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CMA Fest: 50 Years of Fan Fair Documentary Now Available On HULU

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For fans who are already missing CMA Fest and looking forward to 2024, the Country Music Association has recently released a film to help you relive the magical moments of 50 years of Fan Fair history.

“CMA Fest: 50 Years of Fan Fair,” an original documentary film tells the story of the world’s largest and longest-running Country Music festival, CMA Fest. The documentary debuted on Hulu Wednesday, July 5, “CMA Fest: 50 Years of Fan Fair” celebrates the festival’s humble beginnings as Fan Fair in 1972, its move to the Tennessee State Fairgrounds in 1982 and then ultimately to downtown Nashville in 2001, where the festival now draws 90,000 fans a day, across four days, with attendees from all 50 states and 51 countries.

 

The 75-minute documentary features exclusive interviews with many of Country Music’s most notable artists including Bill Anderson, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, BRELAND, Brooks & Dunn, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Shy Carter, Luke Combs, Valierie Ellis Hawkins, Vince Gill, Wynonna Judd, Miranda Lambert, Patty Loveless, Reba McEntire, Mark Miller, Craig Morgan, Lorrie Morgan, Dolly Parton, Carly Pearce, Jeannie Seely, Blake Shelton, Frankie Staton, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Lainey Wilson, Trisha Yearwood and Chris Young.

“CMA Fest has taken several shapes throughout its storied history,” says CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern. “As we step into our 50th year, our hope with this film is to underscore the one thing that has remained with the festival—its heart. We are thrilled to share the evolution and magic of this incredible event with the Hulu audience.” 

CMA Fest celebrated its historic milestone 50th anniversary June 8-11, 2023, in downtown Nashville, featuring hundreds of artists performing across multiple stages and offering fans from around the globe a festival experience unlike any other. 

CMA Fest is uniquely programmed with artists donating their time so a portion of ticket proceeds can be invested in high-quality music education programs across the U.S. through the organization’s philanthropic arm, the CMA Foundation.

ABC will air its annual “CMA Fest” network primetime special on July 19th.

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