Hello Country Music fans,
Here at the Swift Agency, one guy that doesn’t like to give out so many bad news in a row, we’re glad that we can count on the CMA Fest to happen next week! Speaking about that, people should be getting their emails with the results from the 1st round. Here’s the Fan Fair Hall, in all its glory:
|Exhibitor Name||Booth||Exhibitor Name||Booth|
|HillBilly Brand||104||Twisted Sisters Apparel||105|
|The Charleston Soap Chef||106||Manuel*||107|
|Dillard’s – Reba Brand||115||Gildan||135|
|Roper*||217||Big Machine Label Group*||235|
|Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau||300||Tootsie’s||304|
|David St. Romain||305||Robin Meade||307|
|Average Joe’s Entertainment Group*||309||William Lee Golden*||310|
|Donna Fargo||316||CMA Information||317|
|Lamon Records||318||GAC – Great American Country*||320|
|AT&T*||400||Music City Merchandise||416|
|Field & Stream*||422||Bud Light||435|
|Lynn Anderson||500||Laura Bell Bundy*||501|
|Universal Music Group||502||Poise||505|
|Sage Keffer||507||Doug Stone||508|
|Two Foot Fred||509||The Kentucky Headhunters||511|
|United States Post Office||600||Digital Rodeo||601|
|Leah Seawright||602||Johnny Cash Museum||604|
|Timothy Craig||605||Chris Young*||606|
|Alan Jackson||620||Chase Rice*||621|
|Blaster Records*||625||Warner Music Nashville*||635|
|Dolly Parton||700||Cupit Records||708|
(*) Exhibitor booths with autograph sessions.
Believe it or not, choosing just your favorite artists and leaving the rest blank doesn’t improve your chances. They don’t take a look at everyone’s list and decide to give it to someone just because they only picked one Meet & Greet. They take everyone who wants to meet, say Martina McBride, and roll the dice. If I chose every possible artist on the list, I improve my chances on getting someone. I got two. Not the ones I wanted, but still I will meet them.
Works even better if you used the group of two form, that way you can apply and mention your friend and your friend can apply and mention you. This way you can go to each other’s Meet & Greet lines. However, there is potential for abuse the moment you exchange for the actual passes, since someone could start thinking about selling them… Although they still would need to travel to Nashville on the day before to do the exchange.
Confused yet? I expect the new and upcoming artists to give up and just meet whoever wants to talk to them.
Anyhow… Round 2 begins. You can sign up at the Fan Fair Hall the day before the drawing – but if you already filled up the online form, you’re already in the list! They will send you either a text or an email with the results. You better keep your phone charged.
Don’t forget to VOTE for Taylor Swift for the 2012 CMT Music Awards! She is nominated for Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year both along with the Civil Wars for Safe And Sound and Female Video of the Year for Ours. If it keeps saying you already voted, log off and clear you cache.
Tickets are on sale NOW for Tequila Sunrise, Paul Sidoti‘s tribute band to the Eagles, once again taking the stage at the House of Blues Cleveland on Friday, June 15. Get your tickets on LiveNation.com. You can also RSVP to the event on Facebook.
Coming up in the Calendar!
- June 1: The notification of the passes to the Fan Fair Hall meet and greet lines are sent out. The passes are picked up at the CMA Fest.
- June 4: Last chance to vote for the 2012 CMT Music Awards.
- June 5: Music City Gives Back concert on Broadway street between 2nd and 4th in Nashville at 5pm. You can watch online at Wrangler Western’s Facebook Page.
- June 6: The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum opens the exhibit Taylor Swift: Speak Now – Treasures from the World Tour. It will include dozens of costumes, instruments, set pieces and props from the Speak Now World Tour. The exhibit runs from June 6 through November 4, 2012.
- June 6: The 2012 CMT Music Awards will air live from Nashville on CMT. Taylor Swift is nominated for Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year both along with the Civil Wars for Safe And Sound and Female Video of the Year for Ours. You can vote now.
(Source: CMA World)