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Bryan, Perry host "Country's Night to Rock"

Friday, June 1, 2012 – Luke Bryan and The Band Perry's Kimberly Perry will team up to host "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" on Monday, Sept. 17, a look at the festival, being held June 7-10.

"We have so much fun playing at CMA Music Festival," said Bryan. "The entire town of Nashville turns into one big party and performing at LP Field becomes one of the best shows we play all year."

"CMA Music Fest is special to The Band Perry because we love spending time with our fans," said Perry. "We are excited to be a part of ABC's coverage of the four-day event, co-hosting the television special."

This is the eighth time ABC will broadcast this special. Artists appearing in the television special have not yet been announced.

Artists performing as part of the Nightly Concerts at LP Field during 2012 CMA Music Festival include Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, Bill Anderson, The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Glen Campbell, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Faith Hill, Randy Houser, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Love and Theft, The Mavericks, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery, Ronnie Milsap, Kip Moore, David Nail, Jake Owen, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Rogers, Gwen Sebastian, Blake Shelton, Steel Magnolia, Carrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band.

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