Fandango to Premiere “I Love Movies” Episodes featuring Darius Rucker and Reba at CMA Fest


Fandango, the nation’s leading digital destination for moviegoers and fans, announced today plans to debut new episodes of “I Love Movies” featuring CMA Award winners Darius Rucker and Reba in front of thousands of Country fans at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville on June 11-14. “I Love Movies” is an original video series that showcases cultural influencers across the globe, sharing personal stories of how movies have touched their lives.

Episodes featuring the Country music superstars will air on the screens at the Nightly Concerts at LP Field and at other venues throughout the four-day festival, known as the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience, as well as on Fandango’s digital network, which reaches 36 million unique visitors per month and includes Fandango Movieclips, the number one movie trailer and content channel on YouTube, plus Fandango channels on Hulu, Roku and Samsung’s Milk Video Service.

“Movies helped shape who I am today,” said Darius Rucker.  “It’s joyous to see something meaningful on the big screen, providing important moments in your life. I remember the first time I saw ‘Purple Rain,’ I was instantly changed. I’m getting chills just thinking about it.”

“Music and movies have inspired me in so many ways,” said Reba. “Both are not only significant parts of my career but my life. A great lyric or line from a film has the ability to take your mind somewhere new. I’m excited to share some of my favorite moments with ‘I Love Movies.’”

Other Country greats will take part in “I Love Movies” interviews at CMA Fest as part of a larger partnership between Fandango and the CMA culminating in a special Country Music-themed “I Love Movies” programming block that will run in the fall across Fandango’s digital network, timed with “The 49thAnnual CMA Awards” in November.”

Interviews for “I Love Movies” were conducted by New York Times bestselling author and writer-at-large for Esquire Magazine, Cal Fussman.  New episodes are released weekly, featuring athletes, musicians, television personalities, innovators and others, talking about the impact of iconic movies like “Rocky,” “Finding Nemo,” “The Sound of Music,” “The Spy Who Loved Me,” “The Naked Gun,” “Purple Rain,” “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” and many more.

CMA Music Festival will be the hottest concert destination of the summer for Country fans as Darius and fellow Country artists Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Neal McCoy, Oak Ridge Boys, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, The Band Perry, The Oak Ridge Boys, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Wynonna & The Big Noise, and Zac Brown Band will each take the stage during the Nightly Concerts at LP Field.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.