3 Not to Miss Stories From CMA Fest

In cased you missed the CMT Awards show last week, the red carpet was packed with all of the country music stars in town for the award show.  Here are 3 things you may have missed from the show that we learned this week.


Kelli Pickler: New Reality Series

Kelli Pickler just started shooting her new reality series called, “I Love Kelli Pickler.”  Pickler also just launched a home furnishing line called “Selma Drye” in honor of her great-grandmother.  Just recently, it was announced that Pickler would receive the Chris Kyle Patriot Award for her work with  troops.  And Pickler just released a new single, “Feeling Tonight,” available now on iTunes.

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Chris Young: Drove His 2012 Challenger to the CMT Awards

Young  arrived at  the CMT Awards Red Carpet in his very own 2012 Dodge Challenger, the same muscle car featured in his steamy new video, “I’m Comin’ Over.”  Celebrating his 30th birthday Friday during CMA Fest, Young spent Saturday morning wowing the Fan Fair X crowd as the CMA Artist of the Day on the Close Up stage, where he performed and participated in a Q&A for fans. The day kept getting better, as RCA Records Nashville surprised him with plaques commemorating milestone sales for three consecutive GOLD singles – “Aw Naw,” “Who I Am With You,” and “Lonely Eyes” – and a GOLD album certification for Neon.


Kelsea Ballerini- Women of Country at CMHOF

Ballerini who admits she came to CMA Fest as a fan, waiting in lines but this year was totally different for the up-and-coming performer who recently did a stadium show with Lady A.  Not  only does she have a huge fan following  but she got the public support of Taylor Swift  who posted to Twitter about Ballerini’s latest song, “Love You  Like You  Mean It,” which is now one of the top 5 songs in country music. And that’s not all- Ballerini was featured at the Country Music Hall of Fame as CMT’s Next Women of Country.

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