Anglers and Artists BASS Tournament in Nashville


Nashville, Tenn. – Each summer, some of country music’s biggest and brightest stars gather in Nashville for the Country Music Association Music Festival. This event is perfect for families and is the industry’s biggest party. This year’s festival is scheduled for June 9-12.

BASS and some of its premiere sponsor partners will be participating in the CMA Music Festival as part of the Sports Zone, an interactive entertainment area situated in the heart of all the festival’s activities. Additionally, BASS will be conducting the Anglers and Artists BASS Tournament on the Cumberland River, featuring country music stars competing head to head against each other and some of the finest angling talent from the CITGO Bassmaster Tournament Trail.

The tournament takes place on Saturday, June 11, and the weigh-in will be held at the BASS tournament stage at 4:00 pm.

Tournament Information
Hours 9:00 am - 3:15 pm
Official Waters Cumberland River
Creel Limit 5 bass per boat (team event)
Size Length 12-inch minimum
Winning Team Team with highest total team poundage wins event.
2004 Winners Monty Powell and Gerald Swindle

CMA Artists BASS Anglers
Jason Aldean Stephen Browning
John Randall Ken Cook
Barry Vales Paul Elias
Monty Powell Doug Garrett
Amber Dotson Robert Hamilton
Porter Howell Brett Hite
Tresa Jordan Jay Kendrick
David Kersch Jimmy Mason
Lila McCann Ray Sedgwick
Chalee Tennison Thad Takes

Interested media members can contact Ken Solomons at (334) 437-0051.

BASS is the world's largest fishing organization, sanctioning more than 20,000 tournaments worldwide through its Federation. The CITGO Bassmaster Tournament Trail, which includes the Bassmaster Elite 50 series, is the oldest and most prestigious pro bass fishing tournament circuit and continues to set the standard for credibility, professionalism and sportsmanship as it has since 1968.

For more information, contact BASS Communications at (407) 566-2208 or visit