The stars are aligning for autograph signings at the Greased Lightning Fan Fair Hall at the upcoming 2010 CMA Music Festival. Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker and the Judds are among the artists set to meet the fans face-to-face this year.
“The fan and artist interactions in the Greased Lightning Fan Fair Hall are the heart of the CMA Music Festival experience,” said CMA Board Chairman Steve Moore. “This year we have invited new exhibitors, artists, technologies, and partners to help improve the experience for our attendees. And to top it off, we have a terrific list of artists eager to spend one-on-one time with their fans.”
Both McGraw and Rascal Flatts will make their return to the Greased Lightning Fan Fair Hall. McGraw’s last appearance in the Fan Fair Hall was in 2000, and Rascal Flatts last appeared in 2002.
The Greased Lightning Fan Fair Hall will undergo a makeover, becoming an educational feast for the eyes. Photos and facts dating back nearly four decades will adorn the walls as well as the updated CMA Booth, which will host autograph signings for the first time.
The Judds will make an exclusive appearance in the CMA Booth, marking the first time the popular mother/daughter duo has signed autographs at the event since the 1990s when the event was held at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds. Other artists signing in the CMA Booth include Laura Bell Bundy, Danny Gokey, Randy Houser, Craig Morgan, Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker, Josh Thompson, and Chuck Wicks.
Back by popular demand, CMA will make available individual tickets to the Fan Fair Hall on Saturday and Sunday, June 12-13 only. Entrance to the Fan Fair Hall will be exclusive to four-day ticket holders on Thursday and Friday, June 10-11. The $15 passes will go on sale Friday, June 11 exclusively at the cash-only information booth within the Nashville Convention Center, home of the Greased Lightning Fan Fair Hall.
Some of the other stars confirmed to sign throughout the Greased Lightning Fan Fair Hall include Jason Aldean, Lynn Anderson, Katie Armiger, David Ball, Frankie Ballard, The Band Perry, Bo Bice, Big Kenny, Bomshel, Ash Bowers, Luke Bryan, Burns & Poe, Carter’s Chord, Tommy Cash, Cherryholmes, Mark Chesnutt, Terri Clark, Cowboy Troy, Diamond Rio, Whitney Duncan, Emerson Drive, Fast Ryde, Colt Ford, Larry Gatlin, Gloriana, Josh Gracin, The Grascals, Jack Greene, Adam Gregory, George Hamilton IV, Wade Hayes, Ty Herndon, Mallary Hope, Julianne Hough, Joey + Rory, Lady Antebellum, Blaine Larsen, Jesse Lee, LoCash Cowboys, Lonestar, Love & Theft, Patty Loveless, Irlene Mandrell, Jo Dee Messina, Randy Montana, Jimmy C. Newman, Joe Nichols, Jerrod Niemann, O’Shea, James Otto, Jake Owen, Danielle Peck, Melissa Peterman, Richard Petty, Point of Grace, John Rich, Julie Roberts, The Roys, Sawyer Brown, Brady Seals, Kevin Sharp, Blake Shelton, Ricky Skaggs, Mel Tillis, Pam Tillis, Trent Tomlinson, Trailer Choir, Two Foot Fred, Uncle Kracker, Bryan White, The Whites, Mark Wills, Darryl Worley, Billy Yates, and more. All artist appearances are subject to change.
Several stars and their fan clubs opt to present their own booths, which often reflect the artists’ personal style including: Trace Adkins, Razzy Bailey, Brooks & Dunn, Bucky Covington, Billy Gilman, Con Hunley, Alan Jackson, Buddy Jewell, The Kentucky Headhunters, Mindy McCready, Dolly Parton, Marty Raybon, Riders In The Sky, LuLu Roman, Ashton Shepherd, Doug Stone, Gretchen Wilson and Chris Young.
Several new exhibitors join the Greased Lightning Fan Fair Hall experience in 2010 including the US Air Force, Lynn Anderson International Fan Club, Carhartt, The Country Network, Dillards for the Reba Brand, Dish Network, DRIVE4COPD, Farm Boy & Farm Girl, PlayStation Experience Truck, Southern Belle Glamour, Sprint, Universal Music Group Nashville, VELVEETA Shells and Cheese, and Votre Vu.
Returning exhibitors include Barnes & Noble, Big Machine Records, Chevy, CMT, Cupit Music, DigitalRodeo.com, Divas of Daytime, Duck/Buck Commander, Durango Boots, Grand Ole Opry, Greased Lightning Cleaning Products, Great American Country (GAC), Lamon Records, Microsoft, Music City Merchandise, Nashville Palace, Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, RFD-TV, R.O.P.E., Roper Apparel and Footwear, Silpada Designs, Skaggs Family Records, Tootsies, Waggin’ Train Dog Treats, Warner Music Nashville, and WSM-AM.
Fans can get a schedule of when artists will be appearing in the Greased Lightning Fan Fair Hall by texting “SCHEDULE” to 66937.