HGTV's The Lodged offered fans some amazing experiences - live musical performances and autograph signings with popular country music stars and their favorite HGTV, DIY Network and Travel Channel personalities at CMA Fest this year! The Lodge also featured experiences such as a HGTV Red Carpet photo booth for fans to take pictures with their favorite stars and a DIY Network’s “Ice My Cup” cooling station for a snowcone treat.
Throughout the weekend country music stars, Rodney Atkins, Lauren Aliana, Thompson Square, Jake Owen, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan and many more signed autographs for fans lucky enough to have won their way into The Lodge.
Fans could also win their way into The Lodge for performances. Performers included artists such as Gary Allan, Kip Moore, Casey James, Sarah Darling, and more!
Kip Moore played a 30-minute set on Friday afternoon. Fans packed The Lodge to hear songs, "Crazy One More Time," "Beer Money," "Reckless," "Hey Pretty Girl," "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck" and more! Kip is going out on tour with Eric Church this fall. Check.This.Guy.Out! He is going to be the next hot young guy in country music.
HGTV stars were also onsite to sign autographs. Chris Lambton from HGTV's "Going Yard" was on site one morning signing - even signing autographs for fans outside The Lodge after his time slot had ended. Chris and Peyton were so much fun to meet and have a great dynamic. Be sure to check out "Going Yard." I also found this great read of an interview from CMA Fest: http://www.glamour.com/entertainment/blogs/obsessed/2012/06/exclusive-newlyweds-chris-lamb.html
Apparently Vanilla Ice was in the house on morning signing autographs. He has a show on DIY called The Vanilla Ice Project. So sad I missed him!
I want to personally thank the wonderful staff at the Lodge and PR guru, Paul, for being such a wonderful hosts. This is a MUST DO for CMA Fest 2013, if The Lodge returns, and based on the success this year, I don't see why they wouldn't do it again!