James Johnston, Loren Ryan and Chloe Styler Added To Nashville's CMA Fest

28 April 2023 | 9:47 am | Mallory Arbour

CMA Fest runs June 8-11.

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James Johnston, Loren Ryan and Chloe Styler have joined previously announced Australian artists Casey Barnes and Melanie Dyer on the massive line-up for CMA Fest 2023.

“I’M HEADING TO NASHVILLE !!!” Styler wrote on Instagram. “I cannot believe I get to type this sentence but I’m performing at the 50th CMA fest in June. Catch me on the Spotlight Stage inside Fan Fair X singin’ my songs… P.S. 15-year-old me is absolutely losing her mind right now (as is 26-year-old me tbh).”

Ryan added, “Never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd be going from Tamworth to Tennessee!!”

With less than 50 days until its big 50th anniversary celebration, CMA Fest has announced four days of jam-packed programming and performances, on the CMA Close Up Stage and acoustic Spotlight Stage, at Fan Fair X inside Music City Center.

With everything from celebrity panels, a vendor marketplace, games, and partner activations to performances and meet-and-greets, Fan Fair X remains at the heart of the CMA Fest fan experience. Fan Fair X takes place Thursday, June 8 through Saturday, June 10 (10:00 AM-5:00 PM) and Sunday, June 11 (10:00 AM-4:00 PM). Venue doors open daily at 9:00 AM. 

“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!” 

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Hitting the acoustic Spotlight Stage inside Fan Fair X from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Thursday – Saturday and 10:00 AM-4:00 PM on Sunday are Christiana Alaire, Pryor Baird, Nate Barnes, Laci Kaye Booth, Brennley Brown, Jillian Cardarelli, CB30, Conor Clemmons, Julia Cole, Karley Scott Collins, Keller Cox, Karissa Ella, Ian FlaniganFlat River Band, HunterGirl, Dillon JamesRobby Johnson, James Johnston, Alexandra Kay, AJ Kross, Roberta Lea, Grace Leer, O.N.E The Duo, On The Outside, Harper O'Neill, Fredy P, Landon ParkerJenna Paulette, Jarvis Redd, Charly Reynolds, Jordan Rowe, Loren Ryan, SACHA, Sophia Scott, Shaylen, Chloe Styler, MaRynn Taylor, The Chattahoochies, Track45, EJ Vickers and Julie Williams. 

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.

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.

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.

All artist line-ups are subject to change. Outdoor daytime stages are free and open to the public.  
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.