Saturday, 9 November 2013

CMA Awards 2013: CMA 360 All Access

CMA Awards 2013: CMA 360 Backstage All Access

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Listen to backstage CMA 360 interviews + 
E! Entertainment interviews and a Danielle Bradbery live-tweet 

With CMA 360 it was All Access. All Night. All CMA at the CMA awards on Wednesday night November 6, 2013.
Fans could Tweet to unlock live streaming video to see Country’s hottest stars mingle backstage, parade on the red carpet and get ready to take stage the during the 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards.

You could pick your own CMA adventure, controlling the 8 cameras where you could view live from the carpet, from the star-packed front rows, and backstage with our CMA Awards 360 hosts!
The CMA’s hosts took you behind the scenes with live interviews backstage with stars before they went on stage for performances, presenting, or even the thrilling moment of winning an Award!

The CMA 360 presenters Kelly Sutton, Justin McIntosh and the stunning Brenna Mader were certainly well turned out for the awards ceremony, all looking resplendent.
CMA 360 Hosts: Kelly Sutton (L), Justin McIntosh, Brenna Mader (R)
About Kelly Sutton: She is an Emmy Award Winning Host, TV Media Personality and music lover. In September this year Kelly said goodbye to Fox 17 after 12 years as host at the local TV station due to a new direction shifted. Kelly started her own company, Firefly Media, and has been helping companies increase their presence through her expertise. She has been hired by Vanderbilt University, the Country Music Association and several others to represent them both on screen and behind the scenes. – Visit
The birthday girl Tweeted: Kelly Sutton @tvkellysutton 6 Nov RT @MicheleNiec: It's @tvkellysutton's birthday today so #Nashville decided to throw her a little party. We're calling it the #CMAawards.

About Justin McIntosh – He is an Industry Insider, music, film and theatre lover. In August 2010 Starstruck Entertainment hired him as their Creative Media & Marketing Director, a newly-created position. Justin previously served as Manager of Web Services and Marketing for Big Machine Label Group. Justin’s role is developing new media and marketing opportunities for Starstruck clients like Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton and more.
CMA Tweet Justin McIntosh @justinmcintosh Here we go! LIVE on !!! #CMAawards #CMA360 #countrymusic  

About Brenna Mader: Born Feb, 23 1989 she is a graduate of Belmont University in Nashville gaining a degree in Broadcast Journalism. 
As an aspiring television host she has been the face of Superfan weekends on GAC (Great American Country).On Oct 8, 2012 she was crowned Miss Tennessee USA 2013 at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville. She represented Tennessee at the 2013 Miss USA pageant. Mader may be a familiar face to some country music fans. 

Among the country music videos in which she has appeared are “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking” by Blake Shelton, “I Run to You” by Lady Antebellum, “Trail of Lies” by Katie Armiger(video) and “Another Try” by Josh Turner. She has also appeared in commercials for Country Music Television, Nashville Public Television and the U.S. Military. A professional model, she has posed for Jack Daniels, Jovani, Stetson and several others. 
As an avid traveller, Brenna has visited 43 states and 8 countries and is passionate about seeing as much of the world as she can. She also has a strong passion for holistic health and nutrition.  See photo !

In the hours before the awards, during and after ceremony the camera caught every move.

Backstage the CMA 360 hosts caught up with:
a) Eric Paslay (EMI Records Nashville): Is known for  co-writing Jake Owen's number-one single "Barefoot Blue Jean Night", Eli Young Band's "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" and Love and Theft's single "Angel Eyes" and album cuts for Lady Antebellum.

b) Thomas Rhett (Big Machine Records); Co-wrote the song "I Ain't Ready to Quit" on Jason Aldean's 2010 album My Kinda Party and signed a recording contract with Valory Music Group division in 2011. In early 2012, he released his debut single, "Something to Do with My Hands", followed later that year by "Beer with Jesus". His third single, "It Goes Like This", topped the Country Airplay chart and has to date peaked at #2 on the Hot Country Songs. Rhett also co-wrote the 2013 singles "1994" by Jason Aldean, "Parking Lot Party" by Lee Brice, and "Round Here" by Florida Georgia Line.

