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CMA Fest Announces CMA Close Up Stage Lineup! 

With CMA Fest approaching, CMA Fest has announced more stages See the lineup for the Close Up Stage Below!
Thursday, June 7th 2018
10:00am-10:45am Marine Corps band
11:00am-12:00pm Dierks Bentley (Artist of the day)

12:15pm-1:15pm Ricky Skaggs
1:30pm-2:30pm Song Suffaragettes
2:45pm-3:45pm The Making of Words with Sara Evans
4:00pm-5:00pm CMA Fest Match Game hosted by Adam Wurtzel
Friday, June 8th 2017
11:30am-12:30pm Luke Bryan (Artist of the Day)

1:00pm-2:00pm Good Ole Days With Storme Warren
2:15pm-3:00pm Bluebird Cafe Songwriters round featuring Jake Etheridge, Tenille Townes, Adam Hambrick
3:15pm-3:45pm TG Sheppard and Kelly Lang
Saturday, June 9th 2018
11:00am-12:00pm Dustin Lynch (Artist of the Day)

1:30pm-2:30pm Hunter Hayes
2:45pm-3:45pm From ABC to CMA With The Goldbergs’ Hayley Orrantia hosted by Mark Bright
4:00pm-5:00pm Song Suffragettes
Sunday, June 10th 2018
11:00am-12:00pm Kelsea Ballerini (Artist of the day)

12:15pm-12:45pm Bill Anderson and Bobby Bare – American Legends
1:00pm-1:45pm Ray Stevens Celebrating a 60 year career
2:00pm-3:00pm Restless Heart celebrating their 35th Anniversary
3:15pm-4:00pm Exile beating the odds surviving 55 years in music
4:15pm-5:00pm Naomi Judd – “How to survive anything”


CMA Fest: Maui Jim Broadway Stage Performers Announced

CMA Fest is fastly approaching and more stages are being announced. This year at the Hard Rock Cafe, a stage called the Maui Jim Broadway Stage will be underway! Check out the list of performances below:

Thursday, June 7th 2018

10:45am -11:10am Brett Kissel
11:25am-11:50am Davisson Brothers
12:05pm-12:30pm Brennley Brown
12:45pm-1:10pm Noah Guthrie
1:25pm-1:50pm Levi Hummon
2:05pm-2:30pm Stephanie Quayle
2:45pm-3:10pm Payton Smith
3:25pm-3:50pm Drew Parker
4:05pm -4:30pm Faren Rachels
4:45pm-5:10pm Ray Fulcher
5:25pm-5:50pm Trea Landon
6:05pm – 6:30pm Adam Craig

Friday, June 8th 2018

10:45am-11:10am Tegan Marie
11:25am-11:50am Kalie Shorr
12:05pm-12:30pm Austin Burke
12:45pm-1:10pm Hayley Orrantia
1:25pm-1:50pm Carter Winter
2:05pm-2:30pm Travis Denning
2:45pm-3:10pm Jordan Ranger
3:25pm-3:50pm Logan Brill
4:05pm – 4:30pm Sweet Tea Trio

Saturday, June 9th 2018

10:45am-11:10am Natalie Stovall
11:25am-11:50am Jeffery East
12:05pm-12:30pm Temecula Road
12:45pm-1:10pm Ryan Beaver
1:25pm-1:50pm FILMORE
2:05pm – 2:30pm Scooter Brown Band
2:45pm-3:10pm Restless Road
3:25pm-3:50pm Tyler Rich
4:05pm-4:30pm Tyminski

Sunday, June 10th 2018

10:45am-11:10am Brandon Ray
11:25am-11:50am Hannah Ellis
12:05pm- 12:30pm Hudson Moore
12:45pm-1:10pm 17 Memphis
1:25pm-1:50pm Mitchell Tenpenny
2:05pm-2:30pm Megan Patrick
2:45pm-3:10pm Josh Mirenda
3:25pm-3:50pm The Last Bandoleros
4:05pm-4:30pm Adam Sanders


CMA Fest Announces Cracker Barrel Country Roads Stage at Ascend Amphitheater!

CMA Fest Announces Cracker Barrel Country Roads Stage at Ascend Amphitheater 
CMA Fest is only 50 days away and with it approaching another stage has been announced! Cracker Barrel is returning as title sponsor for the country roads stage at Ascend Amphitheater.

