The 2010 CMA Music Festival and Fan Fair® is a celebration of the bond between fans and the Country artists they admire. And nowhere is that relationship more evident than the enhanced Greased Lightning® Fan Fair Hall, where fans have a chance to meet their favorite artists.
“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 Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts will make their return to the Greased Lightning Fan Fair Hall, where they will meet fans and sign autographs. 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 & 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.
Fans can get a schedule of when artists will be appearing in the Greased Lightning Fan Fair Hall by texting “SCHEDULE” to 66937,
Whether they’re on the road or busy getting ready for their LP Field performance, location will no longer keep artists from meeting their fans in the Greased Lightning Fan Fair Hall. For the first time, artists can appear via video conference in The Country Network Presents The CMA Skype Lounge and secondary sponsor Let Them Hear the Music Live. Artists confirmed to participate include Carter’s Chord, Bucky Covington, Love and Theft, Buddy Jewell, Jesse Lee and Justin Moore. Held on the first floor of the Nashville Convention Center in Room 109, the CMA Skype Lounge will be a limited ticket event. Fans can stop by The Country Network booth to get more information on CMA Skype Lounge Tickets.
For up-to-the-minute information about four-day CMA Music Festival including ticket packages, single night tickets to the Nightly Concerts at LP Field, travel information, schedules, artist appearances and more, visit www.CMAfest.com