ASCAP Presents at CMA Music Festival 2016
June 13, 2016
ASCAP presented three days of live music during this year's CMA Music Festival. On Thursday, June 9th and Friday, June 10th, ASCAP curated performances from emerging songwriter-artists Carlton Anderson, Jeston Cade, Hannah Dasher, Hannah Ellis, Emily Hackett, Jillian Jacqueline, Hunter Phelps, Jameson Rogers, Brent Rupard and CJ Solar on the Budweiser Acoustic Stage at Ascend Amphitheater.
On Saturday, June 11th, ASCAP Presented a special Hit Songwriters Round at the HGTV Lodge, hosted by Kelly Sutton and HGTV's Property Brothers stars Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott. The round featured top ASCAP songwriters Chris DeStefano ("Something in the Water" - Carrie Underwood), Ashley Gorley ("T-Shirt" - Thomas Rhett), Jon Nite ("Break on Me" - Keith Urban) and Deric Ruttan ("Came Here to Forget" - Blake Shelton). The Scott brothers, who are also songwriter-artists, hosted a meet and greet immediately following the round and performed an acoustic version of their song, "Let the Night Shine In."