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CMA Music Fest show: country's night to tweet

Monday, August 30, 2010 – CMA will host its second live Twitter feed on ABC.com, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 8-11 a.m. Eastern, during the broadcast of "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock," on ABC television.

Fans can log on to ABC.com to see Tweets from artists including Julianne Hough(@JulianneHough), Lady Antebellum (@ladyantebellum), Reba McEntire (@Reba), Tim McGraw (@TimMcGrawArtist), Blake Shelton (@BlakeShelton), Keith Urban (@KeithUrban), and Zac Brown Band (@ZacBrownBand).

Each artist will post their observations about the three-hour concert special as well as behind-the-scenes tidbits, anecdotes about other artists' performances, as well as memories from past CMA Music Festivals.

CMA (@CountryMusic) will be updating fans with information on the participating artists' upcoming album releases, tour dates and appearances. The official hashtag for the event is #cmatv.

"As an event, CMA Music Festival is about these unique interaction opportunities between the artist community and the fans," said Ben Bennett, CMA Digital Marketing Manager. "The Tweet 'N' Greet is a fun, inventive way of translating that artist/fan connection to the ABC broadcast. The artists and fans get to communicate while they share the common experience of watching the television show."

"CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" is hosted by McGraw and features Taylor Swift in the first network television performance of her new single "Mine." Also performing are Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Billy Currington, Alan Jackson, Jamey Johnson, Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, McEntire, McGraw, Justin Moore, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Shelton, Josh Turner, Uncle Kracker, Carrie Underwood, Urban, and Zac Brown Band.

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