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We also have to give a lot of credit to the Tennessee Titans organization at LP Field for working tirelessly to get the stadium in shape for the Nightly Concerts, TV production, media interview space and much more. And of course, the entire CMA staff, led by our Chairman of the Board Steve Moore, worked as a team to make this year's event the best yet.
We were thrilled with the results! This was the biggest CMA Music Festival in its year history, with more than 65, fans from all 50 states and 26 countries in attendance each day.
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We always have strong performance lineups, but this year's artist roster was outstanding. Fans from around the globe came here to support our city while the locals came out in force to celebrate Nashville's signature music event. Is it only 42,? I am fortunate to work very closely with a great group of talented professionals, including my immediate supervisor Wendy Pearl Vice President of Corporate Communications and my colleagues Maria Eckhardt Manager of Media Relations and Dawn Fisher Communications Coordinator.
I write and distribute press releases and photo captions, pitch stories to the media, coordinate interviews for CMA executives and artists involved in our projects, create and plan media events, credential media and publicists for CMA events, determine media placement on the Red Carpet and in the Media Room at the CMA Awards, liaison with ABC publicists and our outside PR support on media plans for our television specials, oversee the balloting for the annual CMA Media Achievement Award, prepare reports and updates for our Board of Directors, send media database updates to our member publicists on a regular basis, host the Nightly Press Conferences during CMA Music Festival and more.
With the announcements for nominees happening this week, it's too soon to tell. I'm sure it will be another great show with all the talented artists in this format. I'm involved in the process of determining what date we announce the final nominations, where and how we announce, and what artists we secure to make the announcements, and coordinate media opportunities around the announcements. I write and distribute press releases announcing the performers and presenters for the Awards.
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I work with ABC, our outside PR support, and our artist publicists on securing artist interviews to promote the Awards and the format. I credential media and publicists for the Awards and determine media placement on the Red Carpet.
During the Awards, I route artists through the backstage press room for interviews. Our marketing team has research information that can be incredibly helpful to radio stations as they interact with potential sponsors, program stations, market themselves in their local area, create promotions and more. It's free content that is perfect for radio station websites.
We are the trade association for the Country Music industry, and we invite all Country radio stations and their employees to join so they can vote for the CMA Awards and participate in what we have to offer. What was that like? I absolutely adore Garth Brooks and will always be thankful for the role he played in my life and career, as well as the opportunities he gave me during the 11 years I worked with him. He's a brilliant artist, a smart businessman and a genuinely good person.
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Garth worked harder than any artist I have ever seen. He also treated everyone with respect and kindness. I am very proud of having worked with him. It's hard to sum up what working with him was like in such a short paragraph. It was a job filled with ups and downs just like all jobs, but it was also an adventure. I might spend one day on the phone securing media interviews for Garth's next album release, the next day arranging visits with children through the Make a Wish Foundation and the following day escorting a video crew to film Reba McEntire and Amy Grant for the "We Shall Be Free" music video.
We worked hard every day, but we also laughed every day and supported each other. What are your most memorable highlights? Meeting people from different cultures and seeing sites I had only seen in pictures was a fulfillment of a dream. Being in Ireland with Garth was an unreal experience, as he was beloved by the masses.
It was estimated in that one in four Irish households owned at least one Garth CD, and one newspaper claimed he was bigger than the Pope. One of my other favorite things from my time with Garth was working on the publicity for his concert in Central Park in Standing in Central Park working with the media covering the event while watching Garth perform a great show and at the same time watching the acres and acres of audience members having a blast was just a magical moment that I will never forget.
I've had too many great experiences to name here, but a few other memorable moments that come to mind right now are: Was this always something you wanted to do for a living? When I called, a woman answered the phone. I envisioned her in the kitchen, perhaps getting lunch ready for some farm hands. Within a week I had nearly a dozen albums in my possession, some autographed by the man himself. I instantly became a fan of his honest, direct, simple and beautiful western music. The club closed as soon as it was no longer a tax write-off for the owner, who reportedly owned a big percentage of the oil wells in Oklahoma at the time.
Nobody outside real cowboys had ever heard of Chris LeDoux, though he was a true superstar to many. Though LeDoux would record numerous albums with Nashville people, his best work remained those early records. When he hit the stage performing there were few rivals. Brooks has mentioned that his high-flying, high-energy shows were a direct ripoff of what LeDoux had been doing for years. LeDoux had battled health problems for decades, from bad knees thanks to wild horses to needing a liver transplant.
He came within a month or so of dying back in the early s before getting a transplant. We have always been proud to represent his music, and honored to call him our friend. Our thoughts go out to his wife, Peggy, and the LeDoux family. I spent a little time with Chris a couple different times. He sold his early work out of a trunk, along the harsh and rowdy rodeo circuits. His songs captured the romance, the freedom, the dirt and the hurt of rodeo, and drew fans who demanded tapes of his songs," his official website said.
One newspaper writer said the world should have mourned his passing more.