CMA Fest celebrates 47 years of the best in country music

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Road Closures announced for downtown Nashville

NASHVILLE: The Country Music Association proudly reveals the initial artist lineup for this year’s CMA Fest. Now in its 47th year, CMA Fest has scheduled hundreds artists performing on 11 stages throughout downtown Nashville Thursday through Sunday, June 7-10.

Last year’s CMA Fest drew sold-out crowds and the largest fan engagement by Country Music fans in the event’s history from visitors from all 50 states and nearly 20 international countries. CMA Fest is the longest-running Country Music festival in the world with proceeds going directly to helping enrich and sustain music education programs across the country through CMA’s nonprofit arm, the CMA Foundation, thanks to every artist at the festival donating their time.

Carrie Underwood

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. Several acts join this year’s Nissan Stadium lineup for the first time with full sets and special performances including Brown, Combs, Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, Pardi, Pearce and Young. In addition, Lauren Alaina and Bebe Rexha will make guest appearances. Stadium gates open daily at 6:00 PM with performances starting at 8:00 PM. A limited number of four-day tickets for the nightly performances at Nissan Stadium are still available at CMAfest.com/tickets or through the CMA Box Office at 1-800-CMA-FEST.

Dylan Scott

Always a fan favorite, CHEVY RIVERFRONT STAGE returns once again with a 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.

James Barker Band

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.

CMA Fest will once again be filmed for a three-hour national television special to air on the ABC Television Network. This is the 15th consecutive year the festival has been filmed for a broadcast event. “CMA Fest” is executive produced and written by Robert Deaton and directed by Gary Halvorson.

Traffic, Road Closures before and after the CMA  Fest:

With the CMA Music Festival just around the corner, the following roads closures will be implemented  throughout downtown Nashville.

The CMA will take place June 7-10 but closures, which began today, will continue through Monday, June 11 at 3 p.m.

Road closures beginning Thursday, May 31:
• 7:00 AM – The northbound lane cutout of First Avenue will be closed from Broadway to Church Street (reopens Thursday, May 31 by 7:00 PM)
• 7:00 AM – The First Avenue train station cutout between Broadway and Demonbreun Street will be closed (reopens Tuesday, June 12 at 3:00 PM)
• 9:00 AM – 9:00 AM – The northbound lane of Fifth Avenue will be closed from Demonbreun Street to Broadway (reopens Thursday, May 31 by 3:00 PM)

Road closures beginning Sunday, June 3:
• 6:00 AM – Fifth Avenue will be closed from Demonbreun Street to Broadway (reopens Monday, June 11 by 4:00 PM)

Road closures beginning Monday, June 4:
• 5:00 AM – First Avenue will be closed from Demonbreun to Church Streets (reopens Monday, June 11 by 3:00 AM)
• 5:00 AM – Broadway will be closed from First to Second Avenues (reopens Monday, June 11 by 3:00 AM)
• 7:00 AM – Titans Way will be closed (reopens Monday, June 11 by 3:00 AM)

Road closures beginning Wednesday, June 6:
• 5:00 AM – First Avenue will be closed from Korean Veterans Boulevard to Demonbreun Street (reopens Monday, June 11 by 3:00 AM)
• 5:00 AM – Molloy Street will be closed from First to Second Avenues (reopens Monday, June 11 by 3:00 AM)
• 5:00 AM – Demonbreun Street will be closed from First to Second Avenues (reopens Monday, June 11 by 3:00 AM)
• 6:00 AM – Broadway will be closed from Second to Fourth Avenues (reopens Monday, June 11 by 2:00 AM)
• 6:00 AM – Demonbreun Street will be closed from Fourth to Sixth Avenues (reopens Monday, June 11 by 2:00 AM)

Road closures beginning Monday, June 11:
• 7:00 AM – The northbound lane of First Avenue will be closed from Broadway to Church Street (reopens Monday, June 11 by 7:00 PM)
• 9:00 AM – The southbound lane of Fifth Avenue will be closed from Demonbreun Street to Broadway (reopens Monday, June 11 by 3:00 PM)

Meters will be bagged on the following streets:
• Sunday, June 3 at 11:59 PM – Korean Veterans Boulevard from Fifth to Eighth Avenues (becomes available Monday, June 11 by 6:00 AM)
• Monday, June 4 at 8:00 PM – Fourth Avenue from Korean Veterans Boulevard to Commerce Street, as well as Second Avenue from Korean Veterans Boulevard to Union Street, and Broadway from First to Sixth Avenues (becomes available Monday, June 11 by 1:00 AM)

Fifth Avenue from Korean Veterans Boulevard to Demonbreun Street and Demonbreun Street from Fifth to Sixth Avenues will be closed Thursday through Sunday, June 7-10 from 7:00 AM-7:00 PM daily.

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Christine Anne Piesyk has been a journalist for more than 50 years. Her credits include positions as Editor in Chief, Managing Editor, Staff Writer specializing in education, leisure living, food and arts and entertainment. She was co-producer, writer and on air persona for the Entertainment Review for 25 years. Now "retired," she finds herself working on online websites and as a book editor. In her other life, she is a costume designer in her daughter's company, Gemini Dream Designs.

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