CMA Music Festival 2016 – Nashville, TN

CMA Music Festival 2016 – Nashville, TN

The 45th annual CMA Music Festival was its biggest year yet, toting an impressive 88,500 fans a day. The nightly shows at Nissan Stadium showcased the biggest names in country music, whereas the free, daytime stages paved the way for upcoming artists to show off their songs. But country artists were not the only ones taking the stage this year: rockstar Elle King and pop icon Pharrell also made appearances alongside Dierks Bentley and Little Big Town, respectively. Check out our full photo coverage, showcasing over 60 artists over the course of five days.

SiriusXM The Highway Kick-Off Concert: June 8th
Kalie Shorr @ Ascend Amphitheater


Day 1: June 9th
Jake Owen @ The Chevy Riverfront Stage

Lauren Alaina @ The Radio Disney Country Stage


Hillary Scott & The Scott Family @ The CMA Close Up Stage


Lindsay Ell @ The Radio Disney Country Stage


Brothers Osborne @ The Chevy Riverfront Stage


Jonathan Jackson & Enation @ Ascend Amphitheater


Maddie & Tae @ The Chevy Riverfront Stage


Maren Morris @ The Chevy Riverfront Stage


Megan & Liz @ The Radio Disney Country Stage


Jillian Jacqueline @ Ascend Amphitheater


Ashley Monroe @ Ascend Amphitheater


Charlie Daniels @ Nissan Stadium


Kelsea Ballerini @ Nissan Stadium


Dirks Bentley (w/ Elle King) @ Nissan Stadium


Miranda Lambert @ Nissan Stadium


Rascal Flatts (w/ Maren Morris) @ Nissan Stadium


Lady Antebellum & Cam @ Nissan Stadium


Jason Aldean @ Nissan Stadium


Day 2: June 10th
Chris Carmack @ The Chevy Cruz Stage


Savannah Keyes (w/ Laura Marano) @ The Radio Disney Country Stage


Chase Bryant @ The Chevy Riverfront Stage


Charles Esten @ The Chevy Riverfront Stage


Lindsay Ell @ The Chevy Cruz Stage


Charles Kelley @ HGTV Lodge


Chris Stapleton @ Nissan Stadium


Sam Hunt @ Nissan Stadium


Eric Church @ Nissan Stadium


Hank Williams Jr. (w/ Chris Janson, Justin Moore, Ryan Follese & Eric Church) @ Nissan Stadium


Carrie Underwood @ Nissan Stadium


Day 3: June 11th
Chris Lane @ The Chevy Riverfront Stage


Levi Hummon @ Hard Rock Cafe Stage


Jamie Lynn Spears @ The Chevy Cruz Stage


Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots (feat. Lindsay Ell, Natalie Stovall, Cassadee Pope, Danielle Bardbery, Hillary Scott, Jana Kramer, Lucie Silvas and Maddie & Tae) @ Ascend Amphitheater


Chris Young (w/ Cassadee Pope) @ Nissan Stadium


Cole Swindell @ Nissan Stadium


Florida Georgia Line @ Nissan Stadium


Steven Tyler (w/ Martina McBride) @ Nissan Stadium


Blake Shelton @ Nissan Stadium


Day 4: June 12th
Mickey Guyton (w/ Tristan McIntosh) @ The Chevy Cruz Stage


Cam @ The Chevy Riverfront Stage


Old Dominion @ The Chevy Riverfront Stage


The Song Suffragettes (feat. RaeLynn, Kalie Shorr, Hailey Steele, Allison Veltz, Emily Weisband) @ The CMA Close Up Stage


Little Big Town (w/ Pharell) @ Nissan Stadium


Thomas Rhett (w/ Brett Eldredge) @ Nissan Stadium


Property Brothers @ Nissan Stadium

Brett Eldredge (w/ Thomas Rhett) @ Nissan Stadium


Billy Ray Cyrus & Cody Alan @ Nissan Stadium

Keith Urban @ Nissan Stadium


Luke Bryan (w/ Keith Urban) @ Nissan Stadium




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