CMA Music Fest Reveals Humongous Lineup

Garth Brooks
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– Garth Brooks
Delivering a surprise performance at the 2017 CMA Music Festival at Nissan Stadium in Nashville

Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown and Luke Bryan are a few of the hundreds of artists booked for the CMA Music FestivalThat’s right … hundreds.

In fact, the above names are just a few of the acts appearing at Nissan Stadium during the mega-event happening June 7-10 in Nashville.  Nissan Stadium’s lineup also includes Carrie Underwood, Charley Pride, Keith Urban, Lee Ann Womack, Brett Young, Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, Jon Pardi, Chris Stapleton and Ricky Skaggs.

The Country Music Association revealed the lineups, diplomatically listing every artist alphabetically.  A Thousand Horses, Lauren Alaina, Frankie Ballard and Chase Bryant are the first few names gracing the Riverfront Stage listing while the Breakout Stage lineup begins with Jimmie Allen, Abby Anderson and

This could be the lineup where you’ll feel somewhat drained from reading it. The CMA is promising “hundreds of artists” and the multitude of names on the poster guarantees that oath. 

The CMA Music Fest began life as Fan Fair back in 1972 as a convention / music fest for country fans wanting to meet their favorite performers.  Garth Brooks, Shania Twain and Martina McBride are just a few of the artists that have appeared at the event, renamed “CMA Music Festival” in 2004.

Outdoor daytime performances on the Budweiser Forever Country, Riverfront and Breakout stages are free.  A limited number of four-day tickets for the nightly shows at Nissan Stadium are available now. Proceeds are used to fund CMA Foundation’s music education programs.

Keep checking Pollstar’s CMA Music Festival page for updates.