CMA Music Festival Adds Performers To Nightly Concerts

Charlie Daniels Band 2016

Charlie Daniels Band

CMA Music Festival’s Nightly Concerts at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium just got a little more star-studded. Frankie Ballard, Clint Black, Charlie Daniels Band, Exile, Marshall Tucker Band, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Ray Stevens, and The Oak Ridge Boys have all been announced as performers.

They join previously-announced Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Steven Tyler, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Hank Williams, Jr., and Chris Young. Artists and schedules are subject to change.

Country Music Hall of Fame members The Oak Ridge Boys will sing the national anthem on Thursday, the opening night of the Festival. Ballard will take national anthem duties on Friday, followed by Marshall Tucker Band on Saturday and Stevens on Sunday.

Clint Black. Photo: Kevin Mazur

Clint Black. Photo: Kevin Mazur

Daniels, who was announced March 29 as a 2016 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, will open the concerts with the first set on Thursday night. Meanwhile, Black will join Nitty Gritty Dirt Band during the Saturday night lineup. Exile will appear on Sunday.

The 2016 CMA Music Festival runs Thursday through Sunday, June 9-12 in downtown Nashville. As one of the most highly-anticipated portions of the festival, the Nightly Concerts at Nissan Stadium sold out before talent was announced.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 2016 Photo Credit: Courtesy Webster Public Relations

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 2016 Photo Credit: Courtesy Webster Public Relations

Exile 2016 Photo Credit: Courtesy Webster Public Relations

Exile 2016 Photo Credit: Courtesy Webster Public Relations

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