CMA Music Festival Taps Mark Chesnutt, Lonestar for New Free Stage

Forever Country stage will showcase the genre's veterans, from the Bellamy Brothers to Restless Heart

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CMA Music Festival Taps Mark Chesnutt, Lonestar for New Free Stage
The 2017 CMA Music Festival will feature a new stage showcasing country veterans.

This year's CMA Music Festival in Nashville will feature a brand new, free stage. The Forever Country Park Stage focuses on artists from the past three decades, shining a light on veteran acts who are responsible for some of radio's most identifiable hits.

Mark Chesnutt ("Too Cold at Home"), the Bellamy Brothers ("Let Your Love Flow"), Tracy Lawrence ("Time Marches On") and Emerson Drive ("Moments") are among the artists performing at the new venue, located outside Nashville's Ascend Amphitheater. Exile, Confederate Railroad, Lonestar, Little Texas, Shenandoah, James Otto, Restless Heart and Darryl Worley are also on the schedule. Go to the CMA Fest website for the full lineup.

CMA Music Festival runs June 8th through 11th at stages around Music City. Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line, Brad Paisley, Maren Morris, Kelsea Ballerini and Miranda Lambert are among the artists playing the nightly centerpiece concerts.