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CMA Music Festival Announces Friday Lineup for the Nightly Concerts at The Stadium

NASHVILLE – CMA Music Festival’s Friday night stadium lights will shine on Eric Church, Sam Hunt, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, and Hank Williams, Jr. when they perform Friday, June 10 as part of the Nightly Concerts at Nissan Stadium. They join previously announced Country Music superstars Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, and Rascal Flatts, who will perform during the Festival’s opening night. Artists and schedules are subject to change....

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CMA Music Festival Announces Thursday Night Lineup for Nightly Concerts at The Stadium

NASHVILLE – CMA has announced the artists who will be appearing Thursday, June 9 as part of the Nightly Concerts at CMA Music Festival. Country Music superstars Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, and Rascal Flatts are scheduled to perform opening night. Artists and schedules are subject to change. Each Wednesday in March CMA will announce the lineup for a different Nightly Concert at Nissan Stadium. Loyal fans who downloaded the...

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Country Music Fans Look Forward to Summer Nights and Stadium Lights All Month Long

CMA Music Festival Announces Lineups for Nightly Concerts Each Wednesday in March NASHVILLE – It may still be winter for most of America, but CMA and Country Music fans from around the globe are looking forward to summer nights and stadium lights at CMA Music Festival, Thursday through Sunday, June 9-12. While the Festival boasts numerous free stages and unique fan experiences all over downtown Nashville, the most anticipated events...

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The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience: CMA Music Festival Celebrates 45 Years in 2016

NASHVILLE – CMA Music Festival, the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience, celebrates 45 years in 2016 with all the non-stop music, fan engagement, and artist experiences attendees have come to expect since the event began as Fan Fair® in 1972. “Country Music festivals come and go, but this event has succeeded for four and a half decades because we constantly challenge ourselves to enhance the experience for our fans, the...

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Steven Tyler to Join Front and Center Taping For CMA Songwriters Series in New York

Legendary Singer to Announce Final Nominees for “The 49th Annual CMA Awards" Sept. 9 on "Good Morning America" and with Kelsea Ballerini Tickets for CMA Songwriters Series Taping On Sale Tomorrow, Sept. 4 at 8:00 AM/EST NASHVILLE – The critically-acclaimed music series, “Front and Center” and the Country Music Association (CMA) have announced a special taping of the CMA Songwriters Series with Steven Tyler, the iconic songwriter and prolific voice of the best-selling...

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Summer’s Hottest Acts Perform on "CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock" Airing Tuesday, August 4 on ABC

NASHVILLE – Summer’s hottest artists will perform on “CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" airing Tuesday, Aug. 4 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network and hosted for the third time by reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town. Filmed during CMA Music Festival in June, the special features many of today's most exciting Country Music stars, including Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan,...

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CMA Music Festival Sets New Record at $46.8 Million in Direct Visitor Spending

NASHVILLE—The 2015 CMA Music Festival generated a record $46.8 million in direct visitor spending, an increase of $7.5 million over last year according to numbers released by the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. (NCVC) today. “The CMA Music Festival is a big part of our brand as Music City, and the event’s enormous economic impact through direct visitor spending is a great thing for Nashville,” Mayor Karl Dean said. “The...

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2015 CMA Music Festival Sets Attendance Record With 87,680 Fans

NASHVILLE – 2015 CMA Music Festival sold out seven months in advance prompting large, enthusiastic crowds at the Festival’s numerous free stages and event areas with a record-setting daily attendance of 87,680 fans – besting 2014 numbers by 9.6 percent. “The advance sell out speaks to the strength of the event, but great weather and the numerous free stages and activities downtown contributed to our attendance bump,” said CMA Chief Executive...

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CMA Foundation "Music Education Matters" Initiative Taps Keith Urban as a National Ambassador

Urban Donates Guitars to Student Musicians in CMA Foundation Partner Programs NASHVILLE – CMA and the CMA Foundation unveiled its new "Music Education Matters" campaign today during CMA Music Festival and announced that superstar Keith Urban will be the first national ambassador for the program, which provides musical instruments and teaching support to programs serving inner-city youth. “Music is not only powerful, it’s magical,” said Urban. “It has the ability...

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