CMA Offers Fontanel Mansion Tour

The Country Music Association has announced that Fontanel Mansion, the 27,000 square foot log home formerly owned by Country Music Hall of Fame member Barbara Mandrell, will open to the public on June 1. Fontanel Mansion has partnered with the CMA to offer CMA Music Festival Attendees an exclusive ticket and discount on admission to tour the home between June 7 and 13.

Additionally, Fontanel will donate $1 from the sale of each CMA attendee’s tour ticket to the CMA’s Keep the Music Playing charity, benefiting music programs in Metro Public Schools.

“This is a great opportunity for fans of country music to walk through the home of a living legend, and it’s a limited-time offer for CMA Fest attendees” said Marc Oswald, co-owner of Fontanel Mansion. “One of our intentions with the home, restaurant, hiking trails and music venue is to really engage our community, both our community of music fans and the local Nashville community, and partnering with the CMA is the perfect way to reach that goal.”

The $5.00 discount lowers admission to $14.00 for an adult and $4.00 for youth ages 6-17. Admission for children under age five is free. Tickets are limited and are being offered to CMA Music Fest attendees before sales are opened to the general public. All tickets must be purchased in advance in order to secure a tour. Fontanel Mansion will offer free round-trip shuttles from downtown Nashville for CMA Music Festival attendees. Tickets can be purchased beginning April 1, 2010 by visiting www.fontanelmansion.com.

Located less than 15 minutes from downtown Nashville, Fontanel Mansion boasts three stories, over 18 rooms, 13 bathrooms, five fireplaces, two kitchens, an indoor pool and even an indoor shooting range on 136 acres. The home and grounds have been the setting for numerous photo and video shoots, CMT’s top-rated Gone Country show and more.

Visitors to the Mansion can also enjoy a meal at The Farm House, a 140-seat restaurant that will showcase local produce, dairy and meats delivered from sustainable sources and neighboring farms.

“CMA Music Festival attendees are some of country music’s most dedicated fans, and many of them have traveled countless miles to get to the events that week,” added Oswald. “We’re anxious for them to come out and enjoy an experience never before available in Nashville.”

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