Fab Photos From Music Fest

Dolly Visits Fan Fair Hall
Dolly Parton signed autographs at CMA Music Festival for the first time since the mid 1970s in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Fan Fair. She is promoting her new album Better Day, set for release June 28. Produced by Kent Wells, the album is coming via Dolly Records, distributed by Warner Music Nashville. While in Nashville, Parton shot the video for lead single “Together You & I” with director Trey Fanjoy. Parton is also prepping to launch a world tour through America, Europe, and Australia.

Dolly Parton at Fan Fair exhibit hall. Photo: Alan Mayor

American Idols’ Opry Debut
The Grand Ole Opry welcomed two new performers to its stage during CMA Music Festival, American Idol winner Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina. They played to a sold-out crowd less than two weeks after this season’s Idol finale.

(L-R): Steve Buchanan, Gaylord Sr. VP, Media and Entertainment, Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, and Pete Fisher, VP and GM

LBT’s Ride For A Cure
Little Big Town hosted the star-studded Ride For A Cure on Sun., June 12 to benefit the TJ Martell Foundation. The ride began at Nashville’s Roundabout Plaza and ended at Harley Davidson of Columbia Superstore for lunch and a concert by Little Big Town, Jake Owen, Jerrod Niemann, David Nail and more.

Little Big Town open the event at the roundabout. Photo: Alan Mayor

Due West And Robin Meade At Fan Fair
Due West and Robin Meade were among the artists meeting and greeting fans at the Convention Center during CMA Music Festival. Two songs on Meade’s new album were written by Due West member Matt Lopez.

(L-R): Due West's Matt Lopez, Robin Meade, Due West's Tim Gates and Brad Hull.

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