CMA Crashers

CMA Crashers

Follow Along With Jeff & Justin As They Crash The CMAs | Videos, Photos + More!

Jeff Kurkjian and Justin have successfully made it to Nashville and have CRASHED the CMA coverage. They snuck into interview some artists but also, Jeff was able to sneak into Russell Dickerson’s song writing session as well.

The two left on Friday, November 3rd and drove across the country from Philly to Nashville in order to see what kind of magic can happen for them in Music City during CMA week. If you want to see them visit Dollywood or the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, click here and follow the CMA Crashers page.

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What Is The “CMA Crashers”

Last year, the Andie Summers Show won the CMA for Major Market Broadcast Personality.  Andie & Shannon were invited to fly to Nashville and accept the award while being able to interview a ton of artists.

This year, XTU was nominated for Major Market Station of the Year.  I believe this is the 4th straight year of being nominated for Major Market Station of the Year and unfortunately, we did not take home the Win! Super bummer!

How can you not have XTU down at the CMA Awards?  That would be a travesty!

So…What did we decide to do?  Shhh, don’t tell anyone.  We decided to Crash the CMA’s.  Jeff Kurkjian from The Andie Summers Show and XTU weekend DJ extraordinaire Justin Franiak will rent a car and drive down to Nashville.  The CMA’s are being held on Wednesday, November 8th and you need a ticket to get in.  They might not be able to get a ticket but the artist interviews are being held on Monday & Tuesday.

Keep listening and checking back to this page to see Jeff & Justin’s CMA Crashers journey as they travel from Philly to Nashville.  What could possibly go wrong?

Russell Dickerson’s Song Writing Session

We definitely know that we weren’t supposed to be there but we snuck in anyway! I pitched a song to Russell that might sound a little too familiar to him and his team. Take a listen.

  • Russell Dickerson Goes #1

    After the number one single, “God Gave Me A Girl,” hit the streets, as a songwriter here in Nashville, I felt like I needed to give him his next big hit. He didn’t think that this song was the one though…

  • Gabby Barrett Is Hesitant, Then Impressed By Jeff's Ukulele

    I love to play music but playing music in front of a country writer and star like Gabby Barrett, well that’s a whole different ball game. I wrote an alternate chorus from the perspective of a man for her song “Good Ones” and played it for her!

  • What Is Kelsea Ballerini Listening To?

    She’s getting ready for radio row and admitted this artist was a must for her!

  • Travis Denning Is An Honorary Eagles Fan

    He’s very excited to see all of the Georgia football players on the Eagles!

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