MIRANDA LAMBERT AND LITTLE BIG TOWN ADDED TO 2012 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL NIGHTLY CONCERTS LINEUP


MIRANDA
LAMBERT AND LITTLE BIG TOWN ADDED TO 2012 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL NIGHTLY CONCERTS LINEUP


Sarah Darling, Nashville School of Arts Chamber Choir, Oak Ridge
Boys, and Julie Roberts to Perform National Anthem at LP Field

Single Night Tickets Only $40; Four Day Ticket Packages Begin at $125

NASHVILLE – The
reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert and fan favorite
group
Little Big Town have joined the performer lineup for
the Nightly Concerts at LP Field held during 2012 CMA Music Festival. The event
takes place
Thursday through Sunday, June 7-10, in downtown Nashville,
and will once again be filmed for an ABC television special to air in late summer

Lambert
will perform on
Thursday, June 7, and Little Big Town will perform on
Saturday, June 9.  

Also during the Nightly Concerts at
LP Field,
Sarah Darling, Nashville School of Arts
Chamber Choir
(under the directon of Walter Bitner), Oak Ridge Boys, and Julie Roberts will each perform the National Anthem.

The current
lineups for the Nightly Concerts are as follows in alphabetical order:

Thursday, June 7: Jason Aldean, Glen Campbell, Lady Antebellum,
Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley
, and Zac Brown Band. National Anthem
performed by the
Nashville School of Arts Chamber Choir (under the direction
of
Walter Bitner).

 
Friday, June 8: The Band Perry, Brantley Gilbert, Ronnie
Milsap, Jake Owen, Blake Shelton
, and Carrie Underwood. National Anthem
performed by the
Oak Ridge Boys.

 
Saturday, June 9: Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Hunter Hayes, Faith Hill, Little
Big Town,
and Kenny Rogers. National Anthem performed by Julie Roberts.

 
Sunday, June 10: Dierks Bentley, Alan Jackson, The Mavericks, Martina McBride,
Scotty McCreery
, and Rascal Flatts. National Anthem
performed by
Sarah Darling.

 

Tickets to the individual Nightly Concerts
are $40 (plus applicable handling fees) for general admission in the upper deck
of LP Field. Fans can purchase their tickets through Ticketmaster at Ticketmaster.com
or 1 (800) 745-3000. They can also purchase them through CMAfest.com or 1 (800)
CMA-FEST (262-3378). 

Four-day ticket packages are also available, from only
$125 per person plus handling fees. Four-day ticket package categories correspond
to varying levels of seating at LP Field and include admittance to all four Nightly
Concerts as well as all daytime Festival activities, including the Fan Fair Fall
where artist autograph signing sessions are held. Children 3 years and younger
are admitted FREE. For information on ADA seating, please call 1-800-CMA-FEST.

Ticket
prices and artists are subject to change without notice. All sales are final and non-refundable.

Lambert
has received four CMA Awards, including two wins as Female Vocalist of the Year
(2010, 2011), Album of the Year (2010 for
Revolution), and Music Video of the
Year (2012 for “The House That Built Me,” directed by Trey Fanjoy). Her most
recent album is the Gold-certified
Four the Record, which debuted
at No. 1 on the
Billboard Top Country Albums chart last year and established
her as the first Country artist in the 47-year history of the chart to have each
of her first four albums debut at No. 1. The album features her No. 3 hit “Baggage
Claim” and current single “Over You.”  

Platinum-selling
Country group Little Big Town – consisting of members
Karen Fairchild,
Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet
, and Jimi Westbrook – has received
a career total of nine CMA Award nominations to date. The foursome recently recorded
“Deep River Woman” with Lionel Richie for his current album
Tuskegee, which hit the
No. 1 spot on the
Billboard Top 200 albums chart. Little Big Town’s
fifth studio album, produced by Jay Joyce, will be released later this year and
features the first single, “Pontoon,” which is at radio now.

Fans can
stay in the loop by visiting CMAfest.com, the official website of CMA Music Festival,
where they can sign up for the CMA Exclusive e-news; connect with CMA socially
on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest; play games; and of course see the
entire lineup of Country Music’s biggest stars as they are announced for the event.

CMA Music
Festival celebrates the unique relationship between Country Music artists and
their fans in the heart of Music City USA. The artists participate for free, and
on their behalf, CMA has donated half the net proceeds of the Festival to support
music education through the Keep the Music Playing program.

To date,
more than $6.1 million has been donated to purchase musical instruments and supplies,
providing thousands of students in Metro Nashville Public Schools with the resources and
opportunities they could not have afforded on their own, and giving many of them
a strong reason to remain in school. The total also includes a $1 million
endowment gift for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Words & Music
program, which assists language arts and music teachers with classroom instruction
in the basics of songwriting.

Featuring 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. In 2011, the event
drew a record-setting 65,000 fans from all 50 states and 26 nations and, for the
second consecutive year, sold out in advance each night at LP Field for the star-packed
Nightly Concerts. According to the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, direct
visitor spending generated by the Festival totaled more than $30 million. 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, 2010).

CMA Music
Festival will once again be filmed for a national television special to air on
the ABC Television Network. This is the ninth consecutive year that the event
has been filmed    for a network television special, a feat no
other music festival has achieved. CBS aired the first CMA Music Festival special
in 2004, with ABC airing it from 2005 onward through 2021. “CMA Music Festival:
Country’s Night to Rock” will be executive-produced by
Robert Deaton. 

CMA Music
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. BIC is an Official Partner of the 2012 CMA Music Festival.

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