Thursday June 7th, 2018 
7:00pm-7:30pm Everette
7:30pm-8:00pm Runaway June
8:00pm-8:30pm Lindsay Ell
8:30pm-9:00pm Chase Bryant
9:00pm-9:30pm Craig Campbell
9:30pm-10:00pm Granger Smith
10:00pm-10:30pm Chase Rice
Friday June 8th, 2018 
7:00pm-7:30pm Clare Dunn
7:30pm-8:00pm Drake White
8:00pm-8:30pm Maddie & Tae
8:30pm-9:00pm Tyler Farr
9:00pm-9:30pm Lee Brice
Saturday June 9th, 2018 
7:00pm-7:30pm Tegan Marie
7:30pm-8:00pm Cale Dodds
8:00pm-8:30pm Morgan Evans
8:30pm-9:00pm Michael Ray

CMA Fest Announces Nissan Stadium Performers!

CMAFest announces Nissan Stadium Performers!
CMAFest is just over two months away and the Nissan Stadium Performers have been announced!

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Thursday, June 7th, 2018
8:00pm-8:30pm Charles Esten
8:45pm-9:00pm Kane Brown and Lauren
9:05-9:10pm Carly Pearce (National Anthem)
9:30pm-10:00pm Dan + Shay
10:00pm-10:30pm Darius Rucker
10:30pm-11:00pm Brothers Osborne
Friday, June 8th, 2018 
8:00pm-8:30pm Charley Pride
8:30-9:00pm Brett Young
9:05-9:10pm TBA
9:30pm-10:00pm Luke Combs
10:00pm-10:30pm Blake Shelton
10:30-11:00pm Old Dominion
11:00pm-11:30pm Carrie Underwood
Saturday, June 9th, 2018 
8:00pm-8:30pm Lee Ann Womack
8:30pm-9:00pm Jon Pardi
9:05-9:10pm TBA
9:30pm-10:00pm Dustin Lynch
10:00pm-10:30pm Kelsea Ballerini
10:30pm-11:00pm Chris Stapleton
11:00pm-11:30pm Keith Urban
Sunday, June 10th, 2018 

8:00pm-8:30pm Ricky Skaggs
8:30pm-9:00pm Brett Eldredge
9:05-9:10pm TBA
10:00pm-10:30pm Dierks Bentley
10:30pm-11:00pm Florida Georgia Line
11:00pm-11:30pm Luke Bryan

CMA Fest Budweiser Forever Country Stage Performers Announced! 

CMA Fest Budweiser Forever Country Stage Performers Announced! 
CMA Fest is just over two months away and the Budweiser Forever Country Stage has been announced!

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Thursday, June 7th, 2018 
11:00am-11:30am Billy Dean
11:45am-12:15pm Shenandoah
12:30pm-1:00pm Bellamy Brothers
1:15pm-1:45pm Little Texas
2:00pm-2:30pm Lonestar
2:45pm-3:15pm Restless Heart
3:30pm-4:00pm Terri Clark
4:15pm-4:45pm Lorrie Morgan
Friday, June 8th, 2018 
11:00am-11:30am Wade Hayes
11:45am-12:15pm Keith Anderson
12:30pm-1:00pm Ty Herndon
1:15pm-1:45pm Larry Gatlin
2:00pm-2:30pm Michelle Wright
2:45pm-3:15pm Heidi Newfield
3:30pm-4:00pm Darryl Worley
4:15pm-4:45pm Lee Roy Parnell
Saturday, June 9th, 2018 
11:00am-12:15pm Honky Tonkin’ with Tracy Lawrence
12:30pm-1:00pm Mila Mason
1:15pm-1:45pm John Berry
2:00pm-2:30pm Jamie O’Neal
2:45pm-3:15pm Doug Supernaw
3:30pm-4:45pm Forever Country, Never Forgotten
Sunday, June 10th, 2018 
11:00am-11:30am Terry McBride
11:45am-12:15pm Andy Griggs
12:30pm-1:00pm Exile
1:15pm-1:45pm Mark Wills
2:00pm-2:30pm David Ball
2:45pm – 3:15pm Joe Diffie
3:30pm-4:00pm Mark Collie
4:15pm-4:45pm Blackhawk