CMA Fest 2023 Announces Expanded Performer Lineup

New artists added to the CMA Fest lineup in Nashville this June.

The Country Music Association (CMA) has recently announced additional performances for the upcoming CMA Fest, scheduled for June 6-9 in downtown Nashville. This event, eagerly anticipated by country music fans, already boasts a lineup of hundreds of artists. The recent announcement adds Terri Clark, Craig Morgan, Josh Turner, and Gretchen Wilson to the opening of the nightly concerts at Nissan Stadium, with Old Dominion also joining the main stage.

Fans attending the festival will be treated to special performances inside Nissan Stadium from artists such as Jackson Dean, Shaboozey, and Brittney Spencer. The venue’s Platform Stage will showcase talents including Tanner Adell, Chapel Hart, Dasha, and others. Reyna Roberts is set to perform the national anthem to kick off the event on Thursday night at Nissan Stadium.

The Tennessee State University marching band, The Aristocrat of Bands, will make a return this year, greeting CMA Fest fans on Thursday morning as they march across the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge. The festival will also feature performances across various stages, including Sophia Scott singing the national anthem at the Chevy Riverfront Stage and appearances by Julia Cole, Allie Colleen, and several other artists.

Gretchen Wilson will participate in a Q&A session on the CMA Close Up Stage inside Fan Fair X, celebrating 20 years of her hit single “Redneck Woman.” Inside Fan Fair X, the Spotlight Stage will host a writer’s round presented by Color Me Country, featuring several artists, while the Canadian Country Music Association will present another writer’s round.

CMA Fest also welcomes back Country Proud to the Hard Rock Stage, featuring performances from Denitia, Sonia Leigh, and others. For complete stage lineups, attendees are encouraged to download the CMA Connect App. A variety of ticket options are still available in limited quantities, including four-night stadium passes and single-night tickets for Nissan Stadium concerts, starting at $84 per night. Fan Fair X tickets and Riverside Retreat tickets are also available for purchase.

Artists performing at CMA Fest donate their time, allowing a portion of the proceeds to benefit music education initiatives across the United States through the CMA Foundation. For more information on tickets and the full event lineup, visit

CMA Fest, known as the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience™, began in 1972 and has grown into Nashville’s signature Country Music event. This year marks the 20th consecutive year CMA has produced a summer music program to be broadcast on ABC. The CMA Foundation, established by the Country Music Association, focuses on improving and sustaining music education programs nationwide.

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