Kelsea Ballerini
Kelsea Ballerini performs at Nissan Stadium on Friday, June 9 during the 2017 CMA Music Festival in downtown Nashville.

CMA Announces Initial Lineup For CMA Fest 2018

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NASHVILLE (CelebrityAccess) – The Country Music Association has dished the initial round of artists for the organization’s annual CMA Fest.

Now in its 47th year, CMA Fest 2018 will feature hundreds of artists across 11 stages in Downtown Nashville over the four-day weekend starting on June 7th and running through June 10th.

CMA initial artist announcement teased the lineup for the stage in Riverfront Park that will feature performances from Frankie Ballard, Lauren Alaina, Lee Brice, Cam, Carly Pearce and Scotty McCreery.

The Forever Country stage will also be returning for 2018, with a lineup that includes Exile, Joe Diffie, Blackhawk, Little Texas, Restless Heart and Tracy Lawrence.

The Nissan Stadium Stage will host some of the top names in country music today, with performers such as Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Charles Esten and Friends, Florida Georgia Line, Dustin Lynch, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Charley Pride, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Ricky Skaggs, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Lee Ann Womack, and Brett Young.

Additional stage lineups, Fan Fair X activities, and more will be announced in the coming weeks.

CMA Fest will once again be filmed for a three-hour national television special to air on the ABC Television Network. This is the 15th consecutive year the festival has been filmed for a broadcast event. “CMA Fest” is executive produced and written by Robert Deaton and directed by Gary Halvorson.

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