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The legendary Glen Campbell, Ronnie Milsap, and Kenny Rogers, and reunited multi-Platinum certified group The Mavericks have joined the performer lineup for the Nightly Concerts at LP Field held during 2012 CMA Music
Festival. The event takes place Thursday
through Sunday, June 7-10, in downtown Nashville, and will once again be filmed for an ABC television special to air in late summer
Campbell will deliver the opening performance on the Nightly Concerts on Thursday, June 7; Milsap will open on Friday, June 8; Rogers will open on Saturday, June 9; and The Mavericks will open on Sunday, June 10.
The current lineups for the Nightly Concerts are as follows in alphabetical order:
Thursday, June 7:
Jason Aldean, Glen Campbell, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, and Zac Brown Band
Friday, June 8:
The Band Perry, Brantley Gilbert, Ronnie Milsap, Jake Owen, Blake
Shelton, and Carrie Underwood
Saturday, June 9:
Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Hunter Hayes, Faith Hill, and Kenny Rogers
Sunday, June 10:
Dierks Bentley, Alan Jackson, The Mavericks, Martina McBride, Scotty
McCreery, and Rascal Flatts
Tickets to the individual Nightly Concerts are $40 (plus applicable handling fees) for general admission in the upper deck of LP Field. Fans can purchase their tickets through Ticketmaster at Ticketmaster.com or 1 (800) 745-3000. They can also purchase them through CMAfest.com or 1 (800) CMA-FEST (262-3378).
Four-day ticket packages are also available, from only $125 per person plus handling fees. Four-day ticket package categories correspond to varying levels of seating at LP Field and include admittance to all four Nightly Concerts as well as all daytime Festival activities, including the Fan Fair Fall where artist autograph signing sessions are held. Children 3 years and younger are admitted FREE. For information on ADA seating, please call 1-800-CMA-FEST.
Ticket prices and artists are subject to change without notice. All sales are final and non-refundable.
Campbell last performed at CMA Music
Festival in 2004. He has received two CMA Awards, including CMA Entertainer of the Year (1968) and Male Vocalist of the Year (1968), and was inducted into the Country Music
Hall of Fame (2005). Last year, Campbell announced he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Since then, he released his final album, the critically-acclaimed Ghost
on the Canvas, and is in the midst of his successful Goodbye Tour. Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, and Keith Urban
paid homage to Campbell in a tribute performance on last year's CMA Awards.
The Mavericks last performed at CMA Music
Festival in 2004. The group won two CMA Awards for CMA Vocal Group of the Year (1995, 1996). Recently, The Mavericks signed with The Valory Music
Co., have begun work on a new album, and are embarking on a summer tour. The current lineup includes Raul Malo, Robert Reynolds, Paul Deakin, and Eddie Perez.
Milsap last performed at CMA Music
Festival in 2006 with Los Lonely Boys. He has received eight CMA Awards, including CMA Entertainer of the Year (1977), three wins as Male Vocalist of the Year (1974, 1976, 1977), and four wins for Album of the Year (1975 - A Legend in My Time; 1977 - Ronnie Milsap
Live; 1978 - It Was Almost
Like a Song; and 1986 - Lost in the Fifties Tonight). Last year he released his latest album, Country Again.
Rogers last performed at CMA Music
Festival in 2008. He has won five CMA Awards, including CMA Male Vocalist of the Year (1979), Album of the Year (1979 - The Gambler), Single of the Year (1977 - "Lucille"), and two wins for Vocal Duo of the Year (1978 and 1979, both with Dottie West). He recently released his first full-length inspirational Gospel album, The Love of God, through Cracker Barrel, and is the 2012 Artist-in-Residence at the Country Music
Hall of Fame and Museum.
Fans can stay in the loop by visiting CMAfest.com, the official website of CMA Music
Festival, where they can sign up for the CMA Exclusive e-news; connect with CMA socially on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest; play games; and of course see the entire lineup of Country Music's biggest stars as they are announced for the event.
Festival celebrates the unique relationship between Country Music
artists and their fans in the heart of Music
City USA. The artists participate for free, and on their behalf, CMA has donated half the net proceeds of the Festival to support music education through the Keep the Music
To date, more than $6.1 million has been donated to purchase musical instruments and supplies, providing thousands of students in Metro Nashville Public Schools with the resources and opportunities they could not have afforded on their own, and giving many of them a strong reason to remain in school. The total also includes a $1 million endowment gift for the Country Music
Hall of Fame and Museum's Words & Music
program, which assists language arts and music teachers with classroom instruction in the basics of songwriting.
Featuring concerts, autograph signings, family activities, and more, CMA Music
Festival is the ultimate Country Music
fan experience - a four-day celebration of America's music. In 2011, the event drew a record-setting 65,000 fans from all 50 states and 26 nations and, for the second consecutive year, sold out in advance each night at LP Field for the star-packed Nightly Concerts. According to the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, direct visitor spending generated by the Festival totaled more than $30 million. CMA Music
Festival is a four-time winner of the International Entertainment Buyers Association's LIVE! Award for Festival of the Year (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010).
Festival will once again be filmed for a national television special to air on the ABC Television Network. This is the ninth consecutive year that the event has been filmed for a network television special, a feat no other music festival has achieved. CBS aired the first CMA Music
Festival special in 2004, with ABC airing it from 2005 onward through 2021. "CMA
Festival: Country's Night to Rock" will be executive-produced by Robert Deaton.
Festival is organized and produced by the Country Music
Association. Fan Fair® is a registered trademark of CMA. Chevrolet™ is the Official Ride of Country Music. BIC is an Official Partner of the 2012 CMA Music