American Idol: 8 Alums Featured in 19 Recordings CMA Showcase

American Idol 2023 Megan Danielle Iam Tongi Havn Madison Colin Stough

American Idol will feature 8 alums in an upcoming 19 Recordings showcase ahead of the CMA Festival

The American Idol record label, 19 Recordings is sponsoring an artist showcase titled “19 Takeover” on Wednesday June 7, ahead of the CMA Festival in Nashville.

Eight American Idol alums will perform at The Valentine beginning at 7 pm. The singers include season 21 winner, Iam Tongi, runnerup Megan Danielle, 2nd runner-up, Colin Stough and Top 8 finalist Haven Madison. The show will also feature 19 Recording artists Fritz Hager (Season 20), Grace Leer (Season 18), HunterGirl (Season 20 runner-up) and Noah Thompson (Season 20 winner).

19 Recordings sponsored a similar event last year featuring 10 artists who are all currently signed to 19, except for Allegra Miles. Fritz Hager who finished in fourth place has released a handful of singles so far on the label.

“Excited to share the stage w some good friends of mine, it’s a free show too so if you’re in Nashville, you better swing by!,” wrote Fritz on Instagram. “Come hang with me and some of my good friends next week!! It’s gonna be fun!,” wrote HunterGirl. “Can’t wait to kick off CMA fest on Wednesday at The Valentine with some of my friends!” wrote Noah.

American Idol HunterGirl Grace Leer Fritz Hager Noah Thompson
HunterGirl, Grace Leer, Fritz Hager, Noah Thompson

Speaking of the CMA Festival, here’s where American Idol alums will be playing next week:

American Idols at CMA Fest 2023

Last year, Noah Thompson and HunterGirl popped up during the sets of other artists. So watch out for that this year as well. Noah may return the favor and share the stage with Colin and/or Megan Danielle.

Also, Chayce Beckham, Colin Stough, Dillon James, Haven Madison, HunterGirl, Iam Tongi, Megan Danielle, Noah Thompson, and Wé Ani have Meet and Greets scheduled at Fan Fair. Check out the schedule HERE.

Thursday June 8

Lauren Alaina – 11:30 am – Chevy Riverfront Stage
Chayce Beckham (June 8) 1:45 Chevy Riverfront Stage
Texas Hill (Casey James) – 10:15 am – Hard Rock Stage
Grace Leer – 1:30 pm Spotlight Stage

Friday June 9

Dillon James – 4 pm – Spotlight Stage

Saturday June 10

Noah Thompson – 10:15 am – Chevy Vibes Stage
Josh Gracin – 11:45 am – Dr. Pepper Amp Stage
Laci Kaye Booth – 1:30 pm – Spotlight Stage

Sunday June 11

Harper Grace – 10:55 am – Hard Rock Stage
Alex Lambert – 4:15 pm – Hard Rock Stage
HunterGirl – 12 pm – Spotlight Stage

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