Just when you thought Nashville's annual CMA Music Festival couldn't get any bigger, it did! More than 100 artists will play the event this year, which is scheduled for June 8-11 in downtown Music City. So, here's one very long list so you can find your favs.
The headliners playing Nissan Stadium during the festival's nightly concerts as revealed today (3/17) on ABC's Good Morning America are Trace Adkins, John Anderson, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Tracy Lawrence, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Rogers, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Thomas Rhett, Keith Urban and Chris Young.
Daytime performances on the festival's popular Riverfront Stage are Old Dominion, A Thousand Horses, Lauren Alaina, Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Chase Bryant, Cam, Brandy Clark, Luke Combs, Easton Corbin, Russell Dickerson, Drake White and the Big Fire, Eli Young Band, Tyler Farr, High Valley, Home Free, Chris Janson, Jana Kramer, Chris Lane, LOCASH, Maddie & Tae, Neal McCoy, Scotty McCreery, William Michael Morgan, Joe Nichols, Jon Pardi, Parmalee, Eric Paslay, Kellie Pickler, RaeLynn, Michael Ray, Chase Rice, Canaan Smith, Corey Smith, Granger Smith, Josh Turner, Aaron Watson and Brett Young.
Taking place simultaneously are performances on the Park Stage from Drew Baldridge, Ryan Beaver, Big Smo, Bailey Bryan, Kristian Bush, Ruthie Collins, Travis Collins, Adam Craig, Jacob Davis, Cale Dodds, Casey Donahew, Clare Dunn, Brooke Eden, Lindsay Ell, Morgan Evans, Ryan Follese, Ryan Griffin, Trent Harmon, Walker Hayes, Sundance Head, LANCO, Jon Langston, Jackie Lee, Love and Theft, Steve Moakler, Muscadine Bloodline, Kyle Park, Carly Pearce, Luke Pell, Mo Pitney, Maggie Rose, Runaway June, Adam Sanders, Jamie Lynn Spears, The Railers, The Swon Brothers, Michael Tyler, Walker McGuire, Morgan Wallen and Waterloo Revival.
Exhausted yet? Us, too. There are more to come, though. The lineups and activities for Fan Fair X haven't even been announced yet! Tickets for the 2017 CMA Music Festival are still available here, but you'd better hurry. The CMA says attendance topped 88,500 last year – per day. That's an event record.
Russ Penuell lives in Nashville with his girlfriend, three dogs and a lot of music.