CMA Music Festival TV special planned

June 4, 2010 at 8:19 PM
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NASHVILLE, June 4 (UPI) -- Highlights from the upcoming CMA Music Festival in Nashville are being taped for a TV special to air in September, ABC said.

Expected to take the stage at LP Field June 10-13 are Trace Adkins, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, Jason Aldean, Billy Currington, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band.

Taylor Swift is also to take part in a 13-hour fan meet-and-greet and short acoustic performance at The Bridgestone Arena during the festival.

"CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" will air as a 3-hour special Sept. 1.

"Our announced lineup this year is the strongest ever and a country music enthusiast's dream bill," Steve Moore, chairman of the CMA Board of Directors, said in a statement.

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