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CMA MUSIC FEST SETS RECORD

This year’s CMA Music Festival was bigger and better than ever, according to early estimates by the CMA.

The Festival, which ran June 8–11 in downtown Nashville, saw an 11 percent increase over last year’s record-setting attendance, reports the CMA’s chief operating officer, Tammy Genovese. The CMA estimates the aggregate attendance for the four-day Festival at 161,000. Last year’s figure was 145,000. The CMA Music Festival featured more than 70 hours of live music, including nightly concerts at the newly-named LP Field, featuring Brooks & Dunn, Carrie Underwood, Clint Black and more. Fans also had the chance to snag autographs and pose for photos with many of their favorite stars.
And if you’re thinking of attending the 2007 Festival, better not wait too long. Fans purchased all of the prime “Gold Circle” tickets for the 2007 Festival two hours after the seats went on sale. Plus, the first two days of sales for next year’s event are up 39 percent from last year.

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