CMA Country Music Festival–Nashville–June 2015

CMA Country Music Festival–Nashville–June 2015

Country Music’s Biggest Party

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Join award winning singer- songwriter DIANNA CORCORAN for the Country Music Fan’s Ultimate Tour


Drawing on inspiration from love, life and her family, two time Golden Guitar Winner Dianna Corcoran is one of Australian country music’s most distinguished vocal and songwriting talents. Dianna released her first album – “Little Bit Crazy” – in 2003 and won the Australian Country Music Golden Guitar for New Talent of the Year the following year. After numerous writing and recording stints in the US, Dianna’s debut was followed by her brilliant second release – “Then There’s Me”. This album earned Dianna her second Golden Guitar – the prestigious title of Female Artist of the Year at the 2008 Australian Country

Music awards. She was deployed three times with the Australian Defence Force to perform for troops serving overseas. Dianna has a “down to earth, country girl” approach, two multi-award winning albums under her belt and over 400 awards throughout her career.



Your 4 day pass includes


Reserved floor level seating at the night time concerts at the stadium; All-Star Lineups at LP Field, Riverfront Park, Bridgestone Arena Plaza, The Buckle Stage.


Fan Fair® Hall features autograph sessions and pictures with the stars, plus interactive displays, lifestyle exhibits and Acoustic Corner performances.

SPECIAL ACCESS: Get stage-front at LP Field and Riverfront Park in the Fan Photo Lines, reserved for 4-day ticket holders; Ride the convenient shuttle between Festival venues.

MORE: Outdoor themed areas with activities, freebies and more in the The Buckle, Fan Alley and the Beach.


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Day 1. June 05 – Australia – Los Angeles

Fly to Los Angeles where you will be met and transferred to the Hacienda Hotel. Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel then join the line-dancing in the Western Bar.

Day 2. June 06 – Los Angeles – Disneyland

A fun day as we head off to Disneyland. Enjoy the rides, see your favourite characters, soak up the atmosphere of ‘Main Street’ and the eight ‘lands’ of the magic kingdom.

Day 3. June 07 – Fly from LA to Memphis

We transfer to LA airport for our flight to Memphis, home of the Blues and the ‘Birthplace of Rock and Roll’. We’ll arrive mid afternoon and transfer to our downtown hotel. Tonight take a stroll down Beale Street where many musicians started their career.

Day 4. June 08 – Memphis sightseeing

Today we tour Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley and his extended family. On our tour we visit the infamous ‘Jungle Room’ along with his trophy room which houses his collection of gold and platinum records. Our tour also includes admission to the museums with cars and aircraft collections and other memorabilia. We then move on to the Sun Studio Museum which was once a recording studio and where Elvis was discovered. Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins & Jerry Lee Lewis all recorded in the studio which is now Heritage listed. Then we visit the Rock & Soul Museum – a place which puts Gospel, Country, the Blues, Bluegrass and Soul music into perspective and shows how it not only shaped the Elvis sound but changed music forever.

Day 5. June 09 – Day trip to Johnny Cash’s boyhood home

Today we will visit the house which Johnny Cash lived in with his parents. It is located in Dyess, Arkansas and has been preserved by the townsfolk for all to visit and step back in time to the days when Johnny Cash was a boy.

Day 6. June 10 – Memphis – Nashville

We set off for Nashville on our air conditioned coach. On the way, we’ll stop at the ranch of country music star Loretta Lynn, and after taking a tour through this famous house we will have a ‘southern style’ lunch at the nearby Loretta Lynn kitchen restaurant.  On arrival in Nashville enjoy a short tour of the city before checking in to the fabulous Gaylord Opryland Resort (pictured) . Our home for six nights, the hotel features an exquisite indoor atrium with its own river and waterfalls. Tonight we’ll get together to relax over a few informal drinks.



Day 7. June 11 – CMA Festival

Today is the first day of the CMA Country Music Festival. Meet in the lobby for the shuttle bus transfer downtown. Why not start at the Riverfront Park? Find a comfortable place, sit back and be entertained by some of Country’s best performers. Take a stroll along Broadway past the bars and restaurants in which many famous performers were discovered. Check your guide to see if your favourite performer is hosting an autograph session. This evening is the opening night of the 4 days of concerts and our reserved seats are right there on the field at the stadium. The performance begins at 7pm and is non stop until 11pm. You can join the shuttle back to the hotel, or stay in town and ‘whoop it up’.



