The 2017 CMA Festival news is coming on strong now. On June 6, Pandora (NYSE: P) kicks off the biggest week in country music with “Sounds Like Country,” a live celebration in the heart of Nashville leading up to CMA Festival and the CMT Music Awards. The third annual FREE concert will feature top country music talent Jake Owen, Old Dominion, and RaeLynn.
“Pandora’s partnership with the country music community keeps getting better,” said Lars Murray, SVP Music Makers Group, Pandora. “Today’s Country is the second most played station on Pandora. We’re happy to bring Pandora Sounds Like Country back to Nashville for a third year. Jake Owen is in the 99th percentile of all artists in Pandora station adds and has more than 1.7 billion total spins on Pandora. It’s a treat to be working with RaeLynn for a second time, and to reunite Jake with his former tour mates – and fellow ACM winners – Old Dominion for Pandora listeners.”
Said Jake Owen, “I’m pumped to perform at the Pandora “Sounds Like Country” event in Nashville. CMA Fest is such a great week not only for country fans, but for us as entertainers. I love getting to know my fans and I know they listen to music on Pandora. It’s going to be an awesome night, and it will be good to see Old Dominion and RaeLynn– her song ‘Love Triangle’ absolutely floors me.”
Pandora Sounds Like Country attendees will be treated to custom activations from sponsors including: Advance Auto Parts, Ashley HomeStore®, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®, Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation, Lincoln Tech, Regions Bank, and TitleMax®.
On May 31, check out Pandora’s artist-curated Pandora Sounds Like Country Mixtape featuring a selection of their favorite tunes and personalized audio messages. The station will refresh on June 14 to include live recorded tracks from the show. Fans can RSVP now for free event admission at Marathon Music Works.