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CMA Music Fest adds Swift, Lambert, Paisley

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 – The line-up for the Country Music Festival stadium shows was released on Wednesday with acts ranging from Taylor Swift and Blake Shelton to Miranda Lambert and Brad Paisley playing.

Also joining the festival, slated for June 6-9 in Nashville, are Gary Allan, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen, the Band Perry, Keith Urban and Zac Brown Band.

Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town and Carrie Underwood previously were announced.

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