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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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      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 – 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 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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                                  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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