The 2012 CMA Music Festival is shaping up to be one of the biggest that Nashville has ever seen. And, the party keeps getting bigger.
Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, Alan Jackson, Scotty McCreery, and reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Blake Shelton have joined the performance lineup for the Nightly Concerts at LP Field during the 2012 CMA Music Festival. The event that USA Today calls "the crown jewel of Country Music festivals" will once again take over downtown Nashville for four days this summer, Thursday-Sunday, June 7-10, 2012.
Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Faith Hill, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, and Zac Brown Band were previously announced as performing at the legendary Festival, which has grown since starting in 1972 as Fan Fair to become Nashville's signature music event. Additional artists will be announced in the coming weeks.
Last year, the CMA Music Festival drew over 65,000 fans. The event will be the subject of an ABC-TV special that will air in late summer.