Artists Announced for Belk Park Stage and Bud Light Plaza Stage at CMA Music Festival Scott Frans April 27, 2015 NASHVILLE – With more than 100 artists confirmed, the Belk Park Stage at Walk of Fame Park and the Bud Light Plaza Stage at Bridgestone Arena Plaza will be rockin’ with back-to-back, free daily concerts during the 2015 CMA Music Festival, Thursday-Sunday, June 11-14, in downtown Nashville. Free and open to the public, the Belk Park Stage and the Bud Light Plaza Stage lineups kick-off on Thursday, June 11 at 10:30 AM/CT featuring crowd favorites and up-and-comers entertaining fans each day until approximately 5:00 PM/CT. “Music discovery is a fixture of this Festival and we offer several free stages with unduplicated performances so that fans have plenty of opportunities to reconnect with a personal favorite or uncover something new,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. Artists performing on the Belk Park Stage at Walk of Fame Park include: Lauren Alaina, Greg Bates, Jeff Bates, Blackjack Billy, Laura Bell Bundy, Chris Carmack, Mark Collie, Adam Craig, Lindsay Ell, Friends of Lola, Haley & Michaels, Amber Hayes, Lyndsey Highlander, Lucas Hoge, Home Free, Joey Hyde, Stella James, Kentucky Headhunters, Ryan Kinder, John King, LanCo, Jackie Lee, Rick Monroe, Outshyne, Mac Powell, Rainey Qualley, Dylan Scott, Tate Stevens, Sunny Sweeney, The Cleverlys, The Henningsens, The SteelDrivers, Tim Montana and the Shrednecks, Waterloo Revival, Austin Webb, and Chuck Wicks. Also performing will be the winners of the “Belk Road South” talent search, Down Home, Chase Likens, and Paul Wayne Pierce. Artists performing on the Bud Light Plaza Stage at the Bridgestone Plaza include: A Thousand Horses, Dean Alexander, Keith Anderson, Kelsea Ballerini, Kelleigh Bannen, Brothers Osborne, Cam, Ashley Campbell, Deana Carter, Casey Donahew Band, Ruthie Collins, Bucky Covington, Drake White & the Big Fire, Clare Dunn, Brooke Eden, David Fanning, JT Hodges, Chris Janson, Jana Kramer, LoCash, Love & Theft, Marshall Tucker Band, William Michael Morgan, David Lee Murphy, Natalie Stovall & the Drive, Native Run, Steven Lee Olsen, Mo Pitney, Trick Pony, Michael Ray, Gwen Sebastian, Dallas Smith, Jamie Lynn Spears, Striking Matches, The Grascals, and The Lacs. “Over the past several years our free outdoor stages have boomed in popularity with our attendees drawing large crowds,” said Trahern. “To enhance the experience for everyone this year, we are increasing the size of the stage in Walk of Fame Park and adding video screens so everyone has a front-row experience.” With seven free stages and numerous free lifestyle exhibits to explore throughout the Festival footprint in Nashville, CMA Music Festival is a great, family-friendly entertainment value. The concerts at the Belk Park Stage in Walk of Fame Park and the Bud Light Plaza Stage are free, fun in the sun and within easy walking distance of all the Festival event sites, including the AT&T U-verse® Fan Fair X with autograph signings, concerts, lifestyle exhibits, marketplace, live broadcasts, demonstrations and more in the state-of-the-art Music City Center. Tickets to AT&T U-verse Fan Fair X are available now at CMAfest.com (AT&T U-verse Fan Fair X admission is included in four-day CMA Music Festival tickets). AT&T U-verse Fan Fair X tickets are $10 per day or $25 for a four-day pass. For upcoming talent announcements and all other info stay connected with CMA on CMAfest.com, Facebook.com/CMA, Twitter.com/CountryMusic, Instagram.com/CMA, and sign up for CMA Exclusive, CMA’s email newsletter. Fans can also download the 2015 CMA Music Festival mobile app for iPhone or Android to view the latest artist lineups and to plan their Festival experience.