Willie Nelson will make a special guest appearance with fellow Texan Pat Green on June 13 at The Coliseum in Nashville during "Country Music's Biggest Party" at the CMA Music Festival/Fan Fair.
"These collaborations are a cornerstone of what we are hoping to
accomplish with CMA Music Festival," said CMA Executive Director Ed Benson. "Our goal is to present one-of-a-kind moments and memories that will last a lifetime for our attendees. This is certainly going to be one of them."
"Willie has always been so supportive and you look over and there he is," said Green. "It just doesn't seem real."
Nelson and Green plan to perform "Threadbare Gypsy Soul" from Green's double-Grammy nominated album Three Days. Nelson also performed on Green's current Republic Records/Universal South project Wave On Wave. Also performing on June 13 are Dierks Bentley, Chris Cagle, Glen Campbell, Keith Urban, Hank Williams Jr. and Wynonna.
Advance purchase tickets for each nightly show at The Coliseum cost $25 (plus handling fees). "You look at the price – $25 – and you look at the lineup and you can tell right away that this is a value," Benson said. "You can't get this level of entertainment for this price anywhere but CMA Music Festival."
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