Country Heat Weekly’s Kelly Sutton and Amber Anderson to emcee on Nissan Stadium stage and host CMA Close Up Stage “Artist of the Day” interviews
Fan Fair X artist meet & greet appearances by BRELAND, Priscilla Block, Niko Moon, and more announced.
Amazon Music, in collaboration with the Country Music Association (CMA), announced today multiple star-studded events to occur throughout CMA Fest, June 9-12. The activations include artist meet & greet appearances, the CMA Close Up Stage “Artist of the Day” interviews, and appearances by Country Heat Weekly podcast co-hosts Kelly Sutton and Amber Anderson.
Artist meet & greet appearances in the Amazon Music Activation Space at Fan Fair X will occur every day of CMA Fest. Participating artists include Niko Moon, BRELAND, Shy Carter, Frank Ray, Matt Stell, Conner Smith, Willie Jones, Priscilla Block, Kidd G, Reyna Roberts, Lainey Wilson, Lindsay Ell, and Lily Rose. View full schedule HERE.
Kelly Sutton and Amber Anderson, hosts of the popular Amazon Original Country Heat Weekly podcast, will also make numerous appearances throughout the four-day event. Sutton and Anderson are set to host “Artist of the Day” interviews on the CMA Close Up Stage at Fan Fair X. Country superstars Russell Dickerson, Kelsea Ballerini, and Luke Bryan have already been announced for the June 9, June 10, and June 11, respectively. On Sunday, June 12, Sutton and Anderson will serve as house emcees on the Nissan Stadium stage from 7-11 p.m.
Screenings and panels for the Amazon Original documentary film For Love & Country will also occur during CMA Fest. An in-depth discussion of the film with a number of its stars will be held on the CMA Close Up Stage at Fan Fair X on June 10 at 12 p.m., and screenings of the film will take place at the National Museum of African American Music on June 10 and June 11, both at 2 p.m. For Love & Country observes country music’s complicated past and how the music industry itself helped to enshrine a skewed version of the genre, its artists, and fans. Directed by photographer and director Joshua Kissi, For Love & Country examines country music through the personal stories of a new generation of Black artists claiming space in Nashville—and helping to transform the genre in the process. For Love & Country is out in the Amazon Music app and on Prime Video.
About CMA Fest
The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience began in 1972 as Fan Fair, which drew 5,000 fans to Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium. Now celebrating its 49th year, the legendary festival has become the city’s signature Country Music event that hosts tens of thousands of fans from all 50 states and 37 international countries. CMA Fest features hundreds of artists performing—all to benefit music education. CMA Fest is a one-of-a-kind festival with artists donating their time to perform so ticket proceeds can directly benefit high-quality music programs across the country through the CMA Foundation. This is the 19th-consecutive year CMA has produced a summer music program to be broadcast as a network television special.