CMA Announces Nissan Stadium Anthem Performers and CMA Close Up Stage Artists for 2018 CMA Music Festival

The CMA has announced the return of the popular CMA Close Up Stage inside Fan Fair X for the 2018 CMA Music Festival as well as this year's Nissan Stadium National Anthem Performers!  Full lineups available at!

CMA Close Up Stage Artists as follows:

Thursday, June 7th
  • Artist of the Day: Dierks Bentley
  • Marine Corps Band New Orleans
  • Ricky Skaggs
  • Song Suffragettes
  • The Making of Words with Sara Evans
  • CMA Fest Match Game
Friday, June 8th
  • Artist of the Day: Luke Bryan
  • Tracy Lawrence with Storme Warren
  • Bluebird Cafe Songwriters Round with Jake Etheridge, Adam Hambrick, and Tenile Townes
  • Kelly Lang and TG Sheppard
Saturday, June 9th
  • Artist of the Day: Dustin Lynch
  • Hayley Orrantia
  • Song Suffragettes
Sunday, June 10th
  • Artist of the Day: Kelsea Ballerini
  • Bill Anderson and Bobby Bare
  • Ray Stevens
  • Restless Heart
  • Exile
  • Naomi Judd
Nissan Stadium Anthem Performers
Thursday: Oak Ridge Boys
Friday: Mason Ramsay
Saturday: Jillian Jacqueline
Sunday: Ray Stevens