CMA BRUNCH & BURN WITH CELEBRITY TRAINER ERIN OPREA, MAREN MORRIS AND RYAN HURD AIMS TO GET NASHVILLE CMA AWARDS RED-CARPET READY
SOLD OUT WORKOUT AND BRUNCH EVENT TAKING PLACE AT DIERKS BENTLEY’S WHISKEY ROW NOVEMBER 10
TICKET PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE CMA FOUNDATION AND THEIR EFFORTS TO ENRICH MUSIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS ACROSS THE COUNTRY
"THE 52ND ANNUAL CMA AWARDS" AIR LIVE NOVEMBER 14 ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK
Health and fitness guru, trainer to music’s top stars, author and U.S. Marine veteran ERIN OPREA is set to whip Nashville into red-carpet-ready shape before this year’s CMA Awards, hosting the first ever CMA BRUNCH & BURN on Saturday, November 10, at the Broadway hotspot Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row. Proceeds from the event will benefit the CMA Foundation and their work to ensure every child has the opportunity to participate in a quality music program.
Joined by Country stars MAREN MORRIS and RYAN HURD and sponsored by Avia and FIJI Water, CMA BRUNCH & BURN is a one-hour sweat session for all levels of fitness, with attendees invited to torch calories and build muscle – all while having a great time. Famous for keeping stars like Morris, Hurd, and more in the best shape of their lives, Oprea will share her secrets on how the fittest celebrities stay healthy. Then, following a high-energy workout, the class will cool down and relax with mimosas and brunch served by Whiskey Row’s kitchen.
“I’m honored to be able to give back to CMA Foundation while sharing my love for health and fitness at the same time,” said Erin Oprea. “This workout party is going to be a one-of-a-kind event and I'm super excited to be able to host it with my friends Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd!”
Officially selling out on the first day of ticket sales, the instant-success event is much more than just a great workout and delicious meal. All proceeds will benefit the CMA Foundation and their efforts to improve and sustain music education programs around the nation. As the philanthropic arm to CMA, the foundation’s ongoing efforts have raised and donated more than $21 million.
"Every day, the CMA Foundation is able to drive our mission forward in classrooms across the country because of the generosity of our Country Music and Nashville community," said Tiffany Kerns, executive director, CMA Foundation. "We are determined to give every child an opportunity to participate in a quality music education and it's support and commitment from those like Erin, Maren and Ryan that allow us to continue to shape our next generation through music."
Featuring performances by Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Pistol Annies, Bebe Rexha with Florida Georgia Line and more of your favorite Country-music stars, “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” airs LIVE from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, November 14 at 8 PM/ET on The ABC Television Network.
Known as “the queen of lean and clean” (Fitness Trainer Magazine), Oprea has brought her signature workouts across the country on her CityStrongTour, ACM Workout for a Cause with special guest Kelsea Ballerini and Michelob Ultra Fitness Parties. Spreading the word on how to live a healthy lifestyle by providing at-home workouts, recipes and constant motivation, the fitness-and-health expert’s impactful, calorie-burning workouts have been featured on Good Morning America and E!, as well as top health-and-fitness publications Women’s Health, Self and more. Her innovative fitness and nutrition guide, The 4x4 Diet, is available now.
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ABOUT ERIN OPREA Celebrity trainer, author and former U.S. Marine Erin Oprea serves as the personal trainer to some of the fittest names in music, including Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini, Kacey Musgraves, Lindsay Ell, and many more. A nine-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Oprea made history when she was appointed to lead the first female platoon attached to the infantry in a war zone. The fitness expert serves on People’s Health Squad and her calorie-torching workouts have been featured on Good Morning America and E!, as well as in Women’s Health, Self, Vogue, Glamour and more. Her revolutionary fitness and nutrition guide, The 4x4 Diet, is available now.
