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CMA FEST DAY ONE

NASHVILLE—The 47th annual CMA Fest kicked off yesterday, with more than 100 performances on 11 stages throughout downtown Nashville. Fans packed the festival for hours upon hours of live music and one-of-a-kind fan experiences, from CMA reigning New Artist of the Year Jon Pardikicking off the Chevy Riverfront Stage, to Dierks Bentley appearing and performing on the CMA Close Up Stage for the Artist of the Day session at Xfinity Fair Fair X, to Jason Aldean closing out the nightly concert at Nissan Stadium.

CMA Fest is the longest-running Country Music festival in the world with proceeds going directly to helping enrich and sustain music education programs across the country through CMA’s nonprofit arm, the CMA Foundation, thanks to every artist at the festival donating their time.

The CMA Fest app clocked 4.5 million scheduled events on day one, up 21.6% compared to day one at CMA Fest in 2017. Conversations happening around CMA Fest saw more than 216 million in social reach.

Performances today are already underway, with fans looking forward to nightly concerts featuringLuke Combs, Old Dominion, Jake Owen, Mason Ramsey, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood andBrett Young at Nissan Stadium and Lee Brice, Drake White and The Big Fire, Clare Dunn, Tyler Farr, and Maddie & Tae at Cracker Barrel Country Roads Stage at Ascend Amphitheater.

A limited number of four-day tickets for the nightly concerts at Nissan Stadium, which also includes four-day access to Xfinity Fan Fair X, are still available at CMAfest.com/tickets or through the CMA Box Office at 1-800-CMA-FEST. Fans can purchase the CMA Fest Nash Pass for $60 plus fees, allowing a limited amount of fans VIP early access at the Cracker Barrel Country Roads Stage. The Nash Pass also includes a Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum tour, Ryman Auditorium tour and four-day admission to Xfinity Fan Fair X. Tickets for Xfinity Fan Fair X are available for $10 each day or $25 for a four-day pass.

Don’t miss a beat—download the CMA Fest app, presented by Xfinity, or get connected with CMA on CMAfest.comFacebookTwitterInstagramYouTube, and sign up for CMA Country Connection emails to receive the latest news as soon as it’s announced.

Jason Aldean closes out night one at Nissan Stadium during CMA Fest Thursday, June 7.
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Reigning CMA New Artist of the Year Jon Pardi opens the Riverfront Stage during CMA Fest Thursday, June 7.
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Dierks Bentley answers questions and performs for fans at Xfinity Fan Fair X inside Music City Center during the Artist of the Day session at CMA Fest Thursday, June 7.
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Brothers Osborne performs at Nissan Stadium during CMA Fest Thursday, June 7.
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Darius Rucker performs at Nissan Stadium during CMA Fest Thursday, June 7.
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Lauren Alaina joins Kane Brown to perform “What Ifs” at Nissan Stadium during CMA Fest Thursday, June 7.
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Dan + Shay debut their first full CMA Fest set at Nissan Stadium Thursday, June 7.
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Carly Pearce makes her CMA Fest Nissan Stadium debut Thursday, June 7.
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“Nashville” stars Lennon and Maisy Stella make a surprise performance alongside Charles Esten at Nissan Stadium during CMA Fest Thursday, June 7.
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“American Idol” winner Maddie Poppe (right) and finalist Caleb Hutchinson (left) perform at the Radio Disney Country Stage inside Music City Center during CMA Fest Thursday, June 7.
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Fans pack the Cracker Barrel Country Roads Stage at Ascend Amphitheater Presented by BBR Music Group during CMA Fest Thursday, June 7.
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Chase Rice performs at the Cracker Barrel Country Roads Stage at Ascend Amphitheater Presented by BBR Music Group during CMA Fest Thursday, June 7.
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Lindsay Ell performs at the Cracker Barrel Country Roads Stage at Ascend Amphitheater Presented by BBR Music Group during CMA Fest Thursday, June 7.
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Granger Smith performs at the Cracker Barrel Country Roads Stage at Ascend Amphitheater Presented by BBR Music Group during CMA Fest Thursday, June 7.
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LOCASH performs at the HGTV Lodge during CMA Fest Thursday, June 7.
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Michael Ray hugs a young fan on stage at the HGTV Lodge during CMA Fest Thursday, June 7.
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Sara Evans (center) surprises Song Suffragettes’ Kasey Tyndall, Cassadee Pope, Chloe Gilligan, Evans’ recent tourmate Kalie Shorr, and Jenna McDaniel to perform Evans’ “Born To Fly” at the CMA Close Up Stage inside Music City Center during CMA Fest Thursday, June 7.
Photo credit: John Russell/CMA
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