DIERKS BENTLEY TO PERFORM AT 2011 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL

NASHVILLE – CMA Award-winner and multi-Platinum-selling artist Dierks Bentley will perform at 2011 CMA Music Festival as part of the Nightly Concerts at LP Field on Friday, June 10.

CMA Music Festival takes place Thursday through Sunday, June 9-12, in downtown Nashville. The event, which celebrates its 40th birthday since beginning as Fan Fair® in 1972, will once again be filmed for an ABC television special to air in late summer.

“Dierks has been highly requested by our fans, and we are excited to welcome him back to CMA Music Festival this year,” said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer.

Artists currently scheduled to appear at LP Field include (in alphabetical order):

Thursday, June 9: Jason Aldean (with a special guest performance from Kelly Clarkson), Easton Corbin, Sara Evans, Brad Paisley, and Zac Brown Band (with special guest performance from Alan Jackson).

Friday, June 10: Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Reba, Ashton Shepherd, Sugarland, and Keith Urban.

Saturday, June 11: Trace Adkins, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, Josh Turner, and Chris Young.

Sunday, June 12: The Band Perry, the JaneDear girls, Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, and Taylor Swift.

Artists and schedules are subject to change. Sheryl Crow, who was previously announced as a performer, will not be able to particpate in CMA Music Festival this year due to a scheduling conflict.

“We will miss Sheryl, but we appreciate all the support she has given CMA events and Country Music through the years, and we look forward to seeing her on our stage in the future,” said Moore.

Country Music Association

Dierks Bentley Photo Courtesy of The Greenroom PR/Provided by Country Music Association

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