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Carrie! Keith! Luke! And Luke! CMA Fest Roars Back from Cancellations with Star-Packed Stadium Concerts
Highlights from the four nights of Nissan Stadium shows will be aired on ABC on Aug. 3
BRELAND Dazzles with Help from Friends Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Kane Brown, Mickey Guyton and More
The rising star uses his magnetic powers to attract a star-studded bill for a one-of-a-kind benefit concert in Nashville
Dierks Bentley's Kids Go Fishing with 'Uncle' Luke Bryan — See the Sweet Photos!
Dierks Bentley is dad to three children: Evie, 13, Jordan, 11, and Knox, 8
Keith Urban, Luke Combs, Lady A, Maren Morris and More! Stars Shine at Nashville Radio Gathering
New music and greatest hits abound at the annual Country Radio Seminar as artists work to wow broadcasters
Dierks Bentley Says CBS' New Year's Eve Live Is Going to Feel Like 'One Big Honky-Tonk Celebration'
The singer is set to co-headline CBS' New Year's Eve Live Celebration in Nashville with the Zac Brown Band and Dan + Shay
Go Inside the CMA Awards 2021 Portrait Studio — and Get the Story Behind the Strings
Country music is a community. Behind the headliners of every album and tour are the bands, the guitar techs, the session players, the repair shops, and other vital talents whose work you hear but don't necessarily see — until you take a closer look.  For this year's CMA Awards, I wanted to spotlight the inner workings of the Country Music industry and also celebrate a return to touring. This year's portrait studio is designed entirely out of upcycled guitar strings — more than 3,000 sets — that have been plucked and strummed by the industry's finest musicians. Over the past six months, I've collected approximately 16,500 individual strings from the bands of Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Ashley McBryde, Darius Rucker, Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Old Dominion, Brothers Osborne, Jimmie Allen, Dan + Shay, Little Big Town, Luke Combs, Zac Brown Band and Carly Pearce, as well as Grand Ole Opry players. Local guitar shops in Nashville like Gruhn Guitars, Carter Vintage Guitars, Corner Music and Artisan Guitars also graciously contributed used strings. These individual strings were soldered into 10-foot-long strands and arranged into a visually compelling backdrop for artists and other CMA attendees on the red carpet. The resulting portraits echo the experience of listening to your favorite country songs: You'll notice the star right away — but take a closer look and you'll find their hardworking community shining brightly right behind them.
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