CMA - 2016

 

W O W. . . What a place I live in. The creative energy that surrounds the annual CMA Fest in Nashville Tennessee is an experience that is difficult to put into words. I am so blessed I had the opportunity to capture artists like Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, Lady Antebellum living out their passion for music.

Such a beautiful memory in the books that I will remember for as long as I live. 

 Little Big Town preformed their new hit 'Miracle' to the 70,000+ people at Nissan Stadium in honor of the tragic Orlando shooting that took place on 6.11.16. Being front + center on the second platform, watching LBT sing + hearing the crowds silence was simply, remarkable. The feeling of so many people near you that were just completely silent in respect of those lost made my eyes swell + my heart felt like bursting. I felt a knot in my stomach trying to comprehend the unbelievable; the wicked we have around us on this beautiful Earth.  It was within that moment I realized how lucky I truly am. To have family + friends that support me + believe in my dreams of making the world a better place with my pictures.   

Little Big Town preformed their new hit 'Miracle' to the 70,000+ people at Nissan Stadium in honor of the tragic Orlando shooting that took place on 6.11.16. Being front + center on the second platform, watching LBT sing + hearing the crowds silence was simply, remarkable. The feeling of so many people near you that were just completely silent in respect of those lost made my eyes swell + my heart felt like bursting. I felt a knot in my stomach trying to comprehend the unbelievable; the wicked we have around us on this beautiful Earth.

It was within that moment I realized how lucky I truly am. To have family + friends that support me + believe in my dreams of making the world a better place with my pictures.   

The following moments were pure ecstasy in the engagement they had with the crowd. Celebrating freedom + LOVE for everyone is so important + should live within everyones spirits. 

"What divine timing it is that we had this new song come out + have this terrible tragedy. This song was meant for them." - Karen Fairchild 

 "HEY pretty lady with the big camera!" - Guitar Men   "SMILE!"   Result: Awesome. 

"HEY pretty lady with the big camera!" - Guitar Men 

"SMILE!" 

Result: Awesome. 

 The man, the myth, the guitar playing legend -- KEITH Urban! What an incredible performer + man he is. He played some of his top hits for everyone like Wasted Time, + Fishin' in the Dark to name a few.  

The man, the myth, the guitar playing legend -- KEITH Urban! What an incredible performer + man he is. He played some of his top hits for everyone like Wasted Time, + Fishin' in the Dark to name a few.  

 The final bow on my first CMA Fest... counting down the days until 2017...!

The final bow on my first CMA Fest... counting down the days until 2017...!