CMA Music Festival Is “All About the Fans”

Thousands Flock to Nashville Each Year for a Visit That Never Disappoints

“It’s all about the fans.”

Country music artists tend to recite that same sentence when describing the CMA Music Festival, but why shouldn’t they? It’s a true sentiment and one that fans and artists alike share each year.

The 2015 CMA Music Festival wrapped up Sunday night (June 14) after four days of music on multiple stages, including superstar performances at LP Field, home of the Tennessee Titans.

CMT Hot 20 Countdown was on the streets and in the stadium to capture the excitement and catch up with several festival veterans, including Scotty McCreery …

… and Kellie Pickler.
Along the way, CMT’s Cody Alan visited with another familiar celebrity – Charles Esten, who stars as Deacon on the Nashville TV series.
For in-depth coverage from the 2015 CMA Music Festival, watch the new episode of CMT Hot 20 Countdown airing Saturday and Sunday (June 20-21) at 9 a.m. ET/PT on CMT.

Calvin Gilbert has served as CMT.com’s managing editor since 2002. His background includes stints at the Nashville Banner, Radio & Records and Westwood One.