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Nashville Music Photographer : CMA Fest 2012

Here is a rather epic blog post with some of my favorites from CMA Fest 2012.  I had so much fun shooting, but I will say I could hardly walk on Sunday.  It was like shooting a 4 day wedding.  Except I walked to the wedding each day from East Nashville.  Keep a lookout for the article I will be writing as a guest blogger for Focus on the 615, who got me the media pass.  And I promise that post will be much more well-written, unlike this one.  Note to self.  Do not write blog posts at midnight.

I especially would like to thank Patrice Majors from Focus on the 615 for thinking of me and allowing me to be a part of their media coverage!  It was quite an experience!



Rodney Atkins, Josh Thompson, Jana Kramer at the “Country Gives Back” press conference in support of the American Red Cross…


Julie Roberts… I was an intern on her photo shoot for “Men and Mascara” back when I lived in NYC and I became a fan.  It was great to see her again! Neil McCoy totally blew my mind.  I feel like I grew up with some of his songs, but what an amazing performer!  Clearly the “Do Not Climb Truss” sign doesn’t apply to him.  He put that sign in his back pocket while he climbed it. Dustin Lynch The Peach Pickers… this guy Dallas Davidson has written / co-written so many of the major hits you hear today.  It’s amazing.  Plus he has a great last name… 🙂 Miranda Lambert

Jason Aldean Lady A Zac Brown Band Brad Paisley



David Nail

The Farm

Ronnie Milsap Brantley Gilbert Jake Owen The Band Perry Blake Shelton… It was like he was looking right at me….in a sea of cameras (and camera phones) Carrie Underwood SATURDAY

I didn’t have the pass for the Saturday LP Field shows, so this one was an easier day for me…

Heidi Newfield

James Otto… he had the most ADORABLE little girl, but I won’t put that picture online, just out of respect for their privacy.  But I want to, that’s how cute this kid is. Corey Smith SUNDAY

Sunny Sweeney

LoCash Cowboys Jana Kramer

Scotty McCreery

Dierks Bentley

Rascal Flatts… I have a better one than this, but I just wanted to show how super close to the stage during this round in the photo pit! Alan Jackson Martina McBride closes out the CMA Fest on Sunday


  • Stephen Knuth - June 20, 2012 - 2:52 pm

    Great Work!!! You have an amazing eye for live music photography! Hope to see more of your work

  • admin - June 26, 2012 - 1:26 pm

    Hey Stephen! Thanks! It was an awesome week! I hope you and Scarlett are doing well! 🙂

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