CMA FEST ANNOUNCES MORE PERFORMERS FOR NIGHTLY CONCERTS AT NISSAN STADIUM

Chris Janson and Brett Young Added to Lineup; National Anthem Singers and Opening Acts Revealed; CMA Fest Ticket Proceeds Benefit Music Education Programs Spanning the U.S. Through the CMA Foundation

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NASHVILLE—The Country Music Association has added performances to the nightly concerts at Nissan Stadium during CMA Fest in downtown Nashville Thursday, June 6 through Sunday, June 9. A limited number of four-day passes for the nightly performances at Nissan Stadium are still available at CMAfest.com or through the CMA Box Office at 1-800-CMA-FEST.

Brett Young will take the stadium stage Saturday night, while Chris Janson will perform Sunday night. Nissan Stadium openers include Marty Stuart on Thursday, Jo Dee Messina on Friday, Billy Ray Cyrus on Saturday and David Lee Murphy on Sunday. Two different student groups from Nashville School of the Arts, a beneficiary of the CMA Foundation, will perform the National Anthem during CMA Fest – the first kicking off the Chevy Riverfront Stage Thursday morning, followed by a second group performing Thursday evening at Nissan Stadium. Additional artists performing the National Anthem at the stadium include Lindsay Ell on Friday, Runaway June on Saturday, and Jimmie Allen on Sunday. More festival news and lineup additions will be announced in the coming weeks.

Artists performing at CMA Fest donate their time so a portion of ticket proceeds can directly benefit high-quality music education initiatives across the U.S. through the CMA Foundation.

Previously announced Country Music superstars performing during the nightly concerts at Nissan Stadium include Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Pistol Annies, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.

Named the “gold standard” and topping Billboard’s list of the 10 Best Country Music Festivals, last year’s CMA Fest drew capacity crowds and the largest engagement by Country Music fans in the event’s history, with visitors from all 50 states, Puerto Rico and 36 international countries flocking to downtown Nashville.

Additional stage lineups, Xfinity Fan Fair X activities and more will be announced in the coming weeks. Don’t miss a beat by staying connected with CMA on CMAfest.com, the Official CMA Fest App, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and sign up for CMA Country Connection emails to receive the latest news as soon as it’s announced.

CMA Fest will once again be filmed for a national prime time television special to air on the ABC Television Network this summer. This is the 16th consecutive year the event has been filmed for a network television special, a feat no other music festival has achieved. “CMA Fest” will be executive produced by Robert Deaton.

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