c) Florida Georgia Line (Big Machine Label): The duo composed of Brian Kelley (from Ormond Beach, Florida) and Tyler Hubbard (from Monroe, Georgia) have had a massive year. Having opened for Luke Bryan, Brantley Gilbert, Jake Owen, Colt Ford, and Dierks Bentley they now headliners themselves. Their smash hit “Cruise” has gone 6X platinum and they re-wrote the history books with most weeks at No.1 on Hot Country Songs. Their singles "Get Your Shine On" and "Round Here" were No1’s on Billboard Country Airplay from their Platinum album, released December 2012,  HERE'S TO THE GOOD TIMES,  which has topped the Country album chart for 8-weeks so far.

CMA Awards 2013 - CMA 360 Screen Captures
d) Caroline Kole is a newbie 16 year old singer/songwriter. Her video "Money to Me" was on CMT Pure, and her single released to iTunes. She has toured with Reba McEntire. Caroline is signed to Starstruck Records and Sony/ATV Music Publishing. More details - Facebook - CarolineKole

e) Chaley Rose (aka Zoey, Scarlett's childhood best friend on the Nashville ABC TV drama series) moved to New York as singer then moved onto acting and landed the role in Nashville. Listen to “Wayfaring Stranger” (A Cappella Version) [feat. Chaley Rose]

f) David Nail (Mercury Records Nashville), the 34-year country music artist released the album I'm About to Come Alive in 2009. It produced three singles: the title track, "Red Light", and "Turning Home"; the latter two reached Top 20. His second studio album, The Sound of a Million Dreams, was released in November 2011. He is known for his "Let It Rain" No. 1 hit from January 2012. He married long-time girlfriend Catherine Werne on June 6, 2009.

g) Big & Rich (Warner Bros. Nashville): The country music duo composed of Big Kenny and John Rich were up for the Vocal Duo award for the second year running. In July 2013, Rich announced that the duo had begun work on their fifth studio album.

Camera’s caught all the stars making their arrivals. Cassadee Pope (Republic Nashville) was seen braving the Nashville rain to go and meet her cheering fans. The former Hey Monday lead singer artist became the first female winner of The Voice. The "Wasting All These Tears" singer’s debut solo country album, FRAME BY FRAME, was released on October 8, 2013. The album debuted at #9 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Top Country Albums charts.

>> Listen to live segments 1 - 13 using the player below and select from the sidebar options to listen to backstage interviews, red carpet review, Live award telecast and more.

The 6 hours, Carpet, Backstage, behind the scene and press room footage has been archived at

If you have over 30 hours to spare you can watch the CMA 360 Camera’s #1 to #5 archived event footage at

Also check out the E! Entertainment red carpet interviews:

Miranda Lambert Stuns in Blue at the CMAs: The 2013 CMA Awards winner talked to E! Entertainment about getting in shape as she turns 30! Plus, she talks about her dress and hear about her holiday plans with hubby Blake Shelton. >> Video

Scotty McCreery Hits the Books: The country singer talked to E! Entertainment about going back to school and recording music at the 2013 CMA Awards. Plus, hear about his hobby outside of singing! >> Video

Danielle Bradbery live-tweet
Winning NBC’s “The Voice” this past July was just the beginning of many big moments for Danielle.

Just weeks away from the launch of her debut Country album (out Nov 25th), Danielle attended the CMA Awards on Wednesday night aware that fans are the ones who crowned her with “The Voice” title this past summer with their phone votes.
Danielle has continued to engage and grow her fan base by taking them along on her journey via social media, from recording her first single in the studio to shooting her first music video.
I could not be more excited to be attending the CMA Awards this week!” exclaimed Danielle. “I can’t wait to share my experience with all of my fans…it’s like they will be sitting right next to me during Country music’s biggest night! Thank you CMA!”
At her first CMA Awards experience she used the opportunity to do a live tweet. See what she had to say on November 6th by following her here

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