Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Be Honest, Just Call It Fan Fair

by Gail Kerr
Sunday, June 17


This year's CMA Music Festival busted all attendance records, with 191,154 tickets sold over the four-day event.

With record crowds downtown came mega spending by tourists. A national TV special will show highlights. In short, the Country Music Association's flagship festival was an unquestionable success.

So can we please just change the name back to Fan Fair?

Might as well make it official, because that's what everybody calls it. Travel agencies are already promoting "Fan Fair 2008." Stars called it Fan Fair on camera. The band Burrito Deluxe sent out a press release saying they made a "media splash … at Fan Fair."

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em, CMA. Hold a big star-studded press conference and announce the new name: the CMA Fan Fair Music Festival. Or Fan Fair for short.

Read the full article in the Tennessean

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