Gretchen Wilson kicked-off CMA Music Festival 2009 Thursday at the Riverfront Park Daytime Stage. The show was delayed an hour due to weather but the sun was out by the end of the concert.
Gary Allan performed to a sold out crowd of over 800 fans at his Fan Club Party, held Tuesday (6/9) at Rocketown. He walked out onto the stage with his left hand in a splint, following a trip that morning to the hospital for an MRI which confirmed torn ligaments in his hand. The injury did not stop him from delivering his signature brand of hard-hitting country music for his fans. Allan blazed through an hour and a half set including his new single “Today.”
On Wednesday (6/12) emerging songstress Shawn Mayer and Mark O’Shea (half of the up-and-coming country duo O’Shea) teamed up to fire off CMA Music Festival week with a bang by participating in the NRA Sports Sporting Clays Showcase at the Tennessee Clay Target Complex. After a safety demonstration and gearing up with eye and ear protective gear, they played the 12-round course.