First Round Of Performers Announced For 2011 CMA Music Festival
February 8, 2011 at 8:55 AM (PT)
The COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION (CMA) revealed via FACEBOOK TODAY (2/8) that TRACE ADKINS, JASON ALDEAN, THE BAND PERRY, SHERYL CROW, LADY ANTEBELLUM, MIRANDA LAMBERT, MARTINA McBRIDE, RASCAL FLATTS, REBA McENTIRE, DARIUS RUCKER, BLAKE SHELTON and KEITH URBAN are the first performers to take the stage at LP FIELD for the 2011 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL, to be held JUNE 9th-12th in NASHVILLE. This is the 40th anniversary of the event, which was originally dubbed “FAN FAIR.”
CMA CEO STEVE MOORE said: "This is an excellent collection of superstar artists to launch 2011 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL, continuing the legacy started 40 years ago by artists such as CHET ATKINS, WAYLON JENNINGS, LORETTA LYNN, DOLLY PARTON and TAMMY WYNETTE at the first FAN FAIR."
This year also marks the 8th consecutive year that the CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL will be filmed for a network television special, to air later this year.
Once again, the artists will participate for free, and on their behalf, CMA will donate half the net proceeds of the FESTIVAL to support music education in METRO NASHVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS through the KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING program.
Tickets for CMA FEST are available at www.ticketmaster.com, TICKETMASTER charge-by-phone at 1(800) 745-3000 and through the CMA BOX OFFICE by calling 1(800) CMA-FEST (262-3378).