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May 23

Acoustic Performances Added to CMA Music Festival’s Nightly Concerts

Kellie Pickler by Kristin Barlowe, courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

The Nightly Concerts at LP Field during CMA Music Festival just keep getting bigger. Two acoustic performances have been added to each of the four nights. CMA Music Festival takes place June 7-9 in downtown Nashville.

Kellie Pickler and Lauren Alaina will each take the stage acoustically on June 7. Randy Houser and The Voice contestant Gwen Sebastian will perform June 8 while Love and Theft and Kip Moore on June 9. Country Music Hall of Fame member Bill Anderson and Steel Magnolia will take the stage on June 10.

During opening ceremonies June 7, David Nail will perform his current single, “The Sound of a Million Dreams,” with the Nashville School of the Arts Chamber Choir under the direction of Walter Bitner. The choir has been a recipient of funds from CMA’s Keep the Music Playing program, which benefits music education in Metro Nashville Public Schools. GAC’s own Storme Warren will serve as host that night as well.

The current lineups for the Nightly Concerts are as follows in alphabetical order:

Thursday, June 7: Jason Aldean, Glen Campbell, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, and Zac Brown Band. National Anthem performed by the Nashville School of Arts Chamber Choir (under the direction of Walter Bitner)

Acoustic performances – Kellie Pickler and Lauren Alaina

Friday, June 8: The Band Perry, Brantley Gilbert, Ronnie Milsap, Jake Owen, Blake Shelton, and Carrie Underwood. National Anthem Performed by the Oak Ridge Boys.

Acoustic Performances – Randy Houser and Gwen Sebastian

Saturday, June 9: Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Hunter Hayes, Faith Hill, Little Big Town, and Kenny Rogers. National Anthem performed by Julie Roberts.

Acoustic Performances – Love and Theft and Kip Moore

Sunday, June 10: Dierks Bentley, Alan Jackson, The Mavericks, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery, and Rascal Flatts. National Anthem performed by Sarah Darling.

Acoustic Performances – Bill Anderson and Steel Magnolia

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