CMA Fest 2019 with MIssy: Olivia Ooms

by Missy Wolf / 1779 days ago / Comments

16-year-old Olivia Ooms rocked the stages at this year's Country Music Festival in Nashville, Tennessee. From the packed bar at Alley Taps to the CMA Spotlight Stage inside Fan Fair X, fans everywhere were talking about her stunning performances and lining up to meet the "California Country" artist.

As Ooms and I sat for our on-camera conversation, we were already sharing a few laughs and stories as we caught up from our last conversation. The maturity level of this young and extremely talented female artist is through the roof. After talking with several new fans of Ooms, they could not believe she was still in High School as her voice and stage presence screamed that she was beyond the adolescent high school years. Ooms is definitely a well-rounded artist that is great at what she does.

While Ooms is preparing for her Senior Year in High School, she is also preparing for her blossoming music career in Nashville. Though she is happy to be doing what she loves, she admitted to being a bit emotional as she realizes that the day is coming where she no longer sees her group of friends that have become her family as often. Understanding exactly where she is, I shared with her that my daughter too experiences this often. 

After the laughing and story sharing, Ooms was ready to chat about her new single "California Country". There could not be a more fitting title than that for the California girl who loves singing country music. Explaining that she has a busy schedule with work, gigs, and Summer trips planned, Ooms was all smiles as she shared how excited she was to play this new song for fans. I too am excited for Ooms and where she is going next.

If you are not yet following this extremely gifted artist, please take a moment to click on her social media links below. While you are at it, be sure to grab her latest single too. ~Missy


About CMA Fest

The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience™ began in 1972 as Fan Fair®, which drew 5,000 fans to Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium. Now in its 48th year, the legendary festival has become the city’s signature Country Music event that hosts tens of thousands of fans from all 50 states, Puerto Rico and 37 international countries. In 2019, CMA Fest featured 11 official stages with hundreds of artists performing—all to benefit music education. CMA Fest is a one-of-a-kind festival with artists donating their time to perform so ticket proceeds can directly benefit high-quality music programs across the country through the CMA Foundation. CMA Fest is filmed for a primetime ABC Television Network special airing Sunday, Aug. 4, with 2019 marking the 16th consecutive year the event has been filmed for television, a feat no other music festival has achieved.


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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!