3-Day CMFC Camp
Arrival Day & Opening Reception –
Your Nashville country music experience begins now! You'll start with an opening reception which will be included on the agenda sent to you prior to your arrival date. In our opening reception, you will learn more about the history of country music and more! You'll hear from speakers who currently play or have played with the likes of Willie Nelson, George Jones, George Strait, Tammy Wynette, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Waylon Jennings, Garth Brooks, Kid Rock, and Reba… plus Sheryl Crow, Miranda Lambert, and Luke Bryan. The list is long! You are in great hands with our seasoned pros! Each Coach has a teaching spirit that matches the culture of Country Music Fantasy Camp.
The opening reception will additionally introduce you to our country music star host, your master of ceremonies, CMFC Dream Team and perhaps most importantly, your singer-songwriter coach. From there, you will then be introduced to the 3 or 4 other band members who will now be a part of your band. (Note: Please specify on your registration if you would like to be with others you already know at your camp). After you've met your band members, you will begin to indicate who can do what. Such as play certain instruments, singing/vocals, writing, producing, or just simple love country music! Next, as a group, you will determine your own group name and start brainstorming your own songs including lyrics.
Day 1 – Create & Write!
Get ready, you are in for a fun-filled day! You’ll start by getting prepped by the Dream Team about the next three days schedule while grabbing breakfast provided by CMFC. As soon as you get your feet on the ground, the creative writing process will begin in our beautiful writers’ suites. Your coach will be there to help you facilitate ideas, but it is completely up to you and your band to write the song from lyrics to the melody. After our southern-style, laid-back lunch you’ll begin working with each other to select a non-country song from the likes of Frank Sinatra, Brittany Spears or even Metallica and make it sound like it should’ve been country. This process will be a fun way to end the afternoon bonding with your new band. On the way back, we’ll show you some cool Nashville hot spots, celebrity homes and drive you straight through adorable downtown Franklin. The evening of day one you’ll dine in one of Nashville’s amazing restaurants with your coach. This is also a great night to pop down to Broadway and check out the many honky-tonks and live music that ONLY Nashville can offer! But save your voice and don’t get too crazy… you have a big day 2 ahead!
Day 2 – Record & Produce!
The day begins as we pick you up and drive you through Music Row and over to Berry Hill where so many studios make magic happen. Session musicians step into work on putting music with your lyrics. The two studios that most 3-day campers will be working in are world-class! They are Treasure Isle Recorders and The Rukkus Room. Inside those studios, you’ll be working with amazing musicians and be singing into the same mics as Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Kid Rock, Thomas Rhett, Sam Hunt, Vince Gill and many more! During your break, you’ll walk over to the brand-new Guitar Center Professional Artist Showroom! Try out the very best instruments like your favorite artists do AND, as a CMFC partner, you are offered exclusive artist-pricing if you decide to purchase any one of their instruments! It’s day two that you and your band will also work on the look and feel of your cover art and experience a professional photoshoot. After all of that fun, it’s time to cut loose even more! Campers will enjoy a CMFC private dinner at the famous George Jones Museum. Afterward, take the open stage for extra rehearsal time or show off your musical talents!
Day 3 – Time to Take the Stage!
Your final day with us will be one for the books!! It starts early at a Nashville honky-tonk where our hair & make-up team will give you the star treatment! Then you’ll rehearse with our performance musicians plus your coach. They’ll talk you through each aspect from stage movement to vocal delivery. Next, it's lights, camera, action!!! After the doors to the public, the audience will shuffle in YOU and your band takes the stage supported with our CMFC Nashville professional musicians.
3-DAY CMFC ACCOMMODATIONS
Your Country Music Fantasy Camp Home Away from Home!
We want you to experience Nashville without limitations! Whether it is in an Airbnb, VRBO, Union Station, or DREAM hotel...
the choice is yours!
3-DAY CMFC CAMPER EXTRAS
Country Music Camp Extras:
Always be ready for our surprise celebrity guests! Our neighbors in Nashville are country artists, songwriters, and executives that love to visit with dreamers and tell stories.
Each camper will leave with a Country Music Fantasy Camp swag bag! Inside the swag bag will include a Country Music Fantasy Camp T-Shirt, select items from your Country Music STAR host and other memorabilia to relive the memories created at Country Music Fantasy Camp.
Approximately 5-6 weeks following your 3-day Country Music Camp, you will receive a box including 25 CDs from all the songs written and recorded by all the bands at your camp, a jump drive which will have your recorded music, professional photos throughout the camp, plus a video montage of photos and video from your camp.