First Performers Announced for CMA Music Festival

March 13, 2017

This afternoon, the CMA announced the first batch of performers who will entertain fans at the 2017 CMA Music Festival. The annual event celebrates its’ 46th year in 2017 and is the not-to-be-missed spectacle for country music fans. Over the course of four days (June 8-11), fans can enjoy hundreds of artists in downtown Nashville and the majority of those shows are FREE!

Today, the Country Music Association announced the artists who’ll perform at the Gildan Broadway Stage at Hard Rock Cafe near Nashville’s riverfront. These talented up-and-comers include Ashley Campbell (daughter of country great Glen Campbell), Craig Wayne Boyd (winner of Season 7 of NBC’s The Voice) and new duo Smithfield (hailed by Rollingstone as one of The 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know).

Check out the complete list below and click their names to hear their music on YouTube.

Abby AndersonAlex WilliamsAlyssa Micaela
Ashley CampbellBen GallaherBrandon Lay
Brandon RayCarter WinterChris Bandi
Colin Elmore & The Danville TrainCraig Wayne BoydDavisson Brothers Band
Dylan SchneiderFairground SaintsFilmore
Hailey WhittersHaley GeorgiaJillian Jacqueline
Jo SmithJordan RangerKalie Shorr
LevonLillie MaeMeghan Patrick
Natalie Stovall & The DriveOlivia LaneRestless Road
Risa BinderRyan KinderScooter Brown Band
Sean McConnellSmithfieldTara Thompson
Trea LandonTyler RichWalker County

Dates and times to be announced later and all schedules are subject to change. Get tickets now for CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL.

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