Wednesday, May 4, 2011
– Sheryl Crow's loss is Dierks Bentley's gain.
Due to scheduling issues, Bentley will replace Crow at the CMA Music Festival Nightly Concerts at LP Field on Friday, June 10.
CMA Music Festival takes place Thursday through Sunday, June 9-12, in downtown Nashville. The event will once again be filmed for an ABC television special to air in late summer.
"Dierks has been highly requested by our fans, and we are excited to welcome him back to CMA Music Festival this year," said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer.
"We will miss Sheryl, but we appreciate all the support she has given CMA events and Country Music through the years, and we look forward to seeing her on our stage in the future," said Moore.
Artists currently scheduled to appear at LP Field include:
Thursday, June 9: Jason Aldean (with a special guest performance from Kelly Clarkson), Easton Corbin, Sara Evans, Brad Paisley, and Zac Brown Band (with special guest performance from Alan Jackson).
Friday, June 10: Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Reba, Ashton Shepherd, Sugarland, and Keith Urban.
Saturday, June 11: Trace Adkins, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, Josh Turner, and Chris Young.
Sunday, June 12: The Band Perry, the JaneDear girls, Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, and Taylor Swift.