Martina McBride to Perform at the Coliseum During CMA Music Festival/Fan Fair(R) Shannon Lawson, Charlie Louvin, Memarie, Restless Heart, Pam Tillis and

Josh Turner Join Greased Lightning(R) Riverfront Park Stages Performance

Lineup



    NASHVILLE, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Artists continue to join the lineup for
 the 2004 CMA Music Festival/Fan Fair(R).  The four-day music festival takes
 over Downtown Nashville Thursday through Sunday, June 10-13, with non-stop
 musical performances, celebrity autograph signings, family fun, sports
 activities and much more. "Country Music's Biggest Party(TM)" will also make
 its major network debut with a two-hour television special airing later this
 summer on the CBS Television Network.
     RCA recording artist Martina McBride, the reigning CMA Female Vocalist of
 the Year, has been added to the lineup of artists performing at the Nightly
 Concerts at The Coliseum (home of the NFL's Tennessee Titans). McBride, who
 also received this Award in 1999 and 2002, joins Loretta Lynn, Reba McEntire
 and Tammy Wynette as the only artists to be named Female Vocalist of the Year
 three or more times in the history of the CMA Awards.
     Previously announced performers for the Nightly Concerts at The Coliseum
 include: Trace Adkins; Dierks Bentley; Clint Black; Brooks & Dunn; Chris
 Cagle; Glen Campbell; Terri Clark; Billy Ray Cyrus; Charlie Daniels; Diamond
 Rio; Sara Evans; Vince Gill; Buddy Jewell; Lonestar; Jo Dee Messina; Joe
 Nichols; Brad Paisley; LeAnn Rimes; Keith Urban; Clay Walker; Darryl Worley
 and Wynonna with more artist announcements in the weeks leading up to the
 event.
     The Daily Concerts at the Greased Lightning(R) Riverfront Park Stages have
 always featured the full breadth of Country Music, from classic to
 contemporary, and the latest additions to these performances are no exception
 including Equity recording artist Shannon Lawson, Country Music Hall of Fame
 and Grand Ole Opry member Charlie Louvin, Cupit recording artist Memarie,
 reunited multi-Platinum Koch Nashville recording group Restless Heart, former
 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Pam Tillis and MCA Nashville recording artist
 Josh Turner, who is currently making a name for himself with his Gold-selling
 debut album Long Black Train.
     With more than 30 concert hours throughout four days, Greased Lightning(R)
 Riverfront Park Stages offers a blend of musical styles that covers the full
 spectrum of Country Music. Single-day tickets are available at the gate during
 the event for $12, children 6 and younger are admitted free -- making the
 Daily Concerts economical family fun.
     Previously announced performers for the Daily Concerts at Greased
 Lightning(R) Riverfront Park Stages include Jessi Alexander; Lynn Anderson;
 Jessica Andrews; Sherrie Austin; Steve Azar; David Ball; Jeff Bates; Eddie
 Bayers & The Players; Bellamy Brothers; John Berry; BlackHawk; Blue County;
 Suzy Bogguss; BR549; Lane Brody; Jim Ed Brown; T. Graham Brown; Tammy Cochran;
 Cooder Graw; Helen Cornelius; Cowboy Crush; Billy Currington; Joe Diffie;
 Jolie Edwards; Scotty Emerick; Lee Greenwood; Andy Griggs; Jennifer Hanson; J.
 Michael Harter; Ty Herndon; Hilljack; Jan Howard; Jedd Hughes; Stonewall
 Jackson; The Jenkins; Royal Wade Kimes; Miranda Lambert; Johnny Lee; Aaron
 Lines; Little Big Town; Little Texas; Daniel Lee Martin; John Arthur Martinez;
 Lila McCann; Brian McComas; Neal McCoy; Mel McDaniel; Craig Morgan; Mountain
 Heart; David Lee Murphy; Oak Ridge Boys; Jamie O'Neal; James Otto; The Pajama
 Party (featuring Deborah Allen, The Kinleys and Michelle Wright); Lee Roy
 Parnell; Pinmonkey; Colt Prather; Rachel Proctor; Julie Roberts; Dan and Jim
