CMA Announces CMA Festival Kick-Off Parade
May 17, 2012 at 9:49 AM (PT)
The CMA has just announced that the 8th ANNUAL CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL KICK-OFF PARADE will begin at 11a (CT) on WEDNESDAY JUNE 6th, followed by the CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL BLOCK PARTY in NASHVILLE. Country icon GLEN CAMPBELL is set to serve as Grand Marshal for the parade.
“Last year more than 16,000 fans lined BROADWAY for the Parade and with our beloved GLEN CAMPBELL as Grand Marshal this year we are expecting even more people to come out and show their support and love for this iconic Country music figure,” said CMA SVP/Communications and Marketing SHERI WARNKE.
The parade will launch from TENTH AVENUE on BROADWAY and end at RIVERFRONT PARK. One of the most popular features of the parade is the 40 Country artists riding in a wide variety of CHEVROLET vehicles including vintage Corvettes. However, CAPITOL NASHVILLE group LITTLE BIG TOWN have another plan.
"What could we do for the fans that would be unique? Well, we can ride them around on a pontoon at the CMA FESTIVAL KICK-OFF PARADE! After the parade we'll have the honor of kicking off the BLOCK PARTY at the RIVERFRONT STAGE singing ‘Pontoon.’ It’s a good way to start CMA FEST, don’t you think?” said group member, KAREN FAIRCHILD.
Other artists scheduled to appear in the parade are BILL ANDERSON, LYNN ANDERSON, KATIE ARMIGER, CRAIG WAYNE BOYD, WESTON BURT, CRAIG CAMPBELL, BUCKY COVINGTON, COWBOY TROY, IRA DEAN, JAIDA DREYER, DUE WEST, TYLER FARR, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, FLYNNVILLE TRAIN, COLT FORD, THE GRASCALS, GREG HANNA, AMBER HAYES, ANGIE JOHNSON, LITTLE BIG TOWN, LOCASH COWBOYS, RACHELE LYNAE, MANUEL, THE MCCLYMONTS, RANDY MONTANA, LORRIE MORGAN, CRAIG MORRISON, THE OAK RIDGE BOYS, CHASE RICE, MARLEE SCOTT, MATT STILLWELL, PAYTON RAE, DAVID ST. ROMAIN, THE ROYS, JASON STURGEON, TRENT TOMLINSON, TRAILER CHOIR, RHONDA VINCENT and COREY WAGAR.
For more on the CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL visit www.cmafest.com.