Rain Delays First-Day Festivities At CMA Music Fest
June 12, 2009 at 7:54 AM (PT)
For the second time during the CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL's inaugural day YESTERDAY (6/11), weather caused a delay in the festivities. Heavy rain, lightning and strong winds hit downtown NASHVILLE just before 10p (CT), causing the nightly concert at LP FIELD to be temporarily halted. BROOKS & DUNN had kicked off the show, followed by REBA McENTIRE, who was stopped after only two songs.
Fans were asked to evacuate the stadium, but were allowed back inside after the storm passed to watch performances by the remaining artists -- DARIUS RUCKER, DIERKS BENTLEY and BRAD PAISLEY.
Earlier in the day, the RIVERFRONT PARK kickoff performance from GRETCHEN WILSON had been delayed due to the rain. For more on this story, click here.