 Seals; Jeannie Seely; Jeffrey Steele; Doug Stone; Sugarland; Mel Tillis; Tanya
 Tucker; Lane Turner; Rhonda Vincent; Jimmy Wayne; The Wilkinsons; Trent
 Willmon; Mac Wiseman and Gretchen Wilson
     Comedian T. Bubba Bechtol, Sara Evans, Jamey Garner, Vern Gosdin, Con
 Hunley, Miranda Lambert and Lila McCann have been added to the list of artists
 who will be appearing in their fan club booths, ready to meet their fans and
 pose for pictures in the Wrangler(R) Fan Fair (Exhibit Hall) located in the
 Nashville Convention Center.  Artists already announced as appearing in the
 Wrangler(R) Fan Fair include:  Trace Adkins; Alabama; Bill Anderson; John
 Berry; Blue County; Tracy Byrd; Billy "Crash" Craddock; Charlie Daniels;
 Kassie DePaiva; Diamond Rio; Ty England; Bill Engvall; 4Runner; Donna Fargo;
 Andy Griggs; Eric Heatherly; Steve Holy; Buddy Jewell; Royal Wade Kimes; Larry
 The Cable Guy; Lonestar; Daniel Lee Martin; Jo Dee Messina; John Michael
 Montgomery; Jamie O'Neal; LeAnn Rimes; Rushlow; Sawyer Brown; Blake Shelton;
 Marty Stuart; Trick Pony; Trini Triggs; Josh Turner; Phil Vassar; Bryan White;
 Mark Wills; Brad Wolf; Darryl Worley and the stars of NBC Daytime dramas "Days
 of our Lives" and "Passions."
     Four-day ticket packages (priced $145 and $125 for adults; and $100 and
 $86 for children 14 and younger) are on sale now. Children 3 and younger are
 admitted free.
     Ticket packages are divided into four categories, based on the level of
 reserved seating at The Coliseum (the Gold Circle ticket package is already
 sold out). Ticket packages include the Nightly Concerts at The Coliseum; Daily
 Concerts at Greased Lightning(R) Riverfront Park Stages; the Wrangler(R) Fan
 Fair (Exhibit Hall); Sports Zone; Bush's(R) Baked Beans Family Zone; CMA Music
 Festival After Hours(TM); free in-town shuttles to major event sites; the
 official CMA Music Festival Program Book; CMA Music Festival pin; and special
 discounts to area attractions, restaurants, shops and more.
     To purchase ticket packages, order over the phone by calling toll-free
 1-800-CMA-FEST (262-3378) or through Ticketmaster at (615) 255-9600; or
 download an order form at www.CMAfest.com ; or visit www.Ticketmaster.com to
 buy online.  Prices do not include applicable handling fees. Children ages 3
 and younger are admitted free. Ticket prices, schedule and artists appearing
 are subject to change without notice. Order early for the best available
 reserved seat at The Coliseum. All sales are final and non-refundable.
     Shuttle service from outlying areas of Nashville to CMA Music Festival
 events will be available from several park-and-ride locations with unlimited
 access on the Gray Line Satellite Shuttle. To purchase a separate pass and to
 make advance Gray Line Satellite Shuttle reservations, call 1-800-251-1864 or
 (615) 883-5555.
     For up-to-the-minute information about tickets, travel information,
 schedules, artist appearances and more, visit www.CMAfest.com and sign up for
 e-news. 2004 CMA Music Festival/Fan Fair is organized and produced by the
 Country Music Association. Country Weekly is an official media partner. MJI
 Programming, a division of Premiere Radio Networks, is the official radio
 broadcaster. Promotional partners include American Airlines, B.A.S.S.(R),
 Bush's(R) Baked Beans, Camping World, Carl Black Chevrolet, Coca-Cola, Greased
 Lightning(R), NBC Daytime and Wrangler(R). Fan Fair is a registered trademark
 of CMA.
     Apply for media credentials to cover CMA Music Festival online
 at CMApress.com . The site contains information and downloadable photos for
 the media only. The site is password protected and not meant for public use.
 
 

SOURCE Country Music Association

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