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2012 CMA Music Festival Single Night Concert Tickets Go On Sale April 14 - Hunter Hayes Added to Lineup

  • Posted on Apr 10th by Gardens admin  in Hunter Hayes,

    Apr 10, 2012

    Hunter Hayes, Martina McBride, and Jake Owen Added to Performance Lineup

    The Nightly Concerts at LP Field during CMA Music Festival are the best way to enjoy performances from today's hottest Country Music artists at an unbeatable price, creating an outstanding value for fans and families wanting to enjoy a great night of entertainment during Nashville's signature music event. 2012 CMA Music Festival takes place Thursday through Sunday, June 7-10, in downtown Nashville. The event will once again be filmed for an ABC television special to air in late summer

    Beginning Saturday, April 14, at 11:00 AM/ET (10:00 AM/CT), tickets to the individual Nightly Concerts will go on sale for $40 (plus applicable handling fees) for general admission in the upper deck of LP Field. Fans can purchase their tickets through Ticketmaster at or 1 (800) 745-3000. They can also purchase them through or 1 (800) CMA-FEST (262-3378).

    Fan favorites Hunter Hayes, Martina McBride and Jake Owen have joined the performance lineup for the Nightly Concerts at LP Field. This is Hayes' first performance at LP Field during CMA Music Festival. Additional artists will be announced soon.

    The current lineups for the Nightly Concerts are as follows in alphabetical order:

    Thursday, June 7: Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, and Zac Brown Band
    Friday, June 8: The Band Perry, Brantley Gilbert, Jake Owen, Blake Shelton, and Carrie Underwood
    Saturday, June 9: Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Hunter Hayes, and Faith Hill
    Sunday, June 10: Dierks Bentley, Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery, and Rascal Flatts

    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.

    Hayes released his debut album for Atlantic Records, Hunter Hayes, in 2011. He wrote or co-wrote all 12 songs and performed every instrument on the album, which features his Top 15-hit "Storm Warning" and his latest single "Wanted."

    McBride has won five CMA Awards, including four wins as Female Vocalist (1999, 2002-2004) and one win for Music Video of the Year (1994 for "Independence Day"). She is tied with Reba McEntire for the most wins in the CMA Female Vocalist category. Her most recent album is Eleven, featuring her current single "Marry Me," a duet with Pat Monahan from Train, and the recent Top Five hit "I'm Gonna Love You Through It."

    Owen has received two CMA Award nominations thus far, including Musical Event of the Year (2008 for "Life in a Northern Town" with Sugarland and Little Big Town) and New Artist of the Year (2009). His current album is Barefoot Blue Jean Night, featuring the No. 1 singles "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" and "Alone with You."

    Fans can stay in the loop by visiting, 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.

    CMA Music 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 Playing program.

    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 an unparalleled 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).

    CMA Music 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 Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" will be executive-produced by Robert Deaton.