ABOUT MAREN MORRIS Twenty-eight-year-old singer/songwriter Maren Morris has quickly established herself with vocal stylings that reflect her country, folk and pop influences. Armed with sheer talent, honest lyrics and a completely magnetic presence, Morris’ label-debut album, the Gold-certified Hero, released via Columbia Nashville on June 3, 2016. One week after it was available, Hero entered the Billboard Country Albums chart at No. 1 and No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, which spans across all genres. With this, the Arlington, Texas native became the first artist in the history of Columbia Nashville to open at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Charts with a debut album in the Soundscan era. Morris’ debut single from Hero, “My Church,” set a record at country radio by having the most chart reporting stations to play a debut single by a country artist with 107 stations the week it hit the airwaves, in addition to being certified Platinum by the RIAA. Later in 2016 Morris tied for the most nominations with five at the 50th CMA Awards, including Album of the Year (Hero), Female Vocalist of the Year, Single of the Year (“My Church”), Song of the Year (“My Church”) and New Artist of the Year, which she won, marking her first CMA Award. She was tapped by Billboard Magazine to receive the Billboard Breakthrough Artist Award at the 11th annual Billboard Women in Music Gala, as well as being awarded the Breakthrough Artist Award by the Music Business Association at Music Biz 2017. Kicking off 2017 Morris took home the GRAMMY for Best Country Solo Performance for “My Church” at the 59th GRAMMY Awards, in addition to having the most nominations for a country music artist with four to her credit, including Best New Artist, Best Country Album (Hero) and Best Country Song as the songwriter and performer (“My Church”). She received six nominations at the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards, including Female Vocalist of the Year, New Female Vocalist of the Year, which she took home the trophy for, Album of the Year (as artist and producer) for Hero, and Single Record of the Year (as artist and producer) for “My Church.” Morris was also named Radio Disney’s Best New Country Artist at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards. Morris wrapped 2017 with the conclusion of her first-ever headlining HERO Tour 2017, which also included dates in the U.K. Looking ahead at 2018 Maren received her fifth career GRAMMY Award-nomination for BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE (“I Could Use A Love Song”) for the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards. In addition, “I Could Use A Love Song” was Morris’ first No. 1 country radio single, as both the performer and songwriter, reaching the top of both Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase Country charts the week of January 15, 2018. Morris’ current single for Country radio is the fun fan favorite song “Rich.” In May 2018 Morris took home her first trophy for TOP COUNTRY FEMALE ARTIST at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. Though rooted deeply in country music, Morris has acquired a global, non-genre specific, fan base. It’s that global fan base’s appetite that Morris will satisfy in 2018 by collaborating with electronic house DJ and producer Zedd, along with electronic duo, Grey, for the smash hit, “The Middle,” which spent SIX weeks at No. 1 at Top 40 Radio and FIVE weeks at No. 1 at Hot AC radio. In addition, Morris recently concluded the Niall Horan Flicker World Tour 2018 which spanned across New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the USA. MarenMorris.com
ABOUT RYAN HURD Ryan Hurd has written songs that have been recorded by Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen, Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris, Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Rascal Flatts among many others. In 2015, he celebrated his first No. 1 single as a songwriter with the GRAMMY & CMA-nominated duet “Lonely Tonight,” recorded by Blake Shelton and Ashley Monroe. No stranger to the road, Hurd has been tapped by Thomas Rhett, FGL and Maren Morris for multiple tours, both domestic and international. In addition, Hurd was honored to join an elite group of artists, spanning across all genres, to be featured in Vevo's dscvr program, named one of Rolling Stone Country's "Artists You Need to Know" and a CMT "Listen Up" Artist. Hurd continues to garner praise for his unique style and youthful adventurous take on life, always writing about what he’s currently experiencing. In March 2018, Hurd surprised his fans by releasing an unannounced song, “Diamonds Or Twine,” the day before his wedding with singer-songwriter Maren Morris. The emotional song hit No. 1 on Sirius XM’s The Highway Hot Country Countdown, thus beginning a new era of creativity for Hurd. Hurd followed-up “Diamonds Or Twine” with the release of his current single, “To A T,” which the singer-songwriter co-wrote with Laura Veltz and Nathan Spicer. The new music is a taste of what’s to come from the Kalamazoo, Michigan native’s debut album via RCA Records Nashville.
About the CMA Foundation Established in 2011 as the philanthropic arm of the Country Music Association (CMA), the CMA Foundation is committed to improving and sustaining music education programs across the United States, working to ensure every child has the opportunity to participate in music education. Through strategic partnerships, professional development and grant distribution, the CMA Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), has invested more than $21 million across the national public school system, after school programs, summer camps and community outreach organizations. Guided by the generosity of the Country Music community, proceeds from CMA Fest, the four-day long music festival held annually in Nashville, are used to power the CMA Foundation’s social impact and unique model of giving. For more information visit CMAfoundation.org.