Soap Stars Invade Fan Fair

Eleven stars from NBC soap operas will appear with country music artists at this summer’s Fan Fair. The Country Music Association has partnered with NBC Daytime to bring in Days of Our Lives’ stars Peter Reckell (“Bo”) and Melissa Reeves (“Jennifer”) and Passions’ stars Lindsay Korman (“Theresa”) and James Hyde (“Sam”) to sign autographs in the exhibit hall at the Nashville Convention Center. Additional names will be announced as they are confirmed. NBC also is staging a “Fan Fair Afterhours” party June 16 at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon, where several of the TV stars will perform. “Daytime television has long been a longtime supporter of country music, with artists making special appearances and music integrated into story lines,” Rick Murray, CMA Senior Director of Marketing, said in a release. “It was clear that there was a natural fit.”