest Kelly Clarkson), Sara Evans, and Easton Corbin.

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                  CMA Music Fest Photos – LP Field Stadium Concerts Part 1 – Nashville, TN – 6/9/2011 (Photos)

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                    Posted on 6/29/2011

                    Jason Aldean In Concert - CMA Music Fest

                    Jason Aldean In Concert - CMA Music Fest

                    It was our annunal return to the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, TN.  On this first night of the Stadium concerts, Mike Arnold, Tom Thompson, and James Downing were on hand to cover the best event in Country Music.  James Downing provided the photos on this particular night of pure fun! 

                    Providing the entertainment on this night there were; Zach Brown Band (with very special surprise guests Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, Amos Lee, and others), Brad Paisley (with his special surprise guest Alabama), Jason Aldean (with special surprise guest Kelly Clarkson), Sara Evans, and Easton Corbin.

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                      Stella Parton Interview – Dolly Parton’s Sister’s Book and CD ‘Tell It Sister, Tell It’ (Podcast 209)

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                        Posted 6/22/2010

                        Stella Parton with Mike Arnold and James Downing

                        Stella Parton with Mike Arnold and James Downing

                        As part of the CMA Week coverage, Mike Arnold and James Downing had the priviledge to have a conversation with the “Legendary Maverick”, Stella Parton. 

                        This interview was conducted at the Parlor Studio on 16th Avenue (Music Row area) in Nashville, TN (although they met in the studio, the interview was conducted using the Concert Blast equipment).  There is lots of humour and a few serious moments in this interview as Stella describes her new book, “Tell It Sister, Tell It” and the CD (with the same name) that has songs which go hand in hand with the book.

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                          ZZ Top Concert Review – Nashville, TN – The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel – 6/5/2011 (Blog)

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                            Posted on 6/21/2011

                            ZZ Top In Concert - Nashville, TN - Dusty Hill and Billy Gibbons

                            ZZ Top In Concert - Nashville, TN - Dusty Hill and Billy Gibbons

                            Written by James Downing

                            When I was 15 years old my dad got me a job riding in an 18 wheeler on a route with a guy and helping him unload boxes at each of his stops in Tennessee and Kentucky. One thing made me excited about this job was that the truck driver had 2 boxes of eight track tapes that he carried with him on his route each day. I could not wait to see what he had in the box. The first morning of the job I asked if I could look at his tapes. When I opened the first box he reached over and pulled out a tape and said something like “Let’s go down to Texas.” I told him I had better call my parents if we were going to Texas because they just thought that we were going to Kentucky. He laughed and said “No man, this is ‘That Little Ole Band From Texas’ ZZ Top, you ever heard them?” I told him no as he pushed the tape into the player and the first song that played was “Just Got Paid” I was a fan after that first song. After that day I listened to the local FM station and heard a lot of songs by ZZ Top and found out they were very popular. I went to several of their shows and loved their music more with each album.

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                              ZZ Top Concert Photos – Nashville, TN – The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel – 6/5/2011 (Photos)

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                                ZZ Top In Concert - Nashville, TN

                                ZZ Top In Concert - Nashville, TN

                                Posted on 6/20/2011

                                ZZ Top returned to Nashville, TN to perform at the new outdoor concert venue, The Woods at Fontanel. The capacity of this venue is 4,500 and there were at least that many people there to enjoy the southern rock sounds of ZZ Top!

                                James Downing was on hand to enjoy this event with his camera.
                                Enjoy these excellent ZZ Top concert photos!

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                                  Willie Nelson Country Throwdown Tour – Nashville, TN – The Woods at Fontanel – 6/3/2011 (Podcast 208)

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                                    Willie Nelson In Concert - Nashville, TN

                                    Willie Nelson In Concert - Nashville, TN

                                    Posted on 6/17/2011

                                     

                                    On Friday, June 3rd, Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown Tour traveled across the East Coast of America and made a stop in Nashville, TN to thrill Southern Rock/Country Music concert fans.

                                    Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, James Downing, and Tom Thompson all made an appearance to the outdoor festival.

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                                      Willie Nelson Country Throwdown Tour Photos – Nashville, TN – The Woods at Fontanel – 6/3/2011 (Photos)

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                                        Willie Nelson In Concert - Nashville, TN

                                        Willie Nelson In Concert - Nashville, TN

                                        Posted on 6/17/2011

                                        On Friday, June 3rd, Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown Tour traveled across the East Coast of America and made a stop in Nashville, TN to thrill Southern Rock/Country Music concert fans with Brian Hasbrook and James Downing of Concert Blast on hand to take photos throughout the evening.

                                        Artists included in our coverage: Willie Nelson, Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, Lee Brice, Lucas Nelson, and Craig Campbell. 

                                        Songwriters included in our coverage: Erin Enderlin, Heather Morgan, Dani Flowers, and Russ Roberts.
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