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Adkins, Shelton, Turner join CMA field

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 – Trace Adkins, Easton Corbin, Danny Gokey, Randy Houser, Justin Moore, Blake Shelton and Josh Turner join the lineup for the Nightly Concerts at LP Field during 2010 CMA Music Festival and Fan Fair, which will be June 10-13 in Nashville.

They join previously announced performers Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, Billy Currington, Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Zac Brown Band. All of the announced artists will perform during the Nightly Concerts at LP Field.

Adkins will be making his 10th consecutive appearance as a part of the Nightly Concerts appearing every year since the event moved to downtown Nashville in 2001.

Corbin and "American Idol" season eight finalist Gokey will make their debuts this year.

While Houser will make his third appearance at CMA Music Festival, this year will mark his debut as a part of the Nightly Concerts at LP Field. He performed on the Riverfront Park Daytime Stage in 2008 and 2009.

Moore last performed during the 2008 CMA Music Festival on the Riverfront Park Daytime Stage, but he didn't miss out on last year's event. The singer welcomed fans during "The Fifth Annual CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Parade," and he spent one-on-one time with his fans in the Fan Fair Exhibit Hall. This year Moore returns to performing for festival goers in a big way with his debut on the Nightly Concerts at LP Field.

Shelton has appeared six times at the Festival since his debut in 2001 and will make his return to the Nightly Concerts at LP Field after a three year absence.

Making his fifth consecutive appearance on the Nightly Concerts at LP Field, Turner made his debut on the Riverfront Park Daytime Stage in 2004.

The artists participate for free, and 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.

Tickets are available with 4-day ticket prices range from $110 to $155. To purchase tickets, call 1-800-CMA-FEST (262-3378) or visit www.ticketmaster.com

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