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CMA FEST ANNOUNCES MORE THAN 100 ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES JUNE 7-10

CMA FEST ANNOUNCES MORE THAN 100 ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES JUNE 7-10

Xfinity Fan Fair X Features Three Stages with Artist Panels, Performances,

Meet and Greets, Music and Lifestyle Exhibits, Prize Giveaways and More

HGTV Lodge Returns to Downtown Nashville 

NASHVILLE—CMA Fest has announced more than 100 additional performances throughout Downtown Nashville Thursday through Sunday, June 7-10.
Xfinity Fan Fair X is back and more exciting than ever featuring three
stages packed with artist performances, panels and meet and greets, in
addition to music and lifestyle exhibits, prize giveaways and the
Marketplace taking place daily from 9:30 AM-5:00 PM inside Music City
Center. The HGTV Lodge returns for a seventh year, hosting performances
with Country Music favorites and appearances from HGTV stars. Newly
added to the Nissan Stadium stage, Jake Owen will perform on Friday night and Cole Swindell will perform on Sunday night. 

“What makes CMA Fest unique from other music festivals are our one-of-a-kind fan experiences at Xfinity Fan Fair X,” said Damon Whiteside,
CMA Chief Marketing Officer. “For decades, Country Music fans have
flocked to Nashville to attend the festival to get up close and personal
with their favorite artists. We’re proud to continue that tradition
year after year.”

“With Xfinity Fan Fair X, we’re looking to extend a live version of the
home experience we give millions of people across the country everyday –
instant access to their favorite artists on the TV, mobile devices and
online, all in a simple, easy and fun way,” said Matt Lederer,
Comcast’s Executive Director of Partnership Marketing. “Country Music
fans are passionate, and we look forward to creating an immersive
destination for them within CMA Fest.”

The fan-favorite Radio Disney Country Stage returns to Xfinity Fan Fair
X, where attendees can catch some of today’s hottest stars and
up-and-coming artists. Scheduled performances and appearances include Jimmie
Allen, Abby Anderson, Cam, Jillian Cardarelli, CB30, Jordan Davis,
Devin Dawson, Russell Dickerson, Cale Dodds, Lindsay Ell, Emily Hackett,
Adam Hambrick, Trent Harmon, Walker Hayes, Jillian Jacqueline, Caroline
Jones, Madison Kozak, LANCO, Maddie & Tae, Tegan Marie, Jaden
Michaels, Cassadee Pope, Stephanie Quayle, RaeLynn, Noah Schnacky, Kalie
Shorr, Christina Taylor
and Rachel Wammack. Marie, Hayley Orrantia and Shorr join Radio Disney Country personality Betsy Spina to share hosting duties throughout the weekend.

“This year at CMA Fest, Radio Disney Country will have its biggest
presence ever with an exciting stage lineup featuring some of today’s
biggest artists as well as rising chart-bound stars,” said Phil Guerini,
Vice President, Music Strategy, Disney Channels Worldwide and General
Manager, Radio Disney Network. Guerini added, “The launch of Radio
Disney Country was first announced three years ago at CMA Fest and each
year since then we have increased our presence at the festival to bring
fans up close and personal to some of their favorite artists.”

Discover
your new favorite Country artist this year at the Spotlight Stage, an
addition to Xfinity Fan Fair X. The Spotlight Stage showcases a wide
variety of more than 50 emerging acts performing acoustic sets and
hosting meet and greets. Scheduled artists include 2Steel Girls, 8
Ball Aitken, American Young, Paul Bogart, Haley Mae Campbell, Cort
Carpenter, Caryn Lee Carter, CERRITO, Jessie Chris, Chas Collins, Dustin
Collins, Nora Collins, Crystal Day, Joe Denim, Dixie Jade, James Dupré,
Tim Elliott, EmiSunshine, Farewell Angelina, Folk Soul Revival, Kenny
Foster, Gal Friday, Josh Gallagher, Lee Gantt, Harper Grae, Kristi
Hoopes, Jason Morton & The Chesapeake Sons, Meghan Kabir, Kyle
Dillingham & Horseshoe Road, Kelsey Lamb, Olivia Lane, Cherish Lee,
Jenny Leigh, Lucy Angel, Elizabeth Lyons, Red Marlow, Bobby Marquez,
Jackson Michelson, Kylie Morgan, Marta Olejarz, Shane Owens, Presley
& Taylor, Jesse Rice, Matt Rogers, Southern Halo, Summer Brooke
& The Mountain Faith Band, Glen Templeton, The Lovers, The Springs,
The Wandering Hearts, The Young Fables
and Karen Waldrup.

