Jo Dee Messina, Tracy Lawrence & More Added To 2023 CMA Fest Lineup

CMA Fest’s 50th anniversary celebration will take place in Nashville June 8-11.


Madeleine O’Connell

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June 1, 2023


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Jo Dee Messina; Photo by Andrew Wendowski 2

CMA Fest is only one week away, and the star-studded lineup is heating up even more! 

The Country Music Association has announced that Tracy Lawrence, Jo Dee Messina, Tanya Tucker and Josh Turner will join the list of country artists that are slated to perform on the Nissan Stadium main stage throughout the four-day festival. 

Additionally, King Calaway will deliver the National Anthem at Nissan Stadium on Thursday, June 8. 

Taking place in Downtown Nashville Thursday through Sunday, June 8-11, 2023, the four-day festival will feature hundreds of artists performing on multiple stages throughout Music City.

The stages include nightly concerts at Nissan Stadium, free daytime performances at the Chevy Riverfront Stage, the Dr. Pepper AMP Stage, the Chevy Vibes Stage, and more.   

The longest-running Country Music festival in the world will also include unique up-close-and-personal experiences that bring fans and artists together at the annual Fan Fair X located inside Music City Center. 

“We are so excited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of CMA Fest this year!” says Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “A lot has changed since our early days of Fan Fair but all these years later, the heart of the festival remains that special connection between the fans and the artists. We are truly grateful to everyone who has supported us throughout the years and we look forward to celebrating this milestone with all of our attendees in June. Stay tuned for much more!”

CMA Fest; Photo by Caitlin Harris, CMA
CMA Fest; Photo by Caitlin Harris, CMA


 A limited number of Four-Night Stadium Passes are currently still available to purchase. Single night tickets for the nightly concerts at Nissan Stadium are also for sale, starting at just $113.80 per night at  

Along with non-stop music that will be showcased throughout the city, fans can also tap into festival’s history and experience how it all started 50 years ago at Fan Fair X inside Music City Center. This will be the center for festival-goers to take part in meet and greets, listen to music, purchase merchandise and more, all in the comfort of air-conditioning. Four-day and single-day tickets for Fan Fair X also now available.

Those looking to upgrade their experience by claiming a front row spot for the performances on the Chevy Riverfront Stage have the chance to take part in the Riverside Retreat. This is an exclusive destination along the Cumberland River, offering early admission to the stage that often reaches capacity. Enjoy shaded areas, misting stations, charging for mobile devices, discounts on select beverages, air-conditioned restrooms, yard games, exclusive online merchandise discounts and more. Four-day tickets for Riverside Retreat are now available for $299 at  

See the 2023 CMA Fest lineup below. Lineups are subject to change. 

Nissan Stadium Main Stage

Jason Aldean

Dierks Bentley

Luke Bryan

Eric Church

Luke Combs

Dan + Shay

Jordan Davis


Tyler Hubbard

Cody Johnson

Miranda Lambert

Tracy Lawrence

Little Big Town

Jo Dee Messina

Ashley McBryde

Tim McGraw

Old Dominion

Jon Pardi

Carly Pearce

Tanya Tucker

Josh Turner

Keith Urban

Lainey Wilson

Nissan Stadium Platform Stage

Ashley Cooke

Dalton Dover

Megan Moroney

Ian Munsick


Nate Smith

Alana Springsteen

Hailey Whitters

Chevy Riverfront Stage

Lauren Alaina

Cooper Alan

Ingrid Andress

Tenille Arts

Chayce Beckham

Priscilla Block

Danielle Bradbery

Tyler Braden


Ashley Cooke

Jackson Dean

Travis Denning

Madeline Edwards

Morgan Evans

Caylee Hammack

Corey Kent

Jon Langston

Maddie & Tae

Kameron Marlowe

Chase Matthew

Drake Milligan

Niko Moon

Kylie Morgan

Megan Moroney

Ian Munsick


MacKenzie Porter

Restless Road

Jameson Rodgers

Lily Rose

Runaway June

Dylan Scott

Elvie Shane 

Conner Smith

Nate Smith

Matt Stell

Hailey Whitters

Lainey Wilson

Warren Zeiders

Dr Pepper AMP Stage At Ascend Park

A Thousand Horses

Avery Anna

Kassi Ashton

Rodney Atkins

Frankie Ballard

Blanco Brown

Craig Campbell

Mackenzie Carpenter

Callista Clark

Ashland Craft

Tyler Farr

Josh Gracin

Kidd G

Erin Kinsey

Love and Theft

Alexander Ludwig

Dylan Marlowe

Chrissy Metz

William Michael Morgan

David Nail

Jamie O’Neal

Frank Ray



Caitlyn Smith

Alana Springsteen

The Frontmen

The Red Clay Strays

Pam Tillis

Uncle Kracker

Chancey Williams

Rita Wilson

The Chevy Vibes Stage at Walk Of Fame Park

Tyler Booth

Dillon Carmichael

Spencer Crandall

Adam Doleac

Dalton Dover 

Hannah Ellis

Carter Faith

Ryan Griffin

Chapel Hart

Home Free

Kat & Alex

Halle Kearns 

Tiera Kennedy

Brett Kissel

Ella Langley

Jerrod Niemann

Catie Offerman

Drew Parker

Meghan Patrick

Kimberly Perry

Shane Profitt

Tyler Rich

Josh Ross


Dylan Schneider

Canaan Smith

Noah Thompson

Thompson Square

Kasey Tyndall

Georgia Webster

Mark Wills

Anne Wilson

Maui Jim Reverb Stage at Bridgestone Arena Plaza

Tanner Adell

Casey Barnes

Justin Champagne

Ben Chapman

Kyle Clark

Abbey Cone

Melanie Dyer

Taylor Edwards

Drew Green

Jonathan Hutcherson

David J

Willie Jones

Thomas Mac

Bryan Martin

Chase McDaniel

Meg McRee

Madeline Merlo

Logan Michael

David Morris

Patrick Murphy

Neon Union

Griffen Palmer

Pillbox Patti

Peytan Porter

Brandon Ratcliff

Riley Roth

Matt Schuster

Austin Snell

Tigirlily Gold

Anna Vaus

Lathan Warlick

Lauren Watkins

Sam Williams

Stephen Wilson Jr

CMA Fest is uniquely programmed with artists donating their time so a portion of ticket proceeds can be invested in high-quality music education programs across the U.S. through the CMA Foundation.

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.