CMA fest rewind.

June 26, 2015

as some of you more observant readers may have picked up on, a blog-writing-overachiever i am not. i’m a back row blogger. yep, that’s me. i like to think of my method as an extra challenging approach to blogging. i mean writing about something right after it happens is so, so simple-minded. but writing about something over a YEAR after it happens?? well now, that’s just flat out brain olympics right there. seriously. who’s the overachiever now?!

boom. that just happened.

so to keep things extra mystical and magical…this is a little REWIND blog about our CMA fest experience from 2014. not to be confused with the recent CMA fest that just happened a few weeks ago. (you better pour a drink for this blog…it’s all downhill from here).

when great american country asked us to attend CMA fest 2014, they asked if we could appear on-stage. and by “on-stage” they meant at LP field, in front of 65,000 people.

but first…a little press time with cute farmers and cute property brothers….

it’s such a harddddd job.

like seriously…so. VERY, very difficult.


after our backstage shenanigans, it was time to do what we came to do. join storme warren on stage in front of 65,000 people. nevermind the fact that i had been stung by 2, yes TWO, yellow jackets in BOTH, yes BOTH of my calves before we ever left texas. and my legs were therefore so swollen i couldn’t wear boots (you really can’t make this up….TWO yellowjacket STINGS. one in each calf. days before the CMA fest. and yes, clearly i’m allergic). nevermind the fact that i had a huge pimple on my chin. nevermind the fact that we both thought we were going to throw up. literally. like barf right there backstage all over the band perry. the show must go on. fat calves or no fat calves. pimple or no pimple.

first, with cute boys pre-show…

and then…we were kidnapped by blake shelton while backstage. we put up quite a struggle (as is quite obvious by this picture)…but in the end, we let him have his way with us.

and later, just us to announce miranda lambert….

and yes, it was later confirmed that amie’s vintage beaded sparkle shirt could be seen from space.


in addition to our big night with 2 big calves at LP field…(watch here…)


we pretty much had an awesome time in nashville.

we flipped out when we saw our own BENCH at CMA fest…

soooo we had to take moms picture…

and our dad’s…


and tracy & archie’s…

and all the girls…

and our own…

annddddd later with jep and jessica robertson…

andddd the farm kings had a bench too. so we took a picture.

yes, we went a little crazy with the park benches.

and always a FAVORITE stop of ours is the legendary. the epic. the awesome COUNTRY MUSIC HALL of FAME.

where our MAMA TRIED tank is on display…thanks to miranda lambert’s 2015 KEROSENE video.

and i’m throwing this picture in because it’s just so awesome.

she was in nashville for 2 nights, y’all. TWO NIGHTS. and she took over 100 pounds of luggage. i ain’t kiddin’.

thanks for the good times, nashville….you’re one of our fave cities in america!

P.S. for all those that are wondering…link to amie’s boots here – archie’s bag here – gypsy georgia’s boots here

P.S.S. biggo special thanks to WILD BLEU for my totally amazingly awesome belt i wore at LP field!

P.S.S.S. and lastly….big photo cred and video cred shout out to matt blair!!

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  • Reply Tamara June 26, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    So fun! love the photos… good for you gals!

    Tamara <3

  • Reply Mariana June 29, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    I laughted out loud bout the benches!! Y’all are too cute, and I remember being so proud and happy for y’all about this night! (may have even cried some happy tears!) xoxoxo

    • Reply Jolie June 29, 2015 at 12:27 pm

      awwww…thank you sooo much!!!! we keep pinching ourselves!

  • Reply Pam bennetts June 29, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Now blog about 2015!!!

    • Reply Jolie June 29, 2015 at 12:27 pm

      i’ll put it on my calendar for 2016! 🙂

  • Reply Cathy June 29, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Love you guys!

  • Reply Mom2Smithboys June 29, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    So funny! I’m sitting here at the office giggling as I read your article. Thanks for the recap from 2014 and for capturing some great pics. You girls are rockin’ it for Texas both on the CMA’s and on GAC!

  • Reply Meagan June 29, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    It was a pleasure meeting y’all after the big show last year! (I was Matt’s photog sidekick.) Been a JG supporter for years and hope to make it to Round Top one day!

    • Reply Jolie July 6, 2015 at 10:49 am

      you too meagan!!! we loveeeee matt so much! you definitely need to get him back down to the lone star state!

  • Reply Gail June 29, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Well, Nashville has always been on my bucket list. I guess I’ll have to revise my list so that I am in Nashville during CMA fest. How fun!!! By the way, Round Top is also on my bucket list.

    • Reply Jolie July 6, 2015 at 10:48 am

      yes! you must go!!! and you should for sureeeeee come to round top! just be sure it’s on a weekend…it’s a sleepy little town with NOTHING open during the week!:)

  • Reply Julia June 30, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Amy, you and that Farm King guy make a gorgeous looking couple.

    • Reply Jolie July 6, 2015 at 10:47 am

      hahaaaa…i agree!! now just to get him to move down south….

  • Reply Sally Allen June 30, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    Love your show ! The blog is cute, too ! Sorry I missed you @ the CMAfest.A new fan, Sally Allen

  • Reply Linda Delp January 10, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Looking forward to new episodes on GAC. Any idea on if or when they’ll be coming? Seems like we’ve been waiting a long time.

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