Next summer may seem a long way off, but that’s how far ahead you need to plan if you love country music. Nashville, Tennessee is country music’s official home, and its CMA (Country Music Association) festival is one of Music City’s most popular events. 

Nashville, the home of Country and Western Music

Held each year in the first week of June, the festival is now considered one of the USA’s hottest events and sees the genre’s top performers gather for four days of boot-scootin’ concerts. It’s so popular, in fact, that tickets sell out way in advance – often within days of going on sale – so booking ahead is essential if music fans don’t want to miss out.

Tickets combined into holiday packages go on sale Tuesday 7 August, and North America specialist Bon Voyage is offering country cowboys and girls the chance to book ahead before they sell out. As one of only a handful of tour operators to offer CMA packages, Bon Voyage includes festival tickets with flights, accommodation and benefits such as assigned seating at headline events and admission to Fan Fair X, where attendees get to meet-and-greet their country music icons. As all Bon Voyage holiday packages are tailor-made, festival-goers can extend their musical journeys to visit Memphis, New Orleans, Dolly Parton’s Dollywood or even get away from it all with a few days in a Smoky Mountains log cabin.

Prices start from £2,135 per person for a five-night stay at Nashville’s Inn at Opryland, to include flights (from London, Manchester or Glasgow), a four-day CMA Music festival ticket and above-mentioned benefits. For more information, call 0800 316 0194 or visit