CMA Fest 2017 Exclusive with Hunter Hayes and Xfinity

by Missy Wolf / 2589 days ago / Comments

While attending this year's Country Music Festival known as CMA Fest, one of the music industry's hottest artists seemed to be performing everywhere. Four days of jam-packed performances including a fan party, Hunter Hayes not only had a busy schedule, he had some of the most die-hard fans in attendance at each event.

As Center Stage Magazine headed to the Xfinity booth to prepare for our brief interview with Hayes on Sunday, June 11, we could not help but notice the long line of fans hoping for a chance to see their beloved artist up-close. 

Xfinity has created unique opportunities to connect artists with their fans. I have seen many "meet and greets" at these types of festivals over the years, but the Xfinity team has outdone the rest. Not only did they organize this magical moment for fans perfectly, they provided each fan with a professional photo courtesy of an on-site photographer. In addition to this amazing photo, Hayes was free to chat with each fan that took the time to stand in line for this incredible opportunity without being rushed through, which enabled Hayes to make genuine connections with his adoring fans. 

One of these fans wore a shirt that she cleverly had made with pictures of each of her meetings with Hayes that included the words "6 Years, 188 Shows". His expression after seeing this dedicated fan was beautiful and touching. 

I encourage any fan that wants to experience a fantastic "meet and greet" opportunity to connect with Xfinity at an event in the future. This company is dedicated to providing fans with superior connections to the artists they love. Xfinity understands the importance of genuine and memorable interaction experiences between fans and artists and did an excellent job executing this event. As each fan made their exit with a personalized, signed photo in their hand, they were complete with a bounce in their step and smile on their face. Some fans had tears in their eyes as they were overcome with happiness and gratitude. 

For more on Hayes and what he has coming up in his career, please watch our full interview. This artist is one that we here at Center Stage feel is one of the most positive and encouraging influences today. With songs like "Invisible", Hayes has been able to reach fans on a much deeper level. His emotional connections through brilliantly written lyrics continue to inspire fans, heal hearts, and give hope to many. Hayes continues to stay true to who he is and delivers his music with a great deal of passion. 

Special thanks to Xfinity and their staff for hosting these special moments and connections for fans across the country. We all appreciate these meaningful connections and ultimate country music fan experiences. ~Missy


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08/03/2024 : Seminole Casino Hotel Immokale: Immokalee, FL
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About Missy Wolf

Missy Wolf Co-Founder, Editor, Journalist & Vice President of the American Country Music Association

From an early age I knew music and entertainment were in my blood. I have always been enamored with the idea of being in this industry, though I never wanted to be a front and center "Star". Taking the audience behind the scenes for up close conversations with the artists they love is where I want to be. Life in lyrics has always been my style, so as my favorite country artist Wade Hayes sings, I am living my life and chasing my dreams! Conducting interviews, meeting talented people and sharing stories and adventure are my passion. My new favorite hashtag is #iaskyouanswer, so stay tuned for more interviews, articles and adventures!