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The Bellamy Brothers played an entertaining set in front of thousands of fans at the Riverfront Park Daytime Stage on Thursday afternoon, despite a morning rain delay. The Brothers' classic, "Let Your Love Flow," recently achieved the BMI Five Million Performance Award and experienced a remarkable resurgence in popularity, shooting all the way up to No. 1 on the UK Country charts overseas, nearly 35 years after it was written.
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Digital Rodeo Plays It Straight...
Online social network and lifestyle community Digital Rodeo sponsored its first ever Celebrity Poker Tournament, hosted by Andy Griggs, at Cadillac Ranch on Thursday afternoon. The event also included a post-game guitar pull, featuring players like Steve Holy, Jeff Bates, Tracy Byrd, Hollywood Yates, Trent Willmon, Bryan White, Sunset Slim, Bo Bice, Whitney Duncan, Andy Griggs and more. Sunset Slim (pictured with Yates) beat out the field to take the tournament's top honors. The DR booth in the Convention Center also hosted dozens of artists during the week, including Megan Mullins, Jessica Harp, Adam Gregory, Point of Grace, Veronica Ballestrini, Sarah Buxton, Trailer Choir, the Dirt Brothers and more.
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Adam Gregory... He Sings! He Swings! He Signs! He Struts!
Adam Gregory had another successful CMA Music Fest week this year. He graced the catwalk at the Country Weekly fashion show, played some softball at the City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game, made the daily media rounds for interviews and took the opportunity to meet hundreds of excited fans at his booth signings during a packed Music Fest week. Adam was also given a special award before his performance at Cadillac Ranch for his involvement with Operation Troop Aid, an organization that sends supplies to troops overseas. (Photo by: Bev Moser/Moments By Moser)
Marsh On Solid Ground For Music Fest Debut...
Newcomer Amanda Marsh made her first visit to Music City and the CMA Music Festival this year. Along with her 18-year-old brother Travis (who is also an artist), the California-based duo performed at the Durango Acoustic Corner, hosted the Operation Troop Aid show and signed autographs at Amanda's booth. A solid stream of fans turned out from all corners of the country to meet the siblings in person. Amanda recently released her debut album, Love Is In The Details, which won a Mavric Music Award for Song of the Year. The pair also star in their own online drama series, Anywhere, which is directed by director Patrick Norris (Gossip Girls, Dawson's Creek, Friday Night Lights).
Telstra Winner Rocks Riverfront...
Australia's Peter McWhirter was the winner of this year's Telstra Road to Tamworth, the Aussie version of American Idol. As part of his prize package, the 19-year-old singer-songwriter performed on the Riverfront Park Daytime Stage in front of thousands of enthusiastic Music Fest concert-goers. He also played a set at Monday night's CMA Global Artist Party alongside other international performers from Australia, Ireland, the UK, Canada and New Zealand. He's currently spending a few weeks in Nashville working with producer Mark Moffatt on his debut album.
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