The annual CMA Music Festival took over Nashville this past weekend and between the country music fans and the hockey fans in town to support the city’s beloved Predators, Tennessee was clearly the place to be. From free outdoor stages featuring the hottest upcoming country acts, to Fan Fair X where fans could get up close and personal with their favorite stars, there was no shortage of things to do during the day. At night, though, the party was at Nissan Stadium, where Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett were hosting the biggest names in country music as they performed their hits and collaborated with each other. All artists performing at CMA Fest donate their time, and the proceeds go to support music education in schools. Check out our gallery of highlights and be sure to watch the CMA Fest: Country’s Night To Rock special on ABC on August 16th.

June 8th:
Old Dominion @ The Riverfront Stage

Lena Stone @ Radio Disney Country Stage

Runaway June @ The Park Stage/

Maren Morris @ HGTV Lodge

Michael Ray @ The Riverfront Stage


Kane Brown @ The Riverfront Stage


LANCO @ The Park Stage

Kenny Rogers (feat. Linda Davis) @ Nissan Stadium

Brett Eldredge @ Nissan Stadium

Garth Brooks@ Nissan Stadium

Cole Swindell (feat. Lauren Alaina) @ Nissan Stadium

Dierks Bentley (feat. Cole Swindell) @ Nissan Stadium

Miranda Lambert@ Nissan Stadium

Luke Bryan@ Nissan Stadium

June 9th:
The Song Suffragettes (feat. Lacy Green, Kalie Shorr, Jessie James Decker, Emily Brooke) @ CMA Close Up Stage

Hunter Hayes @ Radio Disney Country Stage

Megan & Liz @ Music City Stage

Temecula Road @ Radio Disney Country Stage

Steve Moakler @ The Park Stage

Charlie Worsham @ HGTV Lodge

Danielle Bradbery @ Crackle Barrel Country Road Stage

Trace Adkins @ Nissan Stadium

Rascal Flatts @ Nissan Stadium

Dustin Lynch @ Nissan Stadium

Sam Hunt @ Nissan Stadium

Brett Young @ Nissan Stadium

Kelsea Ballerini @ Nissan Stadium

Eric Church @ Nissan Stadium

Blake Shelton @ Nissan Stadium

June 10th:
Carly Pearce @ The Park Stage

Brandy Clark @ The Riverfront Stage

Drake White @ The Riverfront Stage

Cam @ The Riverfront Stage

Ryan Follese @ The Park Stage

Maren Morris @ Nissan Stadium

Chris Young (feat. Cassadee Pope) @ Nissan Stadium

Old Dominion @ Nissan Stadium

Lady Antebellum @ Nissan Stadium

Thomas Rhett (feat. Maren Morris) @ Nissan Stadium

Florida Georgia Line @ Nissan Stadium

June 11th:
RaeLynn @ The Riverfront Stage

Trent Harmon @ The Park Stage

Jillian Jacqueline @ The Hard Rock Stage

Lauren Alaina @ The HGTV Lodge

Maddie & Tae @ The Riverfront Stage

Kalie Shorr @ The Hard Rock Stage

Chase Bryant @ The Riverfront Stage

Brothers Osborne @ Nissan Stadium

Darius Rucker (feat. Karen Fairchild) @ Nissan Stadium

Little Big Town @ Nissan Stadium

Keith Urban @ Nissan Stadium

Brad Paisley @ Nissan Stadium

Written by Catherine Powell

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *