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CMA Fest 2016 Adds Stadium Performers

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The star power at CMA Music Festival’s Nightly Concerts at Nissan Stadium cannot be denied.

Frankie Ballard, Clint Black, Charlie Daniels Band, Exile, Marshall Tucker Band, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Ray Stevens and the Oak Ridge Boys have been added to the lineup and will perform as part of the Nightly Concerts at Nissan Stadium.

The Oak Ridge Boys will sing the National Anthem for the opening night of the festival, and Ballard, Marshall Tucker Band and Stevens will follow suit and perform the National Anthem on each of the remaining festival nights.

Recently-announced 2016 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Daniels will perform the first CMA Fest nightly set Thursday night. Meanwhile, Black will perform Friday night and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will be added to Saturday evening’s lineup, and Exile will take the stage on Sunday.

These artists join previously announced performers 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.

“The fans are the heart of CMA Music Festival,” CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern explains in a press release. “Nissan Stadium sells out every year before we announce who will be performing, and it is fitting that those fans who support this event so loyally should be the first to see this outstanding lineup.”

The 2016 CMA Music Festival runs Thursday through Sunday, June 9-12 in downtown Nashville. While the festival boasts numerous free stages and unique fan experiences, the most anticipated events are the nightly concerts at Nissan Stadium. Learn more about all of the great country music festivals happening this summer here.

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