Stars Line Up For CMA Music Festival’s Fan Fair X

LeAnn Rimes will launch CMA Music Festival's Fan Fair X.

LeAnn Rimes will launch CMA Music Festival’s Fan Fair X.

The 2014 CMA Music Festival’s AT&T U-verse Fan Fair X will offer a multitude of musical goodies for attendees inside the Music City Center on June 5-8.

LeAnn Rimes will cut the ribbon to officially launch Fan Fair X for 2014 on Thursday, June 5 at 9:30 a.m. CT. Following the ribbon cutting, Rimes will perform and answer questions on the CMA Close Up stage prior to signing autographs at CMA Central.

A different Artist of the Day will appear on the CMA Close Up Stage to launch the day’s event (from 10:15-11 a.m. each morning). Friday’s Artist of the Day is Sara Evans, who will be joined by video director Peter Zavadil to discuss her career and share video highlights. Saturday’s Artist of the Day is Craig Morgan, while Lady Antebellum will perform on Sunday. Kix Brooks will appear on the CMA Close Up stage to present his American Country Countdown radio show from Fan Fair X on Saturday, June 7 at 11:15 a.m. CT.

Billy Ray Cyrus will preview his film Like A Country Song in the CMA Screening Room on Thursday, June 5 at noon. The SESAC Songwriters series will offer shows on Thursday, June 5 (12:30 p.m. CT), and Sunday, June 8 (1 p.m. CT and 1:45 p.m. CT). Thursday’s show will feature Craig Campbell, songwriter Rob Hatch, Jim Lauderdale and songwriter Lance Miller. The first Sunday show will feature duo American Young and the second show will highlight John and Jacob.

New in 2014, fan entry to the HGTV Lodge in Fan Alley will be included in the drawing. Artists currently scheduled to be part of the HGTV Lodge include Frankie Ballard, Dierks Bentley, Kristian Bush, Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans, Tyler Farr, Gloriana, Jana Kramer, Love and Theft, Dustin Lynch, Kip Moore, Craig Morgan, Jon Pardi, Parmalee, Eric Paslay, Rascal Flatts, Josh Turner, Charlie Worsham, and more.

For a full list of events and performances offered during 2014’s CMA Music Festival, visit


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