Wednesday, March 21, 2018
– Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood are among the artists appearing at this year's CMA Fest at Nissan Stadium from June 7-11.
Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, LLuke Combs, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Charles Esten and Friends, Florida Georgia Line, Dustin Lynch, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Charley Pride, Darius Rucker, Ricky Skaggs, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban, Lee Ann Womack and Brett Young also will appear.
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.
Lauren Alaina and Bebe Rexha will make guest appearances.
Stadium gates open daily at 6 p.m. with concerts starting at 8 p.m.
The Riverfront Stage returns with shows from 10 a.m.-5:15 p.m. daily.
Reigning CMA New Artist of the Year Jon Pardi kicks things off Thursday, June 7. Additional artists scheduled include A Thousand Horses, 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, Aaron Watson and Alaina.
A third area for concerts will be the Breakout Stage with shows from 10:30 a.m.4:55 p.m. daily 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.
Back for a second year, the Budweiser Forever Country Stage will take place from 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m. daily, featuring established artists, who are no longer are on the charts.
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, Doug Supernaw, The Bellamy Brothers, Mark Wills, Darryl Worley and Michelle Wright.