SUPERSTAR ARTISTS ADDED TO 2013 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL LINEUP


SUPERSTAR ARTISTS ADDED TO 2013 CMA
MUSIC FESTIVAL LINEUP

Artists Performing at LP Field Include Gary Allan, Dierks Bentley,
Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert,
Jake Owen, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, The Band Perry, Keith Urban, and Zac Brown Band

NASHVILLE
– Where can you find more CMA Award winners and nominees than at the annual
CMA Awards? Try the 2013 CMA Music Festival!

The star-packed lineup
is bursting at the seams with reigning trophy winners, former Award recipients,
and nominees all performing for the most ardent, passionate fans in the world
during CMA Music Festival,
Thursday through Sunday, June 6-9, in Nashville.

“We have
an amazing lineup of talent for this year’s Festival,” said
Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive
Officer. “I know our fans will be entertained and enthralled to see our annual
family reunion of the best and brightest performers in the industry.”

More artists
have just been announced including
Gary Allan, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church,
Kelly Clarkson, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen,
Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, The Band Perry, Keith Urban,
and Zac Brown Band.

Previously
announced performers for this one-of-a-kind, award-winning festival include
Luke Bryan, Lady
Antebellum, Little Big Town
, and Carrie Underwood (with more artists
to be announced soon).

Allan made his first appearance at Fan Fair in 1997.
In 2003, he received his first CMA Awards nomination for the Horizon Award (now
known as the New Artist of the Year). He last played LP Field in 2006 and he opened
the concerts at Riverfront Park in 2011.

Bentley made his first Festival appearance
in 2003 at Riverfront Park. He has performed at LP Field seven times and has 10
CMA nominations to his credit including a win in 2005 for the Horizon Award.

Reigning
CMA Album of the Year winner for
Chief, Church will be making
his second, consecutive appearance at LP Field in 2013. He played Riverfront from
2006-2009. Church was the top CMA Awards nominee in 2012.

Clarkson is no
stranger to the LP Field stage having played the Nightly Concerts in 2007 and
2011. She has four CMA Award nominations to her credit and one win for Musical
Event of the Year with Jason Aldean in 2011 for “Don’t You Wanna Stay.”

What a
difference a huge hit (“Cruise”) and a year make for Florida Georgia Line.
In 2012, the duo performed on one of the events numerous free stages downtown,
and now they will have their first LP Field performance in 2013.

Reigning
New Artist of the Year Hayes made his first Festival appearance in one of the
free areas in 2011. In 2012, he was invited to LP Field, and he will be making
his return appearance in 2013.

Reigning CMA Female Vocalist and Song
of the Year winner Lambert first played Riverfront in 2004 and has performed at
LP Field every year since (2005-2012). She has 22 CMA Awards nominations and has
won six times, including three for Female Vocalist of the Year (2010-2012).

Owen has
played Riverfront four times (2005, 2006, 2010, 2011) and LP Field three times
(2008, 2009, 2012). Owen has two CMA Awards nominations including Musical Event
of the Year (2008) and New Artist of the Year (2009).

Paisley, who has
hosted the CMA Awards with Underwood for the past five years, made his first Fan
Fair appearance in 1998. Since then, he has performed on the LP Field stage 10
times (2001-2004, 2006, 2007, 2009-2012). He has 58 CMA Awards nominations and
14 wins including three for Male Vocalist of the Year (2007-2009) and one for
Entertainer of the Year (2010).

The reigning CMA Entertainer of the
Year Shelton performed at Riverfront for the first time in 2001. Since then, he
has played at LP Field six times (2002, 2005, 2006, 2010-2012). He has 15 CMA
Awards nominations and five wins including three for Male Vocalist of the Year
(2010-2012) and Song of the Year with wife Lambert for “Over You” (2012).

Swift first
played Riverfront in 2006 and has played LP Field four times (2007-2009, 2011).
She has 15 CMA Awards nominations and seven wins including her first for the Horizon
Award in 2007 and two for Entertainer of the Year (2009, 2011), which ties her
with Barbara Mandrell for wins in that category by a female artist.

The Band
Perry’s first CMA Music Festival performance was at Riverfront in 2010. They
performed at LP Field in 2011 and 2012. The sibling trio has garnered six CMA
Awards nominations and two wins including New Artist of the Year in 2011 and Single
and Song of the Year (for composer Kimberly Perry) for “If I Die Young” in 2011.

Urban has
played LP Field seven times. He has collected 25 career CMA Awards nominations
and won six trophies from the Horizon Award in 2001 to Entertainer of the Year
in 2005. He has been named CMA Male Vocalist of the Year three times (2004-2006).

Zac Brown
Band has appeared at CMA Music Festival every year since 2008 when they performed
at Riverfront and have played LP Field every year since (2009-2012). The band
has 12 CMA Awards nominations and one win for New Artist of the Year in 2010.
Zac Brown has six solo CMA Awards nominations to his credit.

Now is
the time to experience CMA Music Festival. According to
Budget Travel Magazine, Nashville
is one of the Top 10 Best Budget Destinations and CMA Music Festival is “the”
time to visit. And
Conde Nast Traveler selected Nashville as
one of the Best Places to Go in 2013 citing easy access to “incredible live music.” 

Fans can
purchase tickets to 2013 CMA Music Festival through Ticketmaster at Ticketmaster.com or 1(800)745-3000. They can also
purchase them by calling 1(800)CMA-FEST (262-3378). Ticket prices are based on
the level of seating at LP Field for the Nightly Concerts, and range from $135
to $350
plus handling fees. A limited number of four-day parking
passes for LP Field are also available (parking is not included in the Festival
ticket price), ranging from $60 for Cars to $140 for an RV/Motorcoach, plus handling fees.

Ticket
and parking prices are subject to change without notice. All sales are final and
non-refundable. Children 3 years and younger are admitted FREE. For information
on ADA seating, please call 1-800-CMA-FEST.

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, follow the CMA Facebook and Twitter feeds for more insider info and of course
see the entire lineup of Country Music’s biggest stars as they are announced
in the coming weeks.  

The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience began in 1972
as Fan Fair®, bringing 5,000 fans to Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium. More
than 40 years later, the legendary festival has become the city’s signature
event, which annually attracts tens of thousands of fans from all 50 states and
around the globe and has raised $7.6 million for music education.

CMA Music
Festival will once again be filmed for a national television special to air on
the ABC Television Network. This is the 10
th consecutive year that
the event has been filmed for a network television special, a feat no other music
festival has achieved. “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. Bud Light is the Official
Beer of the CMA Music Festival. Pepsi is the Official Soft Drink of the CMA Music
Festival. Transitions® Adaptive Lenses: the Official Eyewear of the CMA Music Festival.

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