More Stars Added To CMA Music Festival

More Stars Added To CMA Music Festival

Billy Currington, Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw and Kellie Pickler are the latest artists to be confirmed for the annual CMA Music Festival in Nashville. This year’s festival will take place June 10 – 13 in Music City.

Tim’s last appearance at the festival was in 2001 when he was a surprise special guest during Kenny Chesney’s set during the nightly show. Prior to that, Tim’s last announced performance was in 2000 when the festival was still known as Fan Fair. The CMA is proud to welcome Tim back as part of the festival this year. “We are thrilled to welcome Tim back to CMA Music Festival in 2010,” said Steve Moore, CMA Board Chairman. “Our event established its tradition of hosting the superstars of our format at its inception in 1972 with artists such as Waylon Jennings, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, and Tammy Wynette. Take a glance at this year’s performer list and you’ll see we’re living up to that tradition.”

Jackson has perhaps been the most supportive superstar of the festival over the years, making 15 appearances at the event since his debut there in 1990. “We appreciate the tremendous support that Alan has always shown to CMA Music Festival and the fans,” said Moore.

The artists participate for free, and in appreciation, CMA donates half the net proceeds of the Festival to support music education in Metro Nashville Public Schools through the Keep the Music Playing program. To date, $3.3 million has been donated to purchase musical instruments and supplies, providing thousands of Metro Nashville Public Schools students with the resources and opportunities they could not have afforded on their own, and giving many of them a strong reason to remain in school.

For the most up-to-date info on the festival, visit the official website.