Brad Paisley, Zac Brown Band, Josh Turner, Little Big Town Added To CMA Music Festival
Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Brad Paisley and New Artist of the Year Zac Brown Band join Easton Corbin, Sara Evans, the JaneDear girls, Little Big Town, Ashton Shepherd, Josh Turner, and Chris Young as the next group of performers announced for the Nightly Concerts at LP Field during 2011 CMA Music Festival, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.
The legendary four-day event will be held Thursday-Sunday, June 9-12, 2011 in Downtown Nashville, and will once again be filmed for an ABC Television special that will air later this summer.
Previously announced performers include Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Sheryl Crow, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, and Keith Urban, with more to be revealed later.
The artists announced thus far for CMA Music Festival have won a total of 52 CMA Awards and earned 240 CMA Award nominations. Paisley is the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year; Lambert is the reigning Female Vocalist, Album, and Music Video of the Year winner, as well as the performer of the Song of the Year ("The House That Built Me"); Shelton is both the reigning Male Vocalist and, with Adkins, the reigning Musical Event of the Year winner; Lady Antebellum is the reigning Vocal Group and performers of the Single of the Year ("Need You Now"); Zac Brown Band is the reigning New Artist of the Year; and Reba was recently announced as a 2011 inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame.