CMA Music Fest Announces Bobby Marquez Performance

Bobby Marquez 2018 CMA Music Fest Performance
to Raise Funds for Music Education
 NASHVILLE, TN (May 24, 2018) -- Country music's biggest week is coming up June 7th through June 10th in Nashville. And award-winning entertainer Bobby Marquez will be center stage for the 2018 CMA Music Fest. Marquez will be performing on the CMA Spotlight Stage in the Music City Center on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 11am. The singer/songwriter will follow his show with an autograph/meet and greet in the Xfinity Fan Fair X inside the Music City Center.

"There is nothing like it....every year, people from all over the world pack Nashville for the love of country music. .Entertainers, like myself, can't thank the fans enough. And the CMA gives us an opportunity to all get together to celebrate the music and have a blast," shares Marquez.

The fun-filled week of music, celebrity encounters and events raises money each year for music education. The CMA Foundation has invested more than $20 million dollars in music education through programs and instrument donations at area schools since the year 2006. This year, the CMA Foundation is kicking off a campaign called “It Starts with M.E.” (M.E. standing for Music Education) #itstartswithME to help communicate that music education is part of a well-rounded education – as important as math, science, history, etc. – and that research shows that youth who study music develop advanced skills and abilities.

Bobby Marquez states, "I remember how my first guitar changed my world. My cousin threw it away and I couldn't see it go to waste, so I pulled it out of the trash and taught myself to play. That was the best thing to ever happen to me. It taught me communication and discipline skills and over the years, gave me a business education. I can't wait to see the difference this event will make in our future."

Fans will be excited to know that Bobby Marquez will also have pre-release copies of his new CD, 'The Cowboy Way,' available during CMA Music Fest week. The new album features duets with the legendary Johnny Rodriguez and the Queen of Bluegrass Rhonda Vincent.

Marquez is also hosting his annual St. Jude benefit, Country with Heart that week along with tv, radio and autograph appearances. A schedule is included below. You can also visit for updates.


Wednesday, June 6th - SoKY Sunrise, Bowling Green 6am -8am
(tv interview)

Friday, June 8th - WSM Morning Show (Coffee, Country & Cody) 8am-9am
(radio interview)

Friday, June 8th - CMA Spotlight Stage inside Music City Center 11am-1pm
(performance and autographs)

Friday, June 8th - Ernest Tubb Record Shop on Broadway 2pm
(acoustic performance & autographs)

Saturday, June 9th - 4th Annual Country With Heart benefit for St. Jude
at Nashville Nightlife Theatre, 5pm-9pm
(All-star show with performances, autographs and prizes)
(tickets available at (

About Bobby Marquez:
Bobby Marquez is the 2018 Academy of Western Artists Pure Country Male Vocalist and the recipient of the first-ever CMA of Texas Cowboy/Western Artist Award. His original tune, "The Cowboy Way," was designated the theme song of the annual Gene Autry Museum Festival in Oklahoma. Bobby Marquez was also nominated for a R.O.P.E. award for Songwriter of the Year in 2017.

Bobby Marquez appears on television The Penny Gilley Show and Country Fix, while his music videos are seen around the world on various networks.

Marquez's songs have been recorded by George Strait, Alan Jackson, Ty Herndon and Johnny Rodriguez.

Bobby Marquez is releasing new music and a new video in June 2018. 'The Cowboy Way' will feature duets with the legendary Johnny Rodriguez and the Queen of Bluegrass Rhonda Vincent.

About CMA Fest:
The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience began in 1972 as Fan Fair, bringing 5,000 fans to Nashville's Municipal Auditorium. Now, 45 years later, the legendary festival has become the city's signature music event that hosts 90,000 fans from 50 states and 18 international countries. In 2017, CMA Fest featured 11 stages with more than 350 artists,11-hundred musicians and 167 hours of music covered by 233 media outlets. And it all benefits music education. Since 2006, the CMA Foundation has invested more than $20 million in music education to ensure every child has the opportunity to participate in music.

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