Guitar Art Professional Enjoys Fabulous CMA Festival Week Including Fan Club Parties

The CMA Festival is an annual pilgrimage that my wife Diane and I immensely look forward to each year. In addition to the amazing CMA sponsored music at LP Field,  Riverfront stage and other stages; we have found that fan club parties are lots of fun. The fan club parties provide an intimate venue to see your favorite artists perform up close, take great pictures, hear the artists chat informally, and meet them for a quick conversation and pose for a picture with them. Depending on how hot the weather is, it’s also a way to mix things up and enjoy “indoor” music avoiding being exposed to the prolonged, punishing heat common during the daytime at the Riverfront stage.

Rodney Atkins Fan Club Party

Guitar Art - Rodney Atkins CMA Fan Club Party 2012

Rodney Looks Soooo Cool With the “Electrifying Blue” Guitar

His fan club party was at a very fun venue, the Loveless Barn. His performance was outstanding followed by a gracious meet and greet where people had plenty of time and space to gather with Rodney. With Rodney’s unique guitar with the pick guard detail artistically extending out to cover most of the sound board; it would be a fun Guitar Art piece to make.

We always enjoy and appreciate Rodney’s music a bit more as we have seen the extremely talented songwriter Dave Berg play in Nashville numerous times. Dave’s songs that Rodney has recorded include two number one hits: “These are my people” and “If You’re Going Through Hell”.

 Lee Brice and Jerrod Niemann Fan Club Party

Guitar Art - Lee Brice at CMA Festival 2012 Fan Club Party

“Paul not LSU Colors of Purple and Yellow, I Need Clemson Purple and Orange”

These guys are both really cool and rising in county music stardom big time this year. Some fan club party formats allow you to hear artists sing their songs with a simple acoustical guitar versus the full band sound. The beauty of the music and lyrics behind many mellower songs seems much more apparent with an acoustical version which we truly enjoy. Hearing acoustical versions of such songs as “Lover, Lover”; “One More Drinkin’ Song”, “A Woman Like You” and “Hard to Love” was incredible.

During the meet and greet Lee and Jerrod really enjoyed the Guitar Art. Jerrod proclaimed that Miranda was going to need to see my Pink Guitar Art piece even before I explained that I had designed it after hers. Lee was really excited about my purple and yellow light-up Guitar yet scorned the colors being those of LSU. I am currently looking into finding purple and orange glass to hopefully arrange making a Guitar Art piece for Lee. Lee is performing in Atlanta July 13th as part of Miranda Lambert’s “Four The Record” tour at the Lakewood Amphitheater. I hope to meet briefly with him to show him some stained glass options.


About Paul

Paul Heller has combined his passion for live music and his keen creativity to develop Guitar Art that uniquely merges stained glass and mosaic concepts along with state-of-the-art illumination technology. Exquisite Custom Guitar Art is an Atlanta-based art studio that designs and produces inspiring and intriguing Guitar Art for residential, office, museum, and commercial development applications.

Prior to pursuing professional art, Paul has been a management consultant (Touche Ross), hotel operator/entrepeneur and university business school professor (Social Media and Search Engine Marketing, Marketing Management, Corporate Finance, Hospitality Service Marketing, and MIS).