The Country Music Association has announced the first details of its 50th anniversary of CMA Fest, including the lineup for shows at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium. CMA Fest returns to downtown Nashville Thursday through Sunday, June 8-11, 2023, with many superstars on the bill for the main stage.
That Nissan Stadium performance list includes Jason Aldean, Jimmie Allen, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Jordan Davis, HARDY, Tyler Hubbard, Cody Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Ashley McBryde, Tim McGraw, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Keith Urban, and Lainey Wilson.
In addition to the mainstage performances, the special Platform Stage in the center of Nissan Stadium returns this year with newcomers Ashley Cooke, Dalton Dover, Megan Moroney, Ian Munsick, RVSHVD, Nate Smith, Alana Springsteen, and Hailey Whitters.
Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer, said in a statement, “We are so excited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of CMA Fest this year! A lot has changed since our early days of Fan Fair, but all these years later, the heart of the festival remains that special connection between the fans and the artists.”
She added, “We are truly grateful to everyone who has supported us throughout the years, and we look forward to celebrating this milestone with all of our attendees in June. Stay tuned for much more!”
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Carly posted about her upcoming CMA Performance on Instagram, writing, “I’m SO excited to be performing on the main stage at Nissan Stadium for the 50th #CMAfest in support of the @cmafoundation! See you this summer, @cma! Tickets are on sale now!”
Many fans responded to her post, including one who wrote, “It wouldn’t be the same if you weren’t performing! Congrats Carly.” Another fan said, “OMG, I AM SOOO EXCITED ABOUT THIS! You, @danandshay, and @keithurban were three of my top 5 I wanted to see on the main stage. SO WELL DESERVED, CARLY; see you in June.” The CMA commented, “We can’t wait!!”