Artists include Brooks & Dunn, Brad Paisley.

Brooks & Dunn, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and Montgomery Gentry are among the artists who will perform at the 2006 CMA Music Festival. Slated for June 8-11 in downtown Nashville, the Country Music Association-staged event will consist of four days of live music and opportunities for fans to get up close to some of their favorite artists.

Artists like Trace Adkins, Terri Clark, Billy Currington, Sara Evans, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Blake Shelton are also slated to appear at the festival, formerly known as Fain Fair. Half of all proceeds will go toward charities hand-picked by participating artists who appear at the event for free.

Ticket packages including access to nightly shows at the Coliseum and a variety of CMA Music Festival sites are already on sale via the event's Web site, Ticketmaster or 800-CMA-FEST.