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.
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