Day 8. June 12 – CMA Festival 

Take the shuttle downtown at your own pace today. Check your guide for performance times and autograph signing information. The Riverfront stages host some very talented new artists – well worth a visit. This evening enjoy the big name stars at the second night of the Festival.

Day 9. June 13 – CMA Festival – Studio B, Country Music Hall of Fame, Grand Ole Opry

We will meet this morning and take our shuttle to Studio B for a visit to this famous studio and a walk down memory lane. Located on Music Row, RCA Studio B is the oldest surviving recording studio in Nashville, and one of the most distinguished studios in the world. More than 35,000 songs were recorded in the legendary space — over 1,000 of these became hits. Then we’ll rejoin our shuttle to the Country Music Hall of Fame for our visit to this fabulous exhibition. Later, meet at 2.30 at the Ryman Auditorium for the matinee session of the Grand Ole Opry. This famous radio show has been playing Country Music to America for over 80 years. Tonight there are more artists on show.

Day 10. June 14 – CMA Festival 

This is the last day of the festival and your chance to do the things you haven’t got around to until now! Tonight’s show draws some huge stars so don’t miss out.

Day 11. June 15 – Jack Daniels Tour

Today we head to Lynchburg, home of Jack Daniels, where we tour the famous distillery. We’ll lunch at Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House Restaurant in Main Street. Enjoy the down-home cooking just like Mr. Jack did a century ago. We return to our hotel in the late afternoon. Tonight we’ll meet for informal farewell drinks.

Day 12. June 16 – Depart Nashville or extend (see below)

Transfer to Nashville Airport for our flight via LA.

Day 13. June 17 – In flight

Day 14. June 18 – Arrive Australia



Enjoy the sights and sounds of the city known as ‘The Big Easy’ before heading to the bright lights, shows and shopping in Las Vegas.
Flights Nashville-New Orleans-Las Vegas – Los Angeles
3 nights in New Orleans
2 nights in Las Vegas
New Orleans City tour and Riverboat Cruise, Plantation tour or Bayou tour Transfers between airports and hotels

A$1290 pp twinshare A$490 sgl supp 


NEW ORLEANS – 3 nights

Experience the unique food and culture of the South in New Orleans

Flights Nashville – New Orleans – Los Angeles
3 nights in New Orleans
New Orleans City tour and Riverboat Cruise, Plantation tour or Bayou tour Transfers between airports and hotels

A$920 pp twinshare A$390 sgl supp



LAS VEGAS – 3 nights
Bright lights and fabulous shows, dining and casinos await in glittering Vegas.
Flights Nashville – Las Vegas – Los Angeles
3 nights in Las Vegas
Transfers between airports and hotels

A$890 pp twinshare A$490 sgl supp

Tour Price per person in A$ ex SYD or MEL

Description Price
Twin Share $7,990
Single supplement $1,300

Tour Includes
Return Economy airfares – Sydney or Melbourne to Los Angeles/Memphis-Nashville – including taxes 

  • 2 nights in Los Angeles w3 nights in Memphis
  • 6 nights in Nashville at The Gaylord Opryland Hotel
  • 4 day pass at CMA Music Fest in Nashville
  • Welcome dinner in Los Angeles
  • Visit to Disneyland
  • Visit to Graceland – including admission to Elvis’ car museum & aircraft collection.
  • Visit to the Rock & Soul Museum
  • Visit to Sun Studio
  • Day trip to Johnny Cash’s boyhood home in Arkansas

  • Visit to Loretta Lynn’s Ranch including lunch
  • Orientation tour of Nashville

  • Exclusive cocktail party in Nashville
  • Tour of Studio B

  • Entry to the Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Visit to the Grand Ole Opry

  • Tour of the Jack Daniels Distillery wLunch in Lynchburg
  • All transfers between airports and hotels

  • All travel by air-conditioned coaches
  • Elite Special Event Tours travel wallet

Not included: Meals other than listed in itinerary, tips, drinks, personal items.

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Pictures courtesy Tennessee Dept of Tourist Development & CMA. Please Note: Artists featured may not appear in 2015. Artist list not final at time of printing.



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