Scotty McCreery, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Alan Jackson and Brantley Gilbert will all take the big stage during the 2012 CMA Music Festival. The five country guys are the newest additions to a star-studded lineup for the nightly shows at downtown Nashville's LP Field, where the Tennessee Titans play. This year's event, undeniably the biggest annual country music festival in the country, will take place June 7 - 10 in Music City.
Previously-announced performers for the LP Field shows include Jason Aldean, the Band Perry, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Faith Hill, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, and Zac Brown Band. More artists are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets for CMA Music Fest are already on sale through Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-CMA-FEST (262-3378). Ticket prices range from $125 to $325 plus handling fees, with your money going to a great cause. The CMA donates half the net proceeds of the festival to the Keep the Music Playing program, which provides instruments and other musical supplies to public schools. To date, the CMA has raised more than $6.1 million to help promote music education. Part of the proceeds also go to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's Words and Music Program.
More than 60,000 people are expected to attend this summer's festival, which includes non-stop concerts, autograph signings, celebrity events, fan club parties, family activities and much more. Camera crews from ABC will capture highlights from the long weekend to air on a primetime TV special later in the year. Find out more about the 2012 CMA Music Festival here.