It’s no secret that I’m extremely excited to be making my second trip to Music City in the space of six months to photograph the 47th Annual CMA Awards at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on 6th November.
The trip kicks off with an International Media Reception the day before the event and culminates on the day with access to the red carpet followed by an in-house photographer’s seat during the Awards show. Once again hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, the night is sure to be filled with charisma and talented performances from this year’s nominees which include Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Jake Owen, Zac Brown Band, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan, Kacey Musgraves and loads more.
It’s going to be a different experience than the normal festival or concert shoot, and I’m eagerly awaiting full instructions as an awards show is new territory for me, but the anticipation of the challenge is really exciting and no doubt, the challenge itself will ultimately be rewarding. I’ll be in Nashville for five days and looking forward to catching up with the CMA Team, along with some great photographers I met during Music Fest in June.
The countdown has begun!