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Nashville Music Photographer : CMA Fest 2014

I had such a BLAST photographing the 2014 CMA Fest for the awesome blog Focus on the 615.  If you are interested in Nashville’s entertainment scene, you should check it out!  Patrice was so kind to invite me to be a guest photographer for them that weekend.  Here are some of my favorite images from that weekend… enjoy!

So since I primarily post engagement and wedding photos on this blog, I thought I would transition you with a nice surprise engagement that happened when I was covering The Band Perry Fan Brunch on Thursday…. CMA Fest 2014 CMA Fest 2014 Luke Bryan CMA Fest 2014 Luke Bryan CMA Fest 2014 Brantley Gilbert CMA Fest 2014 Dierks Bentley CMA Fest 2014Maybe my favorite photo I have ever taken at CMA Fest.  Ever.  Thanks Tim McGraw for being such an amazing performer. Tim McGraw CMA Fest 2014 Tim McGraw and Faith Hill CMA Fest 2014 Tim McGraw and Faith Hill CMA Fest 2014 Tim McGraw and Faith Hill CMA Fest 2014It was really cool to hear the entire stadium sing “Great Day to be Alive” – one of my favorites!  I use to listen to it in NYC when I needed some perspective. Travis Tritt CMA Fest 2014Our hometown favorite, Eric Church.  Eric Church CMA Fest 2014 Eric Church CMA Fest 2014 Eric Church CMA Fest 2014 Lzzy Hale CMA Fest 2014 Jason Aldean CMA Fest 2014 Rascal Flatts CMA Fest 2014The Band Perry was one of the most humble, grateful bands to perform.  I swear I think Kimberly Perry teared up when the entire stadium sang their song back to them.  The Band Perry CMA Fest 2014 Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood CMA Fest 2014 Blake Shelton CMA Fest 2014The one and only Charlie Daniels…. Charlie Daniels CMA Fest 2014 Thomas Rhett CMA Fest 2014Umm, so Hunter Hayes kind of blew my mind.  My thoughts about him were that he is a young, attractive, talentless guy who wrote a song that a bunch of girls like.  I am just going to be honest.  But I watched him LAY IT DOWN on stage.  I mean, he brought this over-worked, exhausted Stevie Ray Vaughan fan to her feet.  I am not kidding.  I will be watching this guy. Hunter Hayes CMA Fest 2014 Zac Brown Band CMA Fest 2014Richie Sambora (guitarist for Bon Jovi) singing “Wanted Dead or Alive” with Zac Brown.  Man, this guy is awesome.  Also, he super reminds me of Stevie Ray Vaughan with facial expressions like that… Richie Sambora CMA Fest 2014 Lady Antebellum CMA Fest 2014I actually had far superior photos of Brad Paisley, but they got messed up when right before I went into the pit to take those images, I fell (I mean I REALLY busted it) in front of about 2000 people.  Not kidding.  Camera was ok but my settings got messed up and, yeah, well I went home with two bruised knees. Geez. Brad Paisley CMA Fest 2014

  • Kelly - July 8, 2014 - 1:51 pm

    love these!!!

  • Luana Rizo - July 9, 2014 - 5:47 am

    awesome pictures thanks for sharing

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