Country Gold Added to 2012 CMA Music Fest Nightly Concerts

The legendary Glen Campbell, Ronnie Milsap, and Kenny Rogers, and reunited multi-Platinum certified group The Mavericks have joined the performer lineup for the Nightly Concerts at LP Field held during 2012 CMA Music Festival.

Campbell will deliver the opening performance on the Nightly Concerts on Thursday (6/7). He last performed at CMA Music Festival in 2004. Last year, he revealed his Alzheimer’s diagnosis and released his final album, Ghost on the Canvas. He is currently in the midst of his Goodbye Tour.

Milsap will open the Nightly Concerts on Friday (6/8). His last performance at CMA Music Festival was in 2006 with Los Lonely Boys. In 2011 he released his latest album, Country Again.

Rogers will be the opening performer on Saturday (6/9). His most recent CMA Music Festival performance was in 2008. He recently released his first full-length inspirational Gospel album, The Love of God, through Cracker Barrel, and is the 2012 Artist-in-Residence at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

The Mavericks will open the show on Sunday evening (6/10). Like Campbell, the group last performed at CMA Music Festival in 2004. Recently, they signed with The Valory Music Co., began work on a new album, and are planning a summer tour. The current lineup includes Raul Malo, Robert Reynolds, Paul Deakin, and Eddie Perez.

Current lineups for the Nightly Concerts are as follows (in alphabetical order):

Thurs., June 7: Jason Aldean, Glen Campbell, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, and Zac Brown Band

Fri., June 8: The Band Perry, Brantley Gilbert, Ronnie Milsap, Jake Owen, Blake Shelton, and Carrie Underwood

Sat., June 9: Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Hunter Hayes, Faith Hill, and Kenny Rogers

Sun., June 10: Dierks Bentley, Alan Jackson, The Mavericks, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery, and Rascal Flatts

The evening concerts takes place Thursday through Sunday, June 7-10, in downtown Nashville, and will once again be filmed for an ABC television special to air in late summer.

Tickets to the individual Nightly Concerts are available for purchase through or at Four-day ticket packages are also available.

All artists participate in the festival for free with net proceeds going to support music education.


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