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Carrie Underwood to Perform at CMA Music Festival

Appearance comes 10 years after the superstar made her CMA Fest debut

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Carrie Underwood performs at the 2014 CMA Music Festival. Her performance at this year's festival will mark 10 years since her first appearance.

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The lineup for next month’s CMA Music Festival in Nashville just got an extra helping of superstar. Carrie Underwood announced today that she’ll be performing during the nightly concerts at LP Field. The “Something in the Water” singer will take the stage on Saturday evening, June 13th.

The appearance doubles as an anniversary for Underwood, as it comes 10 years after her first CMA Fest performance. In 2005, she rode her American Idol victory to a slot at country music’s four-day festival. Since then, she’s been responsible for some of the event’s most memorable moments, including a ferocious cover of Guns n’ Roses’ “Paradise City” to close out the 2013 fest. Last year, she surprised fans with a cameo during Miranda Lambert’s LP Field set, recreating her and Lambert’s Number One duet “Somethin’ Bad.”

Underwood revealed her CMA Music Festival appearance via a post on her Instagram. “Hey #CMAfest! Look like I will be seeing you real soon!” she wrote beneath a photo of herself wearing “I Heart CMA Fest” sunglasses.

In February, Underwood gave birth to her first child, a boy named Isaiah Michael, with husband Mike Fisher. Three days before her CMA Fest return, she’ll give her first televised post-baby performance at the June 10th CMT Music Awards, singing current Top 10 hit “Little Toy Guns.” She also leads all CMT Award nominees with five nominations.

CMA Music Festival runs June 11th through 14th in Music City. Other performers at the nightly concerts include Eric Church, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, the Band Perry and Zac Brown Band.

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