Now that the 2014 CMA Festival is in our rear view window, I spoke to the MTS Management Group artists that performed on various different stages and signed autographed and met with fans inside the City Center about their experience.
For some of them it was their first time attending the CMA Festival and/or participating in it. For others, this was not their first time but it sure sounds like it was their best time. I asked each one of them for feedback about their experience. This is what they told me and I quote:
JOSEY MILNER – www.JoseyMilnerMusic.com
CMA Music Fest 2014 was a huge success. Compared to my experience from last year, this year was incredible. Not only did I have several more showcases, but I was able to attend the CMT awards. That in it made this year’s trip completely memorable. MTS Management provided me with so many opportunities that I was completely blessed and fortunate for. Being able to meet all the people that I did, famous, on the rise, or just country music fans in general, was awesome. Nashville just has an amazing atmosphere and wonderful people, especially during CMA Music Fest. I could not help but smile the whole time I was there. Thank you to everyone that allowed me to perform and for the experience/opportunity. I definitely cannot wait for next year!
ALYSSA MORRISSEY - http://alyssamorrissey.com/
We had such a blast being a part of CMA Fest this year! The shows were a lot of fun and it was very cool making some new fans down there! We got to see some amazing shows. Florida Georgia Line killed it Saturday night at the LP Field! Thanks everyone for all the support! Can't wait to do it all again next year!
MATT WILLIAMS - http://www.mattwilliamsproductions.com/
"We all had a great time in Nashville this past week. Thanks to
everyone who came out and watched us perform & for all the amazing
feedback on our songs & our current single, Make Love Tonight! We love our fans & it was great to connect with you all at CMA Fest. On behalf of Adam, Alyssa & I...thank you to our great team for making it a memorable CMA week! We'll see you next year. Cheers!"
DOUG BRINEY - http://www.dougbriney.com/
This was my very first CMA Fest and I was thrilled to be a part of it. From the first day the treatment by the staff was fantastic. I was blessed to meet several of the people I've looked up to for many years in this industry, Stella Parton, Lulu Roman, Ricky Skaggs and many many more. I was invited to play 4 different showcases during the week and had another performance on Saturday evening. During the showcases I was able to perform with many of the people I've already mentioned as well as one of my childhood crushes, Irlene Mandrell. During two of the showcases I was able to share the stage with other MTS Artists and get to know them a bit better in the process, Matt and Alyssa, Josey Milner, Amy Rose and Marshal Dane. It was a very busy week and with waking up each morning and being at work at 5:30 then out each night until late, it was a tiring week, but at the same time I was more energized and excited to be a part of it. Thank you to my manager Michael Stover with MTS Management, to the Wheeling Jamboree folks and Scott Sexton, Donna Nolan-Wilson and Lee Rascone as well as Nashville Universe for making it all possible.
AMY ROSE - amyrosemusic.com/
Such an amazing honor to be part of Country Music's most happening
P.A.R.T.Y. of the year!!! Got to meet & greet with some of country music's finest and be part of some incredible shows that have made memories to last in my books!!! So here's to a kick butt CMA Fest 2014!!!
JIGGLEY JONES - http://jiggleyjones.com
One of the coolest events you'll ever attend is the CMA Fest. I am lucky enough to not only attend the last two years, but perform also. As always I was sad when I left feeling like I didn't really get my fill. The tight itinerary that I went down there with put me in an "all business" mode, giving me little time to soak in the party. Doesn't matter though because the adventure was awesome. Getting to meet some people that I've been wanting to meet and hanging out with some I already knew was the best part of the experience, though the performances ran a close second, Ha-Ha. Great time !!
MARSHALL DANE - http://www.marshalldane.com/
#CMAfest 2014 was a wonderful introduction to the wonderful things ahead this year and the years to come.
Marshall actually did a recap of his Nashville CMA Festival experience and you can see that on his Facebook page.
I would say it was a totally fun and successful trip for the artists that work with MTS and it sounds like everybody can’t wait until next year.
For more about MTS Management Group and what they do for music artists, go to http://www.MTSManagementGroup.com