Thursday, June 10, 2010
– Tim McGraw will host the TV special of "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" being filmed this week for airing on Wednesday, Sept. 1 on ABC.
"The summer's hottest concert special, just got hotter with the addition of Tim McGraw as host," said Steve Moore, Chairman of the CMA Board of Directors. "He is a dynamic performer with an undeniable chemistry and relationship with the fans."
Filming Thursday through Sunday during the annual CMA Music Festival, the special features country performers stars during a four-day fest in Nashville.
Some of the artists already announced to appear at LP Field during CMA Music Festival include Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Billy Currington, Alan Jackson, Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band.
Taylor Swift will host a free 13-hour fan meet and greet event at the Bridgestone Arena, which includes a short acoustic performance.
This will be McGraw's first appearance at the event since 2001, when he was a surprise guest during Kenny Chesney's performance as part of the Nightly Concerts at LP Field and the event was still known as Fan Fair. His last announced appearance was in 2000, the last year Fan Fair was held at the Nashville Fairgrounds.
"We are thrilled to welcome Tim back to CMA Music Festival in 2010 and in his role as host of the biggest concert event of the summer," said Moore.