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Casey Barnes, Melanie Dyer & More Featured On Nashville’s HUGE CMA Fest Line-Up!

8 March 2023 | 9:33 am | Staff Writer

CMA Fest runs June 8-11.

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Today, the Country Music Association has announced the first details of its milestone 50th anniversary of CMA Fest

The longest-running Country Music festival in the world returns to downtown Nashville Thursday through Sunday, June 8-11, featuring hundreds of artists performing across multiple stages and offering fans from around the globe a festival experience unlike any other.

From the unique up-close-and-personal moments that bring artists and fans together at Fan Fair X inside Music City Center, to the superstar nightly concerts at Nissan Stadium, from free daytime performances at all outdoor stages, to one-of-a-kind activations that line Nashville’s famed Broadway, there’s something for everyone to discover at CMA Fest.

“We are so excited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of CMA Fest this year!” says Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “A lot has changed since our early days of Fan Fair, but all these years later, the heart of the festival remains that special connection between the fans and the artists. We are truly grateful to everyone who has supported us throughout the years, and we look forward to celebrating this milestone with all of our attendees in June. Stay tuned for much more!” 
Catch performances from some of Country Music’s biggest stars nightly at Nissan Stadium, featuring Jason Aldean, Jimmie Allen, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Jordan Davis, HARDY, Tyler Hubbard, Cody Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Ashley McBryde, Tim McGraw, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Keith Urban and Lainey Wilson. In addition to the mainstage performances, the special Platform Stage in the centre of Nissan Stadium returns this year and will feature Ashley Cooke, Dalton Dover, Megan Moroney, Ian Munsick, RVSHVD, Nate Smith, Alana Springsteen and Hailey Whitters.   

The Chevy Riverfront Stage offers a stellar line-up that will entertain fans each day with Country hitmakers Lauren Alaina, Cooper Alan, Ingrid Andress, Tenille Arts, Chayce Beckham, Priscilla Block, Danielle Bradbery, Tyler Braden, BRELAND, Ashley Cooke, Jackson Dean, Travis Denning, Madeline Edwards, Morgan Evans, Caylee Hammack, Corey Kent, Jon Langston, Maddie & Tae, Kameron Marlowe, Chase Matthew, Drake Milligan, Niko Moon, Kylie Morgan, Megan Moroney, Ian Munsick, Parmalee, MacKenzie Porter, Restless Road, Jameson Rodgers, Lily Rose, Runaway June, Dylan Scott, Elvie Shane, Conner Smith, Nate Smith, Matt Stell, Hailey Whitters, Lainey Wilson and Warren Zeiders.

Hitting the Dr Pepper Amp Stage at Ascend Park are Country artists A Thousand Horses, Avery Anna, Kassi Ashton, Rodney Atkins, Frankie Ballard, Blanco Brown, Craig Campbell, Mackenzie Carpenter, Callista Clark, Ashland Craft, Tyler Farr, Josh Gracin, Kidd G, Erin Kinsey, Love and Theft, Alexander Ludwig, Dylan Marlowe, Chrissy Metz, William Michael Morgan, David Nail, Jamie O'Neal, Frank Ray, Seaforth, Shenandoah, Caitlyn Smith, Alana Springsteen, The Frontmen, The Red Clay Strays, Pam Tillis, Uncle Kracker, Chancey Williams and Rita Wilson.

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The Chevy Vibes Stage at Walk of Fame Park is jam-packed with performances that are sure to get fans in the groove all day with artists Tyler Booth, Dillon Carmichael, Spencer Crandall, Adam Doleac, Dalton Dover, Hannah Ellis, Carter Faith, Ryan Griffin, Chapel Hart, Home Free, Kat & Alex, Halle Kearns, Tiera Kennedy, Brett Kissel, Ella Langley, Jerrod Niemann, Catie Offerman, Drew Parker, Meghan Patrick, Kimberly Perry, Shane Profitt, Tyler Rich, Josh Ross, RVSHVD, Dylan Schneider, Canaan Smith, Noah Thompson, Thompson Square, Kasey Tyndall, Georgia Webster, Mark Wills and Anne Wilson.

Fans won’t want to miss the stacked line-up of artists set to take the Maui Jim Reverb Stage at Bridgestone Plaza with performances by Tanner Adell, Casey Barnes, Justin Champagne, Ben Chapman, Kyle Clark, Abbey Cone, Melanie Dyer, Taylor Edwards, Drew Green, Jonathan Hutcherson, David J, Willie Jones, Thomas Mac, Bryan Martin, Chase McDaniel, Meg McRee, Madeline Merlo, Logan Michael, David Morris, Patrick Murphy, Neon Union, Griffen Palmer, Pillbox Patti, Peytan Porter, Brandon Ratcliff, Riley Roth, Matt Schuster, Austin Snell, Tigirlily Gold, Anna Vaus, Lathan Warlick, Lauren Watkins, Sam Williams and Stephen Wilson Jr.

Barnes shared, “HUGE NEWS! Nashville we’re coming your way this June with the band to be part of the 50th #CMAfest! This one’s been on my bucket list for a long time now and I’m so grateful we’ve been invited to join this incredible line-up!! If you’re an Aussie and you’re heading over, make sure you catch us on the Maui Jim Reverb Stage in downtown Broadway! To say I’m excited about this would be an understatement….. get ready because we’re bringing the party your way Nashville!”

Dyer added, “NASHVILLE! I’m coming back. I’m so excited to be performing at the 50th #CMAfest this June! Catch me on the Maui Jim Reverb Stage in support of CMA Foundation located amongst the neon lights of downtown Broadway! This will be my first CMA experience and I know there’s usually a plane full of crazy Aussies who go over each year to get their country on. Who’s coming ??”
All artist line-ups are subject to change. Outdoor daytime stages are free and open to the public. Additional stage line-ups, including Ascend Amphitheater, Fan Fair X activities inside Music City Center and more will be announced in the coming weeks.  
While a limited number of Four-Night Stadium Passes are currently on sale, fans can access a variety of new ticket options starting today at 10:00 AM/CT at  

CMA Fest is uniquely programmed with artists donating their time so a portion of ticket proceeds can be invested in high-quality music education programs across the U.S. through the CMA Foundation.

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