HGTV Joins Forces with GAC, DIY Network & Travel Channel to Create “The Lodge” at CMA Music Festival

When the 2012 CMA Music Festival kicks off its four-day event on Thursday, June 7, in Nashville, Tenn., HGTV is joining in the excitement of the ultimate country music fan experience by opening the doors to its star-studded venue, The Lodge. Along with GAC, DIY Network and Travel Channel, The Lodge will offer fans a [...] Read More

Brad Paisley Closes Down Record CMA Fest

When Brad Paisley turned up the swaggering chords on “Alcohol” just after midnight, he brought out Darius Rucker, Justin Moore and Chuck Wicks for an early-Monday finale to a CMA Music Festival that set some records for the downtown event. For the first time in history, the Country Music Association sold out all the single-night tickets and the four-day passes for LP Field, meaning the NFL stadium — configured to seat about 42,000 people — could hold no more. And while country fans might have wanted more, realistically they got plenty over the course of the festival, with wall-to-wall concerts and intense autograph signings, capped by Taylor Swift’s mammoth 14-1/2 hour scribbling frenzy at the Bridgestone Arena. Read More