CMA FEST Day 1 & 2

 Hey Hey Y'all! How was your weekend? I feel like I am finally getting life back on track after CMA FEST!! 

So I thought it would be fun for the FIRST recap! 

Y'all We had the BEST time. We were exhausted but we came home so happy! 

Let's start with Wednesday, June 8th- I picked up Leigh Anne and we were on the road by 2:30 headed to Chattanooga (the halfway point to Nashville) 

We got to the hotel and took pictures of the girls gifts before heading to dinner. We stayed at the Hampton Inn and Suites. 

If you can't tell, we LOVE a girls gift. 

Thursday, June 9th- 

We got to the hotel super early and being so early our room wasn't ready but we did park our car and headed to Riverfront. 

Artists started at 10am-5pm at Riverfront. 

Riverfront is FREE! 

This was the NEW RiverSide Retreat. 

We paid an extra $307 for this area. We do think it was worth it just for the AC/flushing porta potties. However, we have several suggestions for them to improve this area for 2023. 😆 

We made sure to drink TONS of water. But they had the metal bottles and they were SO HARD to open. The first one I opened, I sliced my finger and it took us a minute to get it to stop. We went to the first aid for a  band aid. 


Lots of boats. 

We left Riverfront around 3 and headed to Luke's 32 Bridge for a late lunch. 

Everything was served in plastic but the bartender found me a REAL GLASS! 

After we ate, we walked back to the hotel to bring up our luggage and look what we passed! 

The Beignet Box!! 

We got our luggage up with the help of David. One of the valet managers. Bless him, he felt sorry for us! 

We got settled and literally CRASHED on the bed. 

We regrouped, changed, and stopped by FGL House for a quick dinner and by 8 we were in our seats ready for the FIRST night at Nissan Stadium. 


Zac Brown 

Darius Rucker 

Jason Aldean

Zac Brown 

We left a little early and Keith Urban CLOSED the first night! 

Friday, June 10th- 

We enjoyed a little slower morning on Friday. We were not dying to see anyone at Riverfront so we started the day with a charcuterie board and mimosas! 

A little before 11, we made it to FanFair X. 

We walked around and looked who we "bumped" into 😉😉😉😉

Oh George! 

At 11:30, We got in line for a meet and greet with Tyler Farr. 

I was not expecting him to be so short! HA 

We got him to sign our koozies! 

See my blood stains from the stupid water can from yesterday! HA 

Then we made it to the Chevy Vibes stage to see Chuck Wicks. 

After Chuck, we walked up to Sixty Vines and enjoyed a glass of wine. Well I did, Leigh Anne did not like hers. 

Cute Little Photo opt.

We finally made it to the Dr. Pepper AMP Stage to see Conner Smith. 

His Song I HATE ALABAMA is what he is known for right now! 

We raced back to the Chevy Vibes stage to see Nate Smith and as we were about to go through the security gates a couple asked if we would like their upfront seats in an area that offered free drinks and snacks. UMMM YES! Thank you so much! 

We stopped back by the room for a quick nap and shower. 
We grabbed dinner at Tequila Cowboy on our way to Nissan Stadium. 

At our seats with drinks by 7:45. 

Deana Carter. 

Kelsea Ballerini. 

Thomas Rhett

Gabby Barrett. 

Carly Pearce with Wynonna Judd

Kane Brown closed NIGHT 2! 

I will recap Days 3 & 4 thi week. 

If you have any questions about CMA FEST, drop them in the comments and I will try to answer them 

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