Carrie Underwood Kicks Off Summer at CMA Music Festival

Carrie Underwood Kicks Off Summer at CMA Music Festival

NASHVILLE – On the day after the unofficial start of summer, Carrie Underwood tapped her social networks to announce that she will be performing at LP Field during the 2015 CMA Music Festival Nightly Concerts. Her performance at this year’s CMA Music Festival will mark the 10th anniversary of her first performance in 2005 following her victorious run on “American Idol” that same year.

“We know our fans will be thrilled to kick off summer with Carrie at CMA Music Festival,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer.

The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience™, CMA Music Festival takes place Thursday through Sunday, June 11-14 in Nashville.

Underwood performs Saturday, June 13. She joins previously announced performers including Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Randy Houser, Sam Hunt, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Maddie & Tae, Neal McCoy, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Cole Swindell, The Band Perry, The Oak Ridge BoysKeith Urban, Wynonna & The Big Noise, Chris Young, and Zac Brown Band. This year’s National Anthem singers include Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Lee Greenwood, Kellie Pickler, and Restless Heart.

Hey #CMAFest! Looks like I will be seeing you real soon! ? @CMA

A photo posted by Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) on May 26, 2015 at 7:01am PDT

Tickets to the Nightly Concerts at LP Field sold out in November. Across the river from the stadium, there are countless free and low-cost entertainment options for fans visiting downtown Nashville as part of the CMA Music Festival. Seven free entertainment stages give fans an opportunity to choose their musical adventure, including the hugely popular Chevrolet Riverfront Stage, which consistently fills the Cumberland riverbank each of the four days.

AT&T U-verse® Fan Fair X at Music City Center moves the CMA Music Festival party inside, with musical performances on three stages, artist interactions, meet-and-greets, shopping and other unique fan experiences. 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 full lineup and to plan their schedule, maps, activities, trivia, and more information fans can go to CMAfest.com and download the CMA Fest app for iPhone or Android presented by AT&T U-verse.

For the most up to date Festival information, fans can stay connected with CMA on CMAfest.com, Facebook.com/CMA, Twitter.com/CountryMusic, Instagram.com/CMA, and sign up for CMA Exclusive, CMA’s e-newsletter.

CMA Music Festival is organized and produced by the Country Music Association. Fan Fair® is a registered trademark of CMA.

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