Country’s night(s) to rock: CMA reveals mega-lineup for 2017 music festival


A few tickets still remain for CMA Music Festival’s nightly shows at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium, and if you don’t have yours yet, this year’s lineup should be motivation to hurry.

The Country Music Association revealed the full roster Friday on ABC’s Good Morning America, with Country Music Hall of Famer Kenny Rogers set to kick off the big concerts at 8 p.m. CT on Thursday, June 8. Brett EldredgeCole SwindellDierks BentleyMiranda Lambert, and Luke Bryan will keep the stadium rockin’ the rest of the night.

Friday, Trace Adkins leads the way, with Rascal FlattsSam HuntKelsea BalleriniEric Church, and Blake Shelton also set to play.

Country legend John Anderson is up first on Saturday. Maren MorrisChris YoungLady AntebellumThomas Rhett, and Florida Georgia Line round out that night’s lineup.

For the final night at Nissan Stadium, Tracy Lawrence is in first position, with Darius RuckerChris StapletonLittle Big TownKeith Urban, and Brad Paisley bringing the 2017 entertainment to a close.

As usual, the shows will be recorded for a mammoth ABC special to air later in the summer. So far, we don’t know who’ll host this year. Little Big Town, Thomas Rhett and Brett Eldredge have all done it in the past.

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