Wednesday, May 27, 2009

**Happy 16th Julie!** Taylor Swift.. CMA Fest 2009

What does Julie want more than anything for her 16th birthday?
To go to CMA Fest 2009 and to get a "Meet and Greet" with Taylor Swift,
Kellie Pickler, The Carter Twins, Chris Young and Trace Adkins and James Otto and Charles Kelley and... OK she IS turning 16 and at 16 dreams are fun!
I am taking her to CMA Fest 2009. That was her dad's idea, YAY DAD!!
I have to say (after all I am her mom) Julie is a wonderful daughter.
Julie helps out a lot with her brother Alex (who is a spastic quadriplegic)
and keeps her brother Ben "in-line" (no easy task). In between school work,
family and friends Julie spends here time playing her 12 string acoustic and
singing her heart out!
We are looking forward to a few days of fun to celebrate Julie's "Sweet 16"
and hoping to make some dreams come true!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

CMA 2009 WOW!! What a line-up!

WOW has lots of new info on CMA Fest 2009!!!
Little Big Town and Josh Turner have been added to the list of performers for the nightly concert series during the CMA Music Festival taking place June 11-14 in downtown Nashville. Little Big Town perform June 12 on a bill with Jason Aldean, Rodney Atkins, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen and the Zac Brown Band. Turner's performance takes place on June 13 with a lineup that includes Trace Adkins, Jamey Johnson, Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack, Wynonna and a special performance by the Judds. Two additional shows will be held during the series at LP Field, the stadium home of the Tennessee Titans. Appearing June 11 are Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Julianne Hough, Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts and Darius Rucker. On June 14, the show features Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Montgomery Gentry, John Rich and Taylor Swift.
River Front Concerts!!
The lineup for the CMA Music Festival's riverfront stages has been announced. On June 11, performers include the Bellamy Brothers, Diamond Rio, Neal McCoy, Heidi Newfield, James Otto, Randy Rogers Band, Ashton Shepherd, Phil Vassar and Chuck Wicks. The June 12 lineup features John Anderson, Eric Church, Bucky Covington, the Honky Tonk Tailgate Party (featuring Trent Willmon, Jeff Bates, Mark Wills), Randy Houser, Oak Ridge Boys, Jamie O'Neal, Aaron Tippin and Clay Walker. On June 13, performers include Bill Anderson, Keith Anderson, Tracy Byrd, Jason Michael Carroll, Emerson Drive, the Lost Trailers, Jo Dee Messina, Lorrie Morgan and Chris Young. Appearing June 14 are the Eli Young Band, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Gloriana, Josh Gracin, Jessica Harp, Joey & Rory, Joe Nichols, Collin Raye, Restless Heart and Darryl Worley. The daytime performances will take place in downtown Nashville and are free to the public.
Luke Bryan, Jack Ingram, Lee Ann Womack and the Zac Brown Band have joined the lineup for the CMA Music Festival's nightly concerts in June at Nashville's LP Field. The full schedule for the nightly shows has also been announced. Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Julianne Hough, Reba McEntire and Brad Paisley will perform on June 11. Jason Aldean, Rodney Atkins, Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen, Bryan and the Zac Brown Band will play on June 12. Trace Adkins, Jamey Johnson, Martina McBride, Ingram and Womack will appear on June 13, while Miranda Lambert, Montgomery Gentry, John Rich and Taylor Swift will close the festival on June 14.