Hough added to CMA line-up
Thursday, April 29, 2010
– Julianne Hough was added to the artist lineup for the Nightly Concerts at LP Field on Friday, June 11.
Hough made her CMA Music Festival debut in 2008 when she performed a duet with Josh Turner at LP Field.
Artists already announced for the Nightly Concerts include Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Trace Adkins, Josh Aldean, Easton Corbin, Billy Currington, Danny Gokey, Randy Houser, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Justin Moore, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Josh Turner and Zac Brown Band.
The Judds (Naomi and Wynonna Judd) will unite to give the Festival's kick off performance on the Riverfront Park Stage on Thursday, June 10 at 10 a.m.
The current daily artist lineups are revealed below in alphabetical order:
Thursday, June 10: The Judds will give the kick off performance, followed (alphabetically) by Keith Anderson, Diamond Rio, Colt Ford, Joey + Rory, Love and Theft, Neal McCoy, Jake Owen, Josh Thompson, and Clay Walker.
Friday, June 11: Rodney Atkins, The Band Perry, Bucky Covington, Eli Young Band, Jack Ingram, Patty Loveless, Craig Morgan, Sawyer Brown, Gretchen Wilson, and Chris Young.
Saturday, June 12: Big Kenny, Lee Brice, Mark Chesnutt, Emerson Drive, Gloriana, Josh Gracin, Lorrie Morgan, David Lee Murphy, Joe Nichols, and Mel Tillis.
Sunday, June 13: The Bellamy Brothers, Sammy Kershaw, Lonestar, Jo Dee Messina, James Otto, Restless Heart, Steel Magnolia, Pam Tillis, Uncle Kracker, and Darryl Worley.
Admittance to the Riverfront Park Stage is free, but 4-day ticket holders have an exclusive 45-minute, early-entrance window before the gates open to the general public.
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