May 14, 2013

Announcing the Second Annual BMI Tailgate Party at the 2013 CMA Music Festival in Nashville

Headliners Include Thomas Rhett, Josh Thompson, Jon Pardi and Brazilbilly

Media Alert

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) ®, the leading global music rights organization, announces the BMI Tailgate Party at the CMA Music Festival. The second annual BMI Tailgate Party will showcase a top-notch lineup of the genre’s best emerging bands and underscore BMI’s vital role as an early support system for songwriters. Touted as The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience, the 2013 CMA Music Festival will take over Downtown Nashville from June 6-9.

Thursday, June 6 - Sunday, June 9
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

In order of appearance:
• DJ Du - Thursday, June 6 - Sunday, June 9 at 4:00 p.m. and in between sets
• Joey Hyde - Thursday, June 6 at 4:30 p.m.
• Joel Crouse - Thursday, June 6 at 5:15 p.m.
• Thomas Rhett - Thursday, June 6 at 6:00 p.m.
• Lindsay Ell - Friday, June 7 at 4:30 p.m.
• David Fanning - Friday, June 7 at 5:15 p.m.
• Josh Thompson - Friday, June 7 at 6:00 p.m.
• Westbound Rangers - Saturday, June 8 at 4:30 p.m.
• Native Run - Saturday, June 8 at 5:15 p.m.
• Jon Pardi - Saturday, June 8 at 6:00 p.m.
• Curious Band - Sunday, June 9 at 4:30 p.m.
• The Railers - Sunday, June 9 at 5:15 p.m.
• Brazilbilly - Sunday, June 9 at 6:00 p.m.

LP Field
1 Titans Way
Nashville, TN 37213

As an initial point of contact for burgeoning artists, BMI serves as a fundamental bridge, connecting promising talent with industry decision-makers, as well as invaluable opportunities, including performance slots on stages at SXSW, the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Lollapalooza, the Hangout Music Festival, the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and more. Last year’s BMI Tailgate Party headliners, Florida Georgia Line, became the biggest success story of the past year.

Originally started as Fan Fair® in 1972, the legendary event has featured performances by every major star in the format. What started with 5,000 fans has grown to a daily attendance of more than 71,000 representing every state and two dozen foreign countries.  Featuring concerts, autograph signings, family activities, and more, CMA Music Festival is the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience – a four-day celebration of America’s music. CMA Music Festival is a four-time winner of the International Entertainment Buyers Association’s LIVE! Award for Festival of the Year. 

Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music. BMI represents the public performance rights in more than 7.5 million musical works created and owned by more than 600,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers. The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots music. Today, the musical compositions in BMI’s repertoire, from chart toppers to perennial favorites span all genres of music and are consistently among the most-performed hits of the year. For additional information and the latest BMI news, visit, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) Facebook page.

Media Contact:
Natasha Powell, BMI
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