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CMA Fest names headliners

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 – Chase Rice, Brett Young, Cody Johnson and Hunter Hayes will top the line-up during the CMA Fest's lineup for the nightly concerts at the Firestone Country Roads Stage at Ascend Amphitheater Thursday, June 6 through Saturday, June 8.

The festivities kick off on Thursday night with Rice headlining. He will be joined by Jimmie Allen, Blanco Brown, Adam Craig, Lindsay Ell, Tyler Farr, King Calaway, LOCASH and Runaway June.

Young tops the bill on Friday night. Joining Young will be Bailey Bryan, Jordan Davis, Adam Hambrick, Caylee Hammack, Jillian Jacqueline and Mitchell Tenpenny.

Closing out Saturday nigh, Ingrid Andress, Tucker Beathard and Ashley McBryde will play along with Johnson and Hayes, who are co-headlining.

Performances start at 6:30 p.m. central night.

Tickets are required for entry, with three-day reserved tickets selling for $66, single-day reserved for $25 each night and single-day lawn selling for $10 per night, plus taxes and fees. Fan pre-sale begins Wednesday, April 17 at 10 a.m. central and closes Thursday, April 18 at 5 p.m. central. The public on-sale date is Friday, April 19 at 10 a.m. central. Tickets can be purchased at CMAfest.com or Ticketmaster.com.

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