CMA Music Festival Broadcast Moving Over and Up


This year’s CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock has been moved to air Sunday, Aug. 14 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. Dierks Bentley and Little Big Town have recently been added to the list of performers for the concert special as well.

"The strength of this television special, and the format, is the diversity of our stars and the depth of their talent," said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer. "No matter what your taste, or which end of the Country Music spectrum you chose, you will find artists and performances in the special that will keep you entertained."
The festival is made up of individual performances from favorite country artists as well as collaborations that include Alabama and Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, Alan Jackson and Zac Brown Band and more. Some of the other performers include The Band Perry, Sara Evans, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, and Keith Urban.
The concert special will also include interviews with several of the stars, a late-night jam with Luke Bryan at a downtown club, and a look at McCreery and Alaina’s first CMA Music Festival experience.
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) or visit the Bridgestone Arena To purchase tickets online, visit or