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CMA Announces Stadium Lineup at 2018 CMA Music Festival

The 2018 CMA Music Festival just announced who would be taking on the nightly shows at Nissan Stadium during the big weekend event.

Written by Kelly Brickey
CMA Announces Stadium Lineup at 2018 CMA Music Festival
Keith Urban; Photo credit: Donn Jones/CMA; Carrie Underwood; Photo credit: Natasha Moustache/CMA; Luke Bryan; Photo credit: CMA/Dusty Draper

The biggest country music festival of the year is quickly approaching, so the nights at Nissan Stadium have been booked and planned at the 2018 CMA Music Festival.

The Country Music Association broke down the festival lineup in full via a Facebook post, which lists practically every artist popping into Music City to play a set. Although they didn’t break down who was playing what night, fans and visitors can begin to anticipate the party set for the beginning of June with their own plans.

Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Charles Esten and Friends, Florida Georgia Line, Dustin Lynch, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Charley Pride, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Ricky Skaggs, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Lee Ann Womack, and Brett Young will all get their time on the huge stadium stage, hosting nightly shows starting on Thursday evening and running through Sunday.

2018 CMA Music Festival Lineup; Photo Credit: CMA

Not only will all of those exciting superstars get their chance to shine in the big time during the CMA Fest madness, but Bebe Rexha and Lauren Alaina will also make appearances at Nissan as well to play their chart-topping collaborations.

Part of the initiative with CMA Fest 2018 comes with the idea that each of the artists scheduled to perform don’t receive one cent of the proceeds because the CMA Foundation donates that to their music education programs throughout the Middle Tennessee area and beyond.

The 2018 CMA Music Festival will be held in Nashville on June 7-10, with more information updated frequently on the CMA website.

See the full stage lineups below:

Riverfront Stage: A Thousand Horses, Lauren Alaina, Frankie Ballard, Lee Brice, Chase Bryant, Cam, Craig Campbell, Easton Corbin, Jordan Davis, Devin Dawson, Gavin DeGraw, Russell Dickerson, Drake White and The Big Fire, Lindsay Ell, Tyler Farr, Hunter Hayes, Walker Hayes, High Valley, Home Free, LANCO, Chris Lane, LOCASH, Maddie & Tae, Scotty McCreery, William Michael Morgan, Parmalee, Eric Paslay, Carly Pearce, Cassadee Pope, RaeLynn, Michael Ray, Dylan Scott, Canaan Smith, Corey Smith, Granger Smith, The Cadillac Three, Morgan Wallen, and Aaron Watson

Breakout Stage: Jimmie Allen, Abby Anderson, Kassi Ashton, Drew Baldridge, Chris Bandi, Big Smo, Ashley Campbell, Crowder, Jacob Davis, Delta Rae, Cale Dodds, Adam Doleac, Clare Dunn, Brooke Eden, Riley Green, Trent Harmon, Sundance Head, James Barker Band, Jillian Jacqueline, Krystal Keith and Lance Carpenter, Jon Langston, Love and Theft, Ashley McBryde, Logan Mize, Steve Moakler, Muscadine Bloodline, Jerrod Niemann, Luke Pell, Josh Phillips, Radio Romance, Maggie Rose, Runaway June, Dylan Schneider, Sister Hazel, SmithField, The Wild Feathers, Michael Tyler, Walker McGuire, Waterloo Revival, and Charlie Worsham

Budweiser Forever Country Stage: Keith Anderson, David Ball, John Berry, BlackHawk, Terri Clark, Mark Collie, Billy Dean, Joe Diffie, Exile, “Forever Country, Never Forgotten: A Tribute to Those Lost from Country Music,” Andy Griggs, Wade Hayes, Ty Herndon, Honky Tonkin’ with Tracy Lawrence (and special guests), Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Little Texas, Lonestar, Mila Mason, Terry McBride, Lorrie Morgan, Heidi Newfield, Jamie O’Neal, Lee Roy Parnell, Restless Heart, Shenandoah, Doug Supernaw, The Bellamy Brothers, Mark Wills, Darryl Worley, and Michelle Wright