Lineup announced for 2018 CMA Music Fest By Preshias Harris for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show

Lineup announced
for 2018 CMA Music Fest

By Preshias
Harris for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show

Nashville is getting ready for the 2018 CMA Fest,
[It’s 47th year] set for June 7th through June 10th. In 2017, CMA Fest featured 11 stages with over 350 artists, 1,100
musicians, and 167 hours of music – all to benefit music education as performers
donate their time. Taking the nightly NISSAN STADIUM stage this year are
Country Music superstars Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne,
Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Charles Esten
and Friends, Florida Georgia Line, Dustin Lynch, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Carly
Pearce, Charley Pride, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Ricky Skaggs, Chris
Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Lee Ann Womack, and Brett Young.

The CHEVROLET RIVERFRONT STAGE is back in 2018 with
a packed lineup that will keep crowds rocking from 10:00 AM – 5:15 PM each day.
Reigning CMA New Artist of the Year Jon Pardi kicks things off Thursday, June 7
(10:00 AM). Additional artists scheduled include A Thousand Horses, Lauren
Alaina, Frankie Ballard, Lee Brice, Chase Bryant, Cam, Craig Campbell, Easton
Corbin, Jordan Davis, Devin Dawson, Gavin DeGraw, Russell Dickerson, Drake
White and The Big Fire, Lindsay Ell, Tyler Farr, Hunter Hayes, Walker Hayes,
High Valley, Home Free, LANCO, Chris Lane, LOCASH, Maddie & Tae, Scotty
McCreery, William Michael Morgan, Parmalee, Eric Paslay, Carly Pearce, Cassadee
Pope, RaeLynn, Michael Ray, Dylan Scott, Canaan Smith, Corey Smith, Granger
Smith, The Cadillac Three, Morgan Wallen, and Aaron Watson.

Located in Walk of Fame Park, the CHEVY BREAKOUT
STAGE will entertain crowds daily from 10:30 AM-4:55 PM with performances by
Jimmie Allen, Abby Anderson, Kassi Ashton, Drew Baldridge, Chris Bandi, Big
Smo, Ashley Campbell, Crowder, Jacob Davis, Delta Rae, Cale Dodds, Adam Doleac,
Clare Dunn, Brooke Eden, Riley Green, Trent Harmon, Sundance Head, James Barker
Band, Jillian Jacqueline, Krystal Keith and Lance Carpenter, Jon Langston, Love
and Theft, Ashley McBryde, Logan Mize, Steve Moakler, Muscadine Bloodline,
Jerrod Niemann, Luke Pell, Josh Phillips, Radio Romance, Maggie Rose, Runaway
June, Dylan Schneider, Sister Hazel, SmithField, The Wild Feathers, Michael
Tyler, Walker McGuire, Waterloo Revival, and Charlie Worsham.

Returning for a second year, the BUDWEISER FOREVER
COUNTRY STAGE will take place from 11:00 AM-4:45 PM daily. Featuring some of
the biggest names in Country Music from recent decades, this year’s lineup
includes Keith Anderson, David Ball, John Berry, BlackHawk, Terri Clark, Mark
Collie, Billy Dean, Joe Diffie, Exile, “Forever Country, Never Forgotten: A
Tribute to Those Lost from Country Music,” Andy Griggs, Wade Hayes, Ty Herndon,
Honky Tonkin’ with Tracy Lawrence (and special guests), Larry Gatlin and the
Gatlin Brothers, Little Texas, Lonestar, Mila Mason, Terry McBride, Lorrie
Morgan, Heidi Newfield, Jamie O’Neal, Lee Roy Parnell, Restless Heart,
Shenandoah, The Bellamy Brothers, Mark Wills, Darryl Worley, and Michelle Wright.

Outdoor daytime performances at Budweiser Forever
Country, Chevy Riverfront and Chevy Breakout stages are free and open to the
public. All artist lineups are subject to change. Check out the newer artists
performing at the Gildan Broadway Stage by the Hard Rock Café. Tickets for the
Nightly Concerts at Nissan Stadium may still be available at or
through the CMA Box Office at 1-800-CMA-FEST. This event and the city of
Nashville will host in excess of 100,000 fans from all 50 states and two dozen
foreign countries.

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