Spotify Names Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Its ‘2018 CMA Fest Headquarters’ With 50 Performances

Spotify will make Blake Shelton/Opry Entertainment Group’s Ole Red restaurant and music venue its “2018 CMA Fest Headquarters.” Not only will the streaming service play host to 50 afternoon and late-evening shows for the public, but Spotify has partnered with the CMA to enhance its Music Fest App.

The recently re-launched, enhanced Hot Country Playlist is behind the offering, delivering opportunities for country fans to connect with stars of the genre during the 2018 CMA Fest, June 7-10. Artists include ACM New Group of the Year Midland, singer-songwriter Michael Ray, five-time Grammy nominee Hunter Hayes, Canadian Country Music Awards’ Female Artist of the Year 2011 Tenille Townes, ACM Awards’ New Female Vocalist of the Year Lauren Alaina and many more.

Spotify will also have a presence at CMA’s Music Streaming Lounge on Friday June 8 at Xfinity Fan Fair X at Music City Center. Fans will have the opportunity to discover Spotify’s new features, and make Spotify playlists in-person with country artists performing at the festival.

Throughout the festival, fans will be able to authenticate with Spotify in the Music Fest mobile app, offering the ability to stream music from each of the performing artists, will have access to co-curated playlists and can generate playlists of select CMA Fest artists inside the app.

For schedule updates, visit olered.com/spotifyhotcountry

Spotify’s Hot Country Playlist Lineup At Ole Red

Thursday, June 7

11:00 A.M. Austin Jenckes
12:00 P.M. Muscadine Bloodline
1:00 P.M. Adam Doleac
2:00 P.M. Riley Green
3:00 P.M. Stephen Carey
4:00 P.M. Tyler Dial
5:00 P.M. Abby Anderson
6:00 P.M. Dillon Carmichael
7:00 P.M. Morgan Wallen
8:00 P.M. Levi Hummon
9:00 P.M. Chris Lane
10:30 P.M. Michael Ray
12:00 A.M. Hunter Hayes & Friends

Friday, June 8

11:00 A.M. Noah Schnacky
12:00 P.M. Anna Vaus
1:00 P.M. Mason Ramsey
2:00 P.M. Austin Burke
3:00 P.M. Swon Brothers
4:00 P.M. Brennin
5:00 P.M. Tegan Marie
6:00 P.M. Adam Sanders
7:00 P.M. Filmore
8:00 P.M. Brandon Ray
9:00 P.M. Maggie Rose
10:30 P.M. Jackie Lee
12:00 A.M. Craig Campbell

Saturday, June 9

11:00 A.M. Cam
11:45 A.M. Jimmie Allen
12:30 P.M. Maddie & Tae
1:15 P.M. Lindsay Ell
2:00 P.M. Jillian Jacqueline
2:50 P.M. Rachel Wammack
3:40 P.M. Mitchell Tenpenny
4:30 P.M. Tenille Townes
5:20 P.M. Cale Dodds
6:10 P.M. RaeLynn
7:00 P.M. Kassi Ashton
7:50 P.M. Cassadee Pope
8:40 P.M. Lauren Alaina
9:30 P.M. Midland
12:00 A.M. Late Night Jam with Cole Swindell

Sunday, June 10

11:00 A.M. To Be Announced
12:00 P.M. Rhett Walker
1:00 P.M. To Be Announced
2:00 P.M. Hannah Ellis
3:00 P.M. Kalie Shorr
4:00 P.M. To Be Announced
5:00 P.M. To Be Announced
6:00 P.M. Radio Romance
7:00 P.M. Red Marlow
8:00 P.M. To Be Announced
9:00 P.M. Thompson Square
10:30 P.M. To Be Announced

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