HOTTEST CONCERT SPECIAL, “CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL: COUNTRY’S NIGHT TO ROCK” FEATURES
SUPERSTAR PERFORMANCES FROM A TO Z, WITH JASON ALDEAN TO ZAC BROWN BAND AND EVERYONE IN BETWEEN
Hosted for the First Time by Luke Bryan and The Band Perry’s Kimberly
Perry, The Three-Hour Special Airs Monday, Sept. 17 on the ABC Television Network
NASHVILLE – Luke Bryan and The Band Perry’s
Kimberly Perry host the summer’s hottest television music event
“CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” airing Monday, Sept. 17
(8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.
special features the A to Z of Country Music’s hottest stars with a stellar
lineup including: Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Kix Brooks, Luke Bryan,
Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum,
Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery, Jake Owen,
Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Carrie Underwood,
Keith Urban, Hank Williams Jr., and Zac Brown Band.
June 7-10, the special features behind-the-ropes access and interviews, late-night
jams, and exciting full-throttle performances by today’s most exciting Country
Music hitmakers. This is the eighth time ABC will broadcast this special – which
invites the whole country to America’s biggest Country Music bash.
the special for the first time, Bryan was nominated for CMA New Artist of the
Year in 2010 and 2011. His most recent album is the Platinum-certified tailgates &
tanlines, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums
chart and No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, and features Platinum-certified
digital singles “Country Girl (Shake It for Me)” and “I Don’t Want This
Night to End”; and current smash “Drunk on You,” which recently hit 1 million downloads.
Perry is the lead singer of The Band Perry, a family trio with her brothers Reid
and Neil. She won her first solo CMA Award in 2011 for Song of the Year for writing
“If I Die Young.” The Band Perry won two additional CMA Awards last year including
New Artist of the Year and Single of the Year (“If I Die Young”). The group’s
Platinum-certified, self-titled debut album features the four-times-Platinum-certified
digital single “If I Die Young” and two Gold-certified digital singles “All
Your Life” and “You Lie.”
Originally started as Fan
Fair® in 1972, the legendary event has featured performances by every major star
in the format. What started with 5,000 fans has grown to a daily attendance of
more than 71,000 representing every state and two dozen foreign countries.
television special, “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock,” debuted
in 2004 on CBS as a two-hour special highlighting the Festival and Music City.
In 2005, the special moved to the ABC Television Network, and expanded to three
hours in 2009. The special will air annually on ABC through 2021.
“CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” drew an average audience of
7 million viewers and finished as the most-watched program in its three-hour time
period. The special also ranked No. 1 in its time slot with Women 18-34 (1.6/5).
It gained more than one million viewers over 2010, drawing its second largest
audience in six years (since 2005). The show was up year over year with Men 18-49
(+8%), Men 25-54 (+13%), Adults 25-54 (+10%), Teens 12-17 (+29%), and Kids 2-11
(+50%). It generated ABC’s biggest summertime numbers in the time period with
entertainment programming in nearly five years with Total Viewers (7.0 million)
and in more than three years with Adults 18-49 (1.6/4) – since 8/27/06 and 7/6/08, respectively.
concerts, autograph signings, family activities, and more, CMA Music Festival
is the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience – a four-day celebration of America’s
music. CMA Music Festival is a four-time winner of the International Entertainment
Buyers Association’s LIVE! Award for Festival of the Year (2004, 2006, 2008,
Tickets for 2013 CMA Music
Festival, which will be held Thursday through Sunday, June 6-9, are available now.
order tickets by calling the CMA Box Office at 1-800-CMA-FEST (262-3378) or Ticketmaster
at 1-800-745-3000. To purchase tickets online, visit www.ticketmaster.com. Prices do
not include applicable handling fees. Ticket prices are subject to change without
notice. All sales are final and non-refundable. Four-day ticket package categories
correspond to different levels of seating at LP Field. Children 3 years and younger are admitted free.
CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL- FOUR DAY TICKET PACKAGE PRICES
Gold Circle (sections
A-E) – $350
Floor – $250
Lower Level Premium – $250
Lower Level – $200
Club Level Premium – $200
Club Level – $160
Upper Level Reserved – $135
Upper Level General Admission – $125
Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” is executive-produced by Robert Deaton. The 2012 CMA Music
Festival is organized and produced by the Country Music Association. “CMA Music
Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” was shot in high definition and will be broadcast
in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.
Festival is organized and produced by the Country Music Association. Fan Fair®
is a registered trademark of CMA. Chevrolet™ is the Official Ride of Country
Music. Connect with CMA online at CMAfest.com, Facebook.com/CMA and Twitter.com/CountryMusic.