Country star Trace Adkins
has been added to the list of performers appearing in the three-hour,
primetime concert special: “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to
Rock,” airing Sunday, Aug. 14 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Adkins joins a concert lineup that includes individual performances from The
Band Perry, Dierks Bentley, Sara Evans, Lady Antebellum, Little Big
Town, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Darius Rucker, Blake
Shelton, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, and Keith Urban. The special also features one-of-a-kind collaborations including Alabama performing with Brad Paisley; Jason Aldean collaborating with Kelly Clarkson; a late-night jam with Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow; Josh Turner singing with “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery; “Idol” runner up Lauren Alaina joining Martina McBride; Gretchen Wilson partying with Big & Rich; and Alan Jackson performing with Zac Brown Band.
access is part of the special including interviews with The Band Perry,
Aldean and Clarkson, Lady Antebellum, Swift, and Shania Twain; a late-night jam at a downtown club with Luke Bryan;
and a day in the life of McCreery and Alaina as they experience their
first CMA Music Festival. Several artists step up to introduce their
peers including Bentley, McBride, Rascal Flatts, John Rich, Rucker, Shelton, and Twain.
annual event, which originally started as Fan Fair® in 1972, is unlike
any other: four days, 30 hours of autograph signings, 100 hours of live
music, hundreds of artists and celebrities, and a party list of
thousands of avid, singing and dancing-till-dawn fans. This is the
seventh time ABC will broadcast this special, which invites the country
to America’s biggest Country Music bash.
Tickets for 2012 CMA Music Festival, which will be held Thursday through Sunday, June 7-10, go on sale Saturday, July 30 (10:00 AM/CT). Fans
can order tickets for 2012 CMA Music Festival by calling Ticketmaster
at 1-800-745-3000 or 1-800-CMA-FEST (262-3378). To purchase tickets
online, visit www.CMAfest.com or www.Ticketmaster.com.