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Top 10 Photos from the CMA Music Festival
Posted By Sarah Wyland On June 12, 2012 @ 4:54 PM In Country Music News | Comments Disabled
Country music fans from all over the country – and the world! – descended upon Nashville last week for the CMA Music Festival . The four-day event (and the days leading up to it) gave fans up close and personal access to their favorite country stars, providing them with over 200 hours of music and countless meet-and-greet opportunities. In no particular order, here are 10 of our favorite photos from the week of the CMA Music Festival! Click on the image to see the full-size photo — and click HERE  to see all of our CMA Music Festival photos!
Dierks Bentley  took the stage at LP Field during the Nightly Concerts on Sunday, the final night of the festival. It was Dierks’ first performance since his father, Leon Bentley, passed away  on June 1.
Faith Hill  returned to CMA Music Festival for the first time since 2008. She took the stage on Saturday night during the Nightly Concerts at LP Field and debuted some of the new music she’s been working on.
Luke Bryan  spent time signing autographs at The Lodge presented by GAC, HGTV, DIY and Travel Channel. The Lodge featured autograph signings, performances and more.
One of the highlights of CMA Music Festival is always the City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge, pitting Blair Garner’s After Midnite Team against the Grand Ole Opry  Team. David Nail  and Carrie Underwood  faced off on second base just before David broke his finger. 
Fans flocked to Fan Fair Hall for autograph sessions with some of their favorite stars. Martina McBride  signed for fans at her label’s booth and is rumored to have had one of the longest autograph lines of CMA Music Festival.
Jerrod Niemann  was among the many artists who performed free, open to the public shows at the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage. The Friday and Saturday shows set attendance records.
Josh Turner  helped kick off CMA Music Festival with GAC’s Annual Kick-off Breakfast hosted by Storme Warren  at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum . Thompson Square , Lauren Alaina  and Kip Moore were also on hand.
Tim McGraw  participated in the Inaugural Tug McGraw Foundation Celebrity Sporting Clay Shootout. Luke Bryan, Brantley Gilbert , Mike Fisher and many more celebrities were on hand for the competition.
Tell us — what were YOUR favorite moments from the CMA Music Festival? Even better, SHOW us by uploading your photos HERE !
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 CMA Music Festival: http://www.gactv.com/cmafest
 HERE: http://my.gactv.com/cma-music-festival-photos/2012/gallery.esi?sortOrder=2
 Image: http://my.gactv.com/cma-music-festival-photos/2012/Dierks-Bentley-/detail.esi?oid=28637998
 Dierks Bentley: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_dierks_bentley
 passed away: http://blog.gactv.com/blog/2012/06/02/dierks-bentleys-father-passes/#more-30505
 Image: http://my.gactv.com/cma-music-festival-photos/2012/-Faith-Hill-/detail.esi?oid=28636311
 Faith Hill: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_faith_hill
 See More Photos From LP Field >> : http://my.gactv.com/cma-music-festival-photos/2012/LP-Field/sgallery.esi?sortOrder=2
 Image: http://my.gactv.com/cma-music-festival-photos/2012/Luke-Bryan/detail.esi?oid=28637392
 Luke Bryan: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_luke_bryan
 Image: http://my.gactv.com/cma-music-festival-photos/2012/Kip-Moore/detail.esi?oid=28635111
 Kip Moore: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_kip_moore
 Love and Theft: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_love_and_theft
 Casey James: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_artists_a-z/article/0,,GAC_26071_6048442,00.html
 See more photos from The Lodge >> : http://my.gactv.com/cma-music-festival-photos/2012/the-lodge/sgallery.esi?sortOrder=2
 Image: http://my.gactv.com/cma-music-festival-photos/2012/David-Nail--Carrie-Underwood/detail.esi?oid=28636783
 Grand Ole Opry: http://www.opry.com
 David Nail: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_david_nail
 Carrie Underwood: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_carrie_underwood
 broke his finger.: http://blog.gactv.com/blog/2012/06/11/david-nail-breaks-finger-during-celebrity-softball-challenge/
 See more photos from the City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge >> : http://my.gactv.com/cma-music-festival-photos/2012/Softball/sgallery.esi
 Image: http://my.gactv.com/cma-music-festival-photos/2012/Martina-McBride/detail.esi?oid=28633641
 Martina McBride: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_martina_mcbride
 See more photos from Fan Fair Hall >> : http://my.gactv.com/cma-music-festival-photos/2012/Fan-Fair-Hall/sgallery.esi
 Image: http://my.gactv.com/cma-music-festival-photos/2012/Jerrod-Niemann/detail.esi?oid=28633604
 Jerrod Niemann: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_jerrod_niemann
 See more photos from the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage >>: http://my.gactv.com/cma-music-festival-photos/2012/Riverfront/sgallery.esi
 Image: http://my.gactv.com/cma-music-festival-photos/2012/Josh-Turner/detail.esi?oid=28631933
 Josh Turner: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_josh_turner
 Storme Warren: http://www.gactv.com/gac/about_us/article/0,,GAC_26085_4727748,00.html
 Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum: http://www.countrymusichalloffame.org
 Thompson Square: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_thompson_square
 Lauren Alaina: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_lauren_alaina
 See more photos from GAC’s Kick-off Breakfast >> : http://my.gactv.com/cma-music-festival-photos/2012/Breakfast/sgallery.esi
 Image: http://my.gactv.com/cma-music-festival-photos/2012/Rodney-Atkins/detail.esi?oid=28631763
 Rodney Atkins: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_rodney_atkins
 Clint Black: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_clint_black
 See more photos from the Second Annual Music City Gives Back concert >> : http://my.gactv.com/cma-music-festival-photos/2012/Music-City-Gives-Back/sgallery.esi
 Image: http://my.gactv.com/cma-music-festival-photos/2012/Tim-McGraw/detail.esi?oid=28631014
 Tim McGraw: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_tim_mcgraw
 Brantley Gilbert: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_brantley_gilbert
 See more photos from the Tug McGraw Sporting Clay Shootout >>: http://my.gactv.com/cma-music-festival-photos/2012/Tug-McGraw/sgallery.esi
 HERE: http://my.gactv.com/cma-music-festival-fan-photos/multigallery.esi
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