Charlie Daniels Band, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Added To CMA Music Fest (A Top Story)
In addition, Country Music Hall of Famers The Oak Ridge Boys will sing the National Anthem for the opening night of the Festival. They join previously announced fellow Country Music stars Jason Aldean, Frankie Ballard, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Clint Black, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Marshall Tucker Band, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Ray Stevens, Cole Swindell, Steven Tyler, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Hank Williams, Jr., and Chris Young who will perform during the Festival's Nightly Concerts at Nissan Stadium. Artists and schedules are subject to change.
Daniels, who was announced March 29 as a 2016 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, will lead the charge with the first set Thursday night. Thanks to the announcement on the CMA Music Festival app, fans are already clamoring over the news that the Nitty Gritty Dirt band joining the Saturday night lineup, and Exile hitting the stage Sunday.
The 2016 CMA Music Festival runs Thursday through Sunday, June 9-12 in downtown Nashville. While the Festival boasts numerous free stages and unique fan experiences, the most anticipated events are the Nightly Concerts at Nissan Stadium, which sell out long before talent is announced. -
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