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CMA Music Festival Offers Even More Opportunities for Free Music Discovery

NASHVILLE – The 2015 CMA Music Festival is sure to be the hottest summer destination for new music discovery with the announcement today of lineups for the BMI Tailgate Party, Chevrolet® Roadhouse Stage, and Gildan® Broadway Stage at Hard Rock Café.

All stages are FREE and open to the public. CMA Music Festival will be held Thursday through Sunday, June 11-14 in downtown Nashville.

“We are proud to present hundreds of artists to the fans during CMA Music Festival, whether it’s the biggest names in the format or up-and-comers,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “These free stages are full of talent and are great places to discover a new favorite artist and hear what could be tomorrow’s biggest hits.”


The 2015 CMA Music Festival BMI Tailgate Party lineup. Photo Credit: CMA

The BMI Tailgate Party takes place nightly on the LP Field south lawn from 4:00-7:45 PM/CT, keeping fans entertained up until the start of the Nightly Concerts.

Artists scheduled to take the stage include Rhett Akins, Sammy Arriaga, Bri Bagwell, Tucker Beathard, Hannah Blaylock, Danielle Bradbery, Kane Brown, DJ DU, Josh Dorr, Haley Georgia, Will Hoge, Chris Lane, Sonia Leigh, Maren Morris, Muddy Magnolias, Mitch Rossell, Caitlyn Smith, Sunday Best, Emi Sunshine, Mitchell Tenpenny, and Charlie Worsham.

Located in the heart of Fan Alley, the Chevrolet Roadhouse Stage is full of newer artists for fans to discover. With performances from 11:00 AM-4:30 PM/CT daily, it will also be home to the ASCAP Showcase during regular stage hours Saturday and Sunday.


The 2015 CMA Music Festival Chevrolet® Roadhouse Stage lineup. Photo Credit: CMA

The current lineup includes Carlton Anderson, Chris Bandi, Luke Bell, Brad Blackburn, Vanessa Bransan, Jeston Cade, Chris Cavanaugh, Clampett, Steven Clawson, Devin Clemons, Leslie Cours Mather, Hannah Dasher, Jacob Davis, Kalisa Ewing, Ryan Griffin, Joe Hall, Rachel Holder, Lauren Jenkins, Bryson Jennings, Mitchell Lee, Loving Mary, Matt Mason, Megan & Liz, Josh Mirenda, Chancie Neal, Erica Nicole, Joshua Okeefe, Hunter Phelps, David Ray, Dexter Roberts, Jameson Rodgers, Rose Falcon and The Van Lears, Mary Sarah, CJ Solar, Nick Sturms, Ashla Taylor, The Brothers Roberson, The Shuggah Pies, Patrick Thomas, Amanda Watkins, Jessie Keith Whitley, Hailey Whitters, and Brett Young.

New in 2015, the Gildan Broadway Stage will operate daily from 10:45 AM/CT to approximately 4:30 PM/CT. Positioned at the Hard Rock Café on the corner of Broadway and First Avenue, the stage will host some of the newest names in Country Music alongside established greats and fan favorites.

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Artists scheduled to appear include Justin Adams, Drew Baldridge, Branch & Dean, Courtney Cole, Brian Davis, Jaida Dreyer, Erik Dylan, Exile, Ben Gallaher, Sam Grow, Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys, Halfway to Hazard, Brooke Hogan, John & Jacob, Kristen Kelly, Jon Langston, Brandon Lay, MamaDear, Matthew & Gunnar Nelson, McKenzies Mill, Michaelis, Mockingbird Sun, Randy Montana, Old Southern Moonshine Revival, Aaron Parker, Jacob Powell, Stephanie Quayle, Brent Rupard, Mike Ryan, Adam Sanders, John Wesley Satterfield, Ray Scott, Smithfield, Cole Taylor, The Cains, and Michael Tyler.

For upcoming talent announcements and all other info stay connected with CMA on,,,, and sign up for CMA Exclusive, CMA’s e-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.

All artists and schedules are subject to change.

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

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Danielle Bradbery will perform at the BMI Tailgate Party during the 2015 CMA Music Festival. Photo Credit: Trenton Alan

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