Announced last week, the CMA Close Up Stage is one of the most
anticipated experiences inside Xfinity Fan Fair X, featuring Artist of
the Day sessions with Country Music stars Kelsea Ballerini (June 10), Dierks Bentley (June 7), Luke Bryan (June 8) and Dustin Lynch
(June 9). For chances to win access to front row seats for Artist of
the Day sessions, select artist meet and greets inside Xfinity Fan Fair X
and more, fans must register for CMA Fest Fan Access
presented by Budweiser and then enter the Ultimate Fan Experiences
Drawing between Tuesday, May 29 (10:00 AM/CT) and Thursday, May 31
(10:00 AM/CT). All participants will be notified by email and text on
Friday, June 1 to log in to their Fan Access account to see if they’re a
winner. All prizes must be claimed by Tuesday, June 5 (12:00 PM/CT) or
they will be awarded to alternate winners. By registering for CMA Fest
Fan Access presented by Budweiser, festival-goers are entered for a
chance to win a VIP trip for two to CMA Fest in 2019.

In addition, the Xfinity Zone will feature appearances by Chase Bryant, Easton Corbin, Lindsay Ell, Lucas Hoge, Jerrod Niemann, Stephanie Quayle, Dylan Scott, Temecula Road, Aaron Watson and Drake White.

The HGTV Lodge at Fan Alley offers festival-goers the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience™, with performances by Lauren
Alaina, Carlton Anderson, Lee Brice, Cam, Luke Combs, Jordan Davis,
Chris DeStefano, Lindsay Ell, Morgan Evans, Walker Hayes, Ryan Hurd,
Jillian Jacqueline, LANCO, Chris Lane,  LOCASH, Dustin Lynch, Maddie
& Tae, Ashley McBryde, Kip Moore, Jon Pardi, Eric Paslay, Cassadee
Pope, Michael Ray, Mitchell Tenpenny, Tenille Townes, The Cadillac
Three, Rachel Wammack, Lee Ann Womack
and Trisha Yearwood as well as special appearances by HGTV “Property Brothers” stars Jonathan and Drew Scott. Great American Country’s Suzanne Alexander
will emcee during the four-day event. For a chance to win access to the
HGTV Lodge, fans must enter the Ultimate Fan Experiences Drawing at CMAfest.com/FanAccess

“As a ‘home for Country Music fans,’ the HGTV Lodge is a remarkable way
for the HGTV brand to connect with network fans and festival visitors,”
said Karen Bronzo, Senior Vice President, Brand Marketing and
Partnerships for HGTV. “We’re excited to be back for our seventh year
with an amazing lineup of Country Music stars performing in a
one-of-a-kind setting.”

New this year, CMA will host the Music Streaming Lounge at Xfinity Fan
Fair X, a place for fans to have hands-on involvement with music
streaming platforms, offering charging stations and a lounge for fans to
enjoy each day. On Thursday, the lounge will be transformed into an
iHeartRadio recording studio where fans will have the opportunity to
become an on-air radio host interviewing some of the biggest names in
Country Music for broadcast on a special iHeartRadio Fan Fair X station.
Fans will also get a photo with the artist to commemorate their first
radio gig inside the iHeartRadio pop-up studio. On Friday, Spotify will
debut a new digital experience where fans can find their “Country Music
Match” and create collaborative playlists live with Country artists,
while also offering updated free product and assisting listeners in
personalizing their listening experiences. On Saturday, guests will be
able to interact with tens of millions of songs on Amazon Music while
using Alexa, requesting music in brand new ways based on mood, era,
genre, city, lyrics, and much more. Guests will also be able to meet
various Country Music artists stopping by the Amazon Music space, some
featured on the brand-new global playlist Country Heat.

Of the numerous artists appearing at Xfinity Fan Fair X over the
four-day event, most of the meet and greets do not require tickets. In
these instances, fans may freely join the line formations for
non-ticketed signings.

A limited number of four-day tickets for the nightly concerts at Nissan
Stadium, which also includes four-day access to Xfinity Fan Fair X, are
still available at CMAfest.com/tickets
or through the CMA Box Office at 1-800-CMA-FEST. All of CMA Fest’s
outdoor daytime stages as well as nightly shows at the Cracker Barrel
Country Roads Stage at Ascend Amphitheater are free and open to the
public. Fans can purchase the CMA Fest Nash Pass
for $60 plus fees, allowing a limited amount of fans VIP early access
at the Cracker Barrel Country Roads Stage. The Nash Pass also includes a
Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum tour, Ryman Auditorium tour and
four-day admission to Xfinity Fan Fair X. Tickets for Xfinity Fan Fair X
are available for $10 each day or $25 for a four-day pass.

Don’t miss a beat—download the CMA Fest app, presented by Xfinity, or get connected with CMA on CMAfest.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and sign up for CMA Country Connection emails to receive the latest news as soon as it’